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.
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.
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.
Nearly six-in-ten Americans participate in some type of community group or organization, including 11% who say they take part in at least four such groups.
On issues including national identity and religious minorities, views among UK adults align very closely to general opinion across the EU.
Tuesday is the 210th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Roughly eight-in-ten U.S. adults say humans have evolved over time.