PublicationsDecember 12, 2017

Americans Say Religious Aspects of Christmas Are Declining in Public Life

Most U.S. adults believe the religious aspects of Christmas are emphasized less now than in the past – even as relatively few are bothered by this trend.

PublicationsNovember 29, 2017

Europe’s Growing Muslim Population

Even with no new migration, Muslims are projected to increase as a share of Europe’s population.

PublicationsOctober 3, 2017

Many Countries Favor Specific Religions, Officially or Unofficially

Islam is the most common state religion, but many governments give privileges to Christianity.

PublicationsAugust 31, 2017

U.S. Protestants Are Not Defined by Reformation-Era Controversies 500 Years Later

Five hundred years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that U.S. Protestants are not united about – and in some cases, are not even aware of – some of the controversies that were central to the historical schism between Protestantism and Catholicism.

PublicationsApril 26, 2017

In America, Does More Education Equal Less Religion?

Overall, U.S. adults with college degrees are less religious than others on some measures. However, Christians with higher levels of education appear to be just as religious as those with less schooling.

PublicationsApril 11, 2017

Global Restrictions on Religion Rise Modestly in 2015, Reversing Downward Trend

Government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion increased in 2015 for the first time in three years. Government harassment and use of force surged in Europe, as did social hostilities against Muslims.

PublicationsApril 5, 2017

The Changing Global Religious Landscape

More babies were born to Christian mothers than to members of any other religion in recent years. Less than 20 years from now, however, the number of babies born to Muslims is expected to modestly exceed births to Christians.

PublicationsFebruary 15, 2017

Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Religious Groups

Americans generally express more positive feelings toward various religious groups today than they did just a few years ago.

PublicationsJuly 16, 2014

How Americans Feel About Religious Groups

When asked to rate religious groups on a “feeling thermometer” ranging from 0 to 100, Americans rate Jews, Catholics and evangelical Christians warmly and atheists and Muslims more coldly.