There is a rising number of atheists in the United States. Here are some key facts about atheists in the U.S. and around the world.
Catholics have less confidence in their clergy's advice than Protestants – and are less likely to claim a close relationship with clergy.
Americans who personally know someone in a different religious group are more likely to feel positively about members of that group.
The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip, with both Protestantism and Catholicism experiencing losses of population share.
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