Most U.S. adults know what the Holocaust was and approximately when it happened, but fewer than half can correctly answer multiple-choice questions about the number of Jews who were murdered or the way Adolf Hitler came to power, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Among U.S. adults who attend services a few times a year or more, 45% say they’re not sure whether their clergy are Democrats or Republicans.
Globally, women are younger than their male partners. They also are more likely to age alone and to live in single-parent households.
In Brazil – home to the world’s largest Catholic population – a majority of Catholics are in favor of allowing priests to marry.
Dennis Quinn, computational social scientist, explains how our analysis of sermons came together and the challenges that arise when religion meets big data.
This Pew Research Center analysis harnesses computational techniques to identify, collect and analyze the sermons that U.S. churches livestream or share on their websites each week.
Every year, we publish hundreds of reports, blog posts, digital essays and other studies. Here are some of our most noteworthy findings from the past year.
Globally, Muslims live in the biggest households, followed by Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jews and the religiously unaffiliated.
Almost a quarter of U.S. children under 18 live with one parent and no other adults, more than three times the share of children around the world who do so.
Household size and composition often vary by religious affiliation, data from 130 countries and territories reveals. Muslims and Hindus have larger households than Christians and religious “nones,” influenced in part by regional norms.