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.
Atheists and agnostics know more about religion than most other religious groups, while those with no particular religion are among the least knowledgeable.
The religiously unaffiliated were harassed by governments, private groups or both in 23 countries in 2017, up from 14 the previous year.
Just 31% of U.S. Catholics believe that the bread and wine used in Communion become the body and blood of Christ. Nearly seven-in-ten say the Eucharist is symbolic.
U.S. Jews have relatively high levels of religious knowledge. But other Americans are unable to answer some basic questions about Jewish practices.
U.S. adults generally can answer basic questions about the Bible and Christianity, but are less familiar with other world religions
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A declining share of Canadians identify as Christians. Most Canadians say religion’s influence in public life is waning in their country.
A majority of U.S. adults say recent reports of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church reflect problems that are still happening.
More than 15 years after U.S. bishops pledged “zero tolerance” for sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, reports of previously unpublicized misconduct continue to receive wide media coverage.