Most American adults (82%) say Muslims are subject to at least some discrimination in the U.S. today, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in March – including a majority (56%) who say Muslims are discriminated against a lot.
In general, Western European countries that have a mandatory church tax aren’t any less religious than those that don’t have such a tax.
While U.S. Jews have a strong attachment to Israel, they are divided in their assessment of Trump’s handling of the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
Giving a share of one’s income to the church has been a part of European tradition for centuries. Today, several countries continue to collect a “church tax” on behalf of officially recognized religious organizations, in some cases levying the tax on all registered members.
Sizable majorities of adults in six European countries with a mandatory tax say they pay it and few say they are likely to opt out.
People see diversity and gender equality increasing in their countries but say family ties have weakened. Views on the importance of religion vary widely.
Almost all New Zealanders said in a 2011-2012 survey that they would accept a neighbor of a different religion.
Reports of anti-Semitic incidents in France rose dramatically in 2018. Yet most French adults do not believe negative Jewish stereotypes and are accepting of Jews.
Religiously active Americans are less likely to drink alcohol than those who are not as religious – but religion's relationship with drinking is more nuanced.
The church is one of the few major mainline Protestant denominations in the country that currently does not sanction same-sex marriage.