InteractivesJuly 7, 2017

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.

Pew Research CenterJuly 7, 2017

Public Opinion on Abortion

UncategorizedJune 30, 2017

Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage

In Pew Research Center polling in 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a margin of 57% to 35%. Since then, support for same-sex marriage has steadily grown. Based on polling in 2016, a majority of Americans (55%) support same-sex marriage, compared with 37% who oppose it. See the latest data on same-sex marriage.

PublicationsJune 30, 2017

Gay Marriage Around the World

A fact sheet provides an overview of the situation in the nations where same-sex marriage is legal nationwide as well as countries that allow it in certain jurisdictions.

UncategorizedMay 10, 2017

Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe

Religion has reasserted itself as an important part of individual and national identity in a region that was once dominated by atheist communist regimes.

UncategorizedApril 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.

InteractivesApril 12, 2017

Restrictions on religion among the 25 most populous countries, 2007-2015

Among the world’s 25 most populous countries, Russia, Egypt, India, Pakistan, and Nigeria stand out as having the most restrictions on religion (as of the end of 2015) when both government restrictions and religious hostilities are taken into account.

Pew Research CenterApril 12, 2017

Restrictions on religion among the 25 most populous countries, 2007-2015

UncategorizedApril 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.

UncategorizedApril 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.