American Jews are skeptical that either Israeli or Palestinian leaders are making a sincere effort to reach a peace settlement.
In Egypt, the government’s restrictions on religion also are coupled with a Muslim public that is considerably less tolerant of religious pluralism than Muslims elsewhere.
Despite hopes that the political uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa would lead to greater freedoms for the people of the region, a new study finds that restrictions on religion continued to increase in 2011.
As Iranians prepare to elect a new president on June 14, just 40% of them think religious figures should play a large role in politics.
A new global survey of Muslims shows they are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics.
Highlights from the report "The World's Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society"
A new survey report looks at attitudes among Muslims in 39 countries on a wide range of topics, from science to sharia, polygamy to popular culture. The survey finds that overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law to be the official law of their land, but there is also widespread support for democracy and religious freedom.
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.
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.