A major new Pew Research Center survey illuminates the many different ways in which Americans may self-identify as Jewish or partially Jewish. Use the checkboxes in this interactive to calculate the size of the U.S. Jewish population based on different definitions of what it means to be Jewish.
American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people, but their identity is also changing: 22% of American Jews now say they have no religion.
The religious affiliation of U.S. immigrants is majority Christian, but there is a rising share of other faiths, including Muslims and Hindus.
While the exact date of the Hindu New Year varies by region and custom, many Hindus celebrate in mid-April with traditional meals and activities at home and in temples.
U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Middle East from March 20-23, where he will spend much of the time in Israel, home to 41% of the world’s Jews.
Just as the world’s Catholic population is spread across the globe, the cardinal electors gather from all regions to elect the next pope.
Catholics have made up a remarkably stable share of the global population over the past century, but their geographic distribution has shifted significantly during that time.