To highlight some of India’s religious, cultural and demographic differences, here are key facts about its states.
Religious pluralism has long been a core value in India. A new report shows that India’s religious composition has been fairly stable since 1951.
All major religious groups in India have shown sharp declines in their fertility rates, limiting change in the country’s religious composition since 1951. Meanwhile, fertility differences between India’s religious groups are generally much smaller than they used to be.
Indians see religious tolerance as a central part of who they are as a nation. Across the major religious groups, most people say it is very important to respect all religions to be “truly Indian.”
Globally, Muslims live in the biggest households, followed by Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jews and the religiously unaffiliated.
There is a rising number of atheists in the United States. Here are some key facts about atheists in the U.S. and around the world.
The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip, with both Protestantism and Catholicism experiencing losses of population share.
A declining share of Canadians identify as Christians. Most Canadians say religion’s influence in public life is waning in their country.
Southern Baptists are the largest evangelical Protestant group in the United States. Yet the total number of Southern Baptists is falling.
The global Muslim population is more concentrated in Islam’s main population centers than the global Christian population is for Christianity.