Many across Western Europe and the U.S. would be willing to accept Muslims as family or as neighbors. Yet there is no consensus on whether Islam fits into these societies.
A declining share of Canadians identify as Christians. Most Canadians say religion’s influence in public life is waning in their country.
In many European countries and the United States, women do not actually differ significantly from men in their views about abortion.
Restrictions on religion increased in 2016 for the second straight year. Nationalist parties and organizations played an increasing role in harassment of religious minorities, especially in Europe.
Young adults tend to be less religious than their elders by several measures; the opposite is rarely true. This pattern holds true across many countries that have different religious, economic and social profiles.
Islam is the most common state religion, but many governments give privileges to Christianity.
More babies were born to Christian mothers than to members of any other religion in recent years. Less than 20 years from now, however, the number of babies born to Muslims is expected to modestly exceed births to Christians.
Lack of formal education is widespread in many countries in south Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Hindus are among the least educated of the world’s major religious groups when looked at globally, but this is not true of Hindus everywhere.
If current demographic trends hold, by 2050, Muslims are projected to be more numerous in the U.S. than people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion.