The vast majority of adults in Central and Eastern Europe identify with a religious group and believe in God. But one country is an exception to this pattern: the Czech Republic.
Christians were harassed by governments or social groups in a total of 128 countries in 2015 – more countries than any other religious group.
Religious belief is much more common than religious practice among Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe.
Most people in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia seem willing to share their societies with ethnic and religious groups different from their own.
A substantial share of adults in Central and Eastern Europe hold traditional views of women and the family, especially in countries with Orthodox majorities.
Russia is widely viewed by the region’s Orthodox Christians as an important counterweight to Western influences and as a global protector of Orthodox and ethnic Russian populations.
Religion has reasserted itself as an important part of individual and national identity in many places where communist regimes once repressed religious worship and promoted atheism.
Religion has reasserted itself as an important part of individual and national identity in a region that was once dominated by atheist communist regimes.
The generation gap between millennials and older adults on social and political issues exists even among evangelical Protestants.
While sub-Saharan Africa had fewer religious restrictions than many other parts of the world in 2015, it experienced a larger increase than any other region.