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.

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.

InteractivesDecember 13, 2016

Educational Attainment of Religious Groups by Country

There are important differences in educational attainment among religious groups living in the same region — or even the same country.

PublicationsDecember 13, 2016

How Religious Groups Differ in Educational Attainment

A new Pew Research Center global demographic study shows differences in educational attainment among the world’s major religious groups.

UncategorizedDecember 13, 2016

Religion and Education Around the World

Jews are more highly educated than any other major religious group around the world, while Muslims and Hindus tend to have the fewest years of formal schooling. But all religious groups are making gains, particularly among women.

PublicationsNovember 3, 2015

U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious

There has been a modest drop in overall rates of belief in God and participation in religious practices. But religiously affiliated Americans are as observant as before.

PublicationsMay 12, 2015

America’s Changing Religious Landscape

The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the share of Americans who do not identify with any organized religion is growing. These changes affect all regions in the country and many demographic groups.

InteractivesMay 12, 2015

Religious Landscape Study

Explore the geographic distribution and demographics of America’s major religious groups.