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Demographic StudyDecember 19, 2011

Global Christianity – A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Christian Population

A comprehensive demographic study finds that there are 2.18 billion Christians of all ages around the world, representing nearly a third of the estimated 2010 global population of 6.9 billion. Christians are also geographically widespread, and no single region can indisputably claim to be the center of global Christianity.

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Polling and AnalysisAugust 30, 2011

Muslim Americans: No Signs of Growth in Alienation or Support for Extremism

As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, a comprehensive public opinion survey by the Pew Research Center finds no indication of increased alienation or anger among Muslim Americans in response to growing concerns about home-grown Islamic terrorists, controversies about the building of mosques and other pressures on this high-profile minority group in recent years. Nor does the new polling provide any evidence of rising support for Islamic extremism among Muslim Americans.

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Multi-section reportsJune 22, 2011

Global Survey of Evangelical Protestant Leaders

Evangelical Protestant leaders who live in the Global South generally are optimistic about the prospects for evangelicalism in their countries: 71% expect that five years from now the state of evangelicalism in their countries will be better than it is today. But those who live in the Global North expect that the state of evangelicalism in their countries will either stay about the same (21%) or worsen (33%) over the next five years.

PublicationsDecember 16, 2010

American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us

The Pew Forum held a press luncheon with political science professors David Campbell and John Green on the topic of how religion both divides and unites Americans.

PublicationsOctober 12, 2010

Can Civilization Survive Without God?

The Pew Forum invited brothers Christopher and Peter Hitchens to address the question of whether civilization needs God.

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InteractivesSeptember 28, 2010

Quiz: U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey

The Pew Forum’s religious knowledge survey included 32 questions about various aspects of religion: the Bible, Christianity, Judaism, Mormonism, world religions, religion in public life, and atheism and agnosticism. The average respondent answered 16 of the 32 religious knowledge questions correctly.

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Multi-section reportsSeptember 28, 2010

U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey

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DatabaseApril 15, 2010

Database: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa

A 19-country survey by the Pew Forum reveals that the vast majority of people in many sub-Saharan African nations are deeply committed to Christianity or Islam, and yet many continue to practice elements of traditional African religions.

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Demographic StudyApril 15, 2010

Tolerance and Tension: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Polling and AnalysisFebruary 17, 2010

Religion Among the Millennials