Public Opinion on Abortion
A series of graphics explores public opinion on abortion, illustrating how opinion differs among various demographic groups, including religious, political, age and gender groups.
Visualizing gender differences in religious commitment around the world
Gender gap in weekly worship service attendance differs between Muslim-majority and Christian-majority countries.
How religious is your state?
Southern states are among the most highly religious states in the U.S., while those in New England are among the least devout.
Event: Is the American Public Becoming Less Religious?
Video: How the U.S. Public Became Less Religious
Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage
A series of graphics shows how public opinion toward same-sex marriage has changed in Pew Research Center polls since 2001. See how much opinion varies by generation, religious group, gender, race and political party.
Same-Sex Marriage, State by State
In June of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled all state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry nationwide. This timeline highlights the changes in state policies leading up to that ruling.
Religious Landscape Study
Explore the geographic distribution and demographics of America’s major religious groups.
Event: The Future of World Religions
Number of Executions in Each State Since 1977
Over 1300 executions have occurred in the U.S. since 1977, the year after the Supreme Court reaffirmed its approval of the death penalty. See how many executions have been performed in each state since the ruling.