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Pew Research CenterFeb 26, 2015

Restrictions and Hostilities in the Most Populous Countries

Explore the levels of social hostilities and government restrictions on religion in the world’s 25 most populous counties since 2007.

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Pew Research CenterDec 15, 2014

Most Say Religious Holiday Displays on Public Property Are OK

A majority of Americans believe the historical accuracy of the biblical Christmas story and also look forward to gathering with friends and family for the holidays.

Pew Research CenterDec 11, 2014

Pope Francis’ Image Positive in Much of World

Pope Francis, leader of the world’s nearly 1.1 billion Catholics, enjoys broad support across much of the world: a median of 60% across 43 nations have a favorable view of him. Only 11% see the pope unfavorably, and 28% give no rating.

Pew Research CenterNov 20, 2014

Event Transcript: Religion in Latin America

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Pew Research CenterNov 13, 2014

Religion in Latin America

Nearly 40% of the world’s Catholics live in Latin America, but many people in the region have converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, while some have left organized religion altogether.

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Pew Research CenterSep 22, 2014

Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning

Nearly three-quarters of Americans now think religion is losing influence in American life, and most who say this also see it as a bad thing. Perhaps as a consequence, a growing share of the public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics.

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Pew Research CenterJul 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.

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Pew Research CenterApr 4, 2014

Global Religious Diversity

A new report measures religious diversity by the percentage of each country’s population in eight categories — Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Jews, the unaffiliated, folk religionists and members of other religions.

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Pew Research CenterApr 4, 2014

Table: Religious Diversity Index Scores by Country

Pew Research CenterMar 6, 2014

How U.S. Catholics View Pope Francis: In Their Own Words