InteractivesNovember 29, 2017

The Growth of Germany’s Muslim Population

Immigration has been a major factor in the growth of Germany’s Muslim population. But, even if there is no more immigration, Muslims will continue to increase as a share of Germany’s population in future decades.

Summary of FindingsNovember 29, 2017

Europas wachsende muslimische Bevölkerung

Summary of FindingsNovember 29, 2017

Croissance de la population musulmane en Europe

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.

PublicationsMay 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.

PublicationsFebruary 10, 2014

Russians Return to Religion, But Not to Church

Between 1991 and 2008, the share of Russian adults identifying as Orthodox Christian rose from 31% to 72%, according to data from the International Social Survey Programme. During the same period, the share of Russia’s population that does not identify with any religion dropped from 61% to 18%.

InteractivesApril 30, 2013

Infographic: The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society

PublicationsApril 30, 2013

The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society

A new survey report looks at attitudes among Muslims in 39 countries on a wide range of topics, from science to sharia, polygamy to popular culture. The survey finds that overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law to be the official law of their land, but there is also widespread support for democracy and religious freedom.

PublicationsApril 23, 2013

Concerns About Religious Extremism in Boston Bombings Suspects’ Homelands

A new Pew Research Center survey finds high levels of concern about religious extremism among Muslims living in the North Caucasus area of Russia and the neighboring Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. It also finds that most Muslims in the region reject violence against civilians.

PublicationsMarch 5, 2013

During Benedict’s Papacy, Religious Observance Among Catholics in Europe Remained Low but Stable

When Benedict XVI was elected pope in 2005, religious observance among Europeans had been in decline for decades, and he set out to stem the tide of secularization. How successful was he? Pew Research polls indicate that during his papacy, religious observance among Catholics in France, Germany, Spain and Italy remained low but fairly stable.