Religion in the 2010 Election: A Preliminary Look
Two of the largest religious groups in the electorate followed the same basic voting patterns in the 2010 elections for the U.S. House of Representatives as they have in prior elections: white Protestants voted overwhelmingly Republican and religiously unaffiliated voters cast their ballots overwhelmingly for Democrats. But Catholic voters, who had favored Democratic over Republican candidates by double-digit margins in the last two congressional elections, swung to the GOP in 2010. Go to the full analysis »
Muslim Population of Indonesia
President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Indonesia Nov. 9-10 as part of a 10-day trip to Asia. A new Pew Forum graphic shows that Indonesia is the country with the world's largest Muslim population (205 million). Go to the graphic for more information on Indonesia's Muslim population »
See also: An analysis based on data from the Pew Forum's Global Restrictions on Religion report shows that Indonesia is among the countries with the highest government restrictions and social hostilities toward religion. The analysis draws on testimony given before a U.S. congressional subcommittee.
Oct. 30, 2010 - Los Angeles Times
A Chinese template for Asia's Islamic societies
Writing about Muslim communities in East Asia, journalist Robert Kaplan cites a 2009 Pew Forum demographic study that found that roughly 60% of the world's Muslim population lives in Asia.
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