March 08, 2012
New Pew Forum Study Explores Religious Makeup of Immigrants
A new report on religion and international migration by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life finds that Christians comprise nearly half – an estimated 106 million, or 49% – of the world’s 214 million international migrants. According to the study, Faith on the Move: The Religious Affiliation of International Migrants, Muslims make up the second-largest group – almost 60 million, or 27%. The remaining quarter are a mix of Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, adherents of other faiths and the religiously unaffiliated (those who identify as atheists and agnostics or say they have no particular religion).
January 12, 2012
New Poll: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Surveys Mormons in America
With Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, Jr. vying for the GOP presidential nomination, a popular Broadway musical about Mormons, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) running an extensive television campaign featuring ordinary Mormons, many say that America is in the midst of a “Mormon moment.” But how do Mormons themselves, who make up nearly 2% of the U.S. public, feel about the media spotlight, the election campaign and their place in America?
January 06, 2012
New Pew Forum Survey of Mormons in America
In a 10 a.m. EST conference call for journalists on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life will discuss the findings from a major new comprehensive survey, Mormons in America: Certain in Their Beliefs but Uncertain of Their Place in Society.
December 19, 2011
New Pew Forum Study Estimates Global Christian Population at 2.18 Billion
With Christmas fast approaching, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life published a new comprehensive demographic report on the size and distribution of the world’s Christian population. The study finds that there are 2.18 billion Christians of all ages in more than 200 countries around the world, representing nearly a third of the estimated 6.9 billion 2010 global population. Christians are so geographically widespread that no single continent or region can indisputably claim to be the center of global Christianity.
December 15, 2011
New Pew Forum Report Estimates the Size and Distribution of the Worldwide Christian Population
In a noon EST conference call for journalists on Monday, Dec. 19,
2011, the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life will
discuss the findings contained in its new study, Global Christianity: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Christian Population, which offers the most current and fully sourced estimates of the worldwide Christian population as of 2010.
August 30, 2011
New Pew Research Center Survey Finds Moderate Attitudes Among Muslim Americans
As the 10th anniversary of the
9/11 attacks approaches, a comprehensive public opinion survey by the Pew
Research Center finds no indication of increased alienation or anger among
Muslim Americans in response to concerns about home-grown Islamic terrorists,
controversies about the building of mosques and other pressures on this
high-profile minority group in recent years. Nor does the new polling provide
any evidence of rising support for Islamic extremism among Muslim Americans.
June 22, 2011
New Pew Forum Survey Explores Views of Evangelical Protestant Leaders Around the World
In a new survey
by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, most evangelical
Protestant leaders who live in the Global South (58%) say that evangelical
Christians are gaining influence on life in their countries. By contrast, most leaders who live in the Global North (66%)
say that, in the societies in which they live, evangelicals are losing
influence. U.S. evangelical leaders are especially downbeat about the prospects
for evangelical Christianity in their society; 82% say evangelicals are losing
influence in the United States today, while only 17% think evangelicals are
September 28, 2010
New Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Survey Explores Religious Knowledge in the U.S.
Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring
groups on a new survey of religious knowledge by the Pew Research
Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, outperforming evangelical
Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the
core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions.
October 01, 2009
Pew Research Poll: Support For Abortion Slips
A new national survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion
& Public Life and the Pew Research Center for the People & the
Press finds that fewer Americans express support for abortion than in
October 28, 2008
Election Night Media Tool Kit
Join the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life on election night 2008
and the following day for analysis of religion's role in the election, a
preliminary breakdown of how the religious public voted and more.
February 19, 2008
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life to Release U.S. Religious Landscape Survey
Based on interviews conducted in English and Spanish with a
representative sample of over 35,000 adults, the survey includes
detailed information on religious affiliation and provides estimates of
the size of religious groups that are as small as three-tenths of 1
percent of the adult population.
March 01, 2001
Events of the past year, including the presidential campaign's focus on
religion and politics, attention given to Attorney General Ashcroft's
religious convictions, and President Bush's establishment of the White
House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, illustrate that
the role of religion in public life is no longer an underlying