PublicationsJune 13, 2018

The Age Gap in Religion Around the World

Young adults tend to be less religious than their elders by several measures; the opposite is rarely true. This pattern holds true across many countries that have different religious, economic and social profiles.

PublicationsApril 25, 2018

When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Mean?

Nine-in-ten Americans believe in a higher power, but only a slim majority believe in God as described in the Bible.

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.

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.

PublicationsJanuary 24, 2017

American and Israeli Jews: Twin Portraits From Pew Research Center Surveys

Pew Research Center has surveyed Jewish adults in Israel and the U.S. and has found deep bonds between them. Nevertheless, their experiences and perspectives are very different.

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.