Mapping the Global Muslim Population
A new study of
more than 200 countries finds that there are 1.57 billion Muslims of all ages
living in the world today, representing 23% of an estimated 2009 world
population of 6.8 billion. Interactive maps and tables in the report illustrate the most up-to-date
and fully sourced estimates of the size and distribution of the worldwide Muslim
population, including sectarian identity. Read the report »
Oral Arguments in Salazar v. Buono
On Oct. 7, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that has the potential to determine the fate of a cross on display in the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardino County, Calif., as well as similar religious displays across the country. The Pew Forum offers an overview of the case's complicated legal history and a summary of the arguments from both sides.
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|Oct. 8 - The Associated Press
Report: Global Muslim Population Hits 1.57 Billion
Associated Press reporter Eric Gorski covers the Pew Forum's new study on the worldwide Muslim population, emphasizing the finding that "while the heart of Islam might beat in the Middle East, its greatest numbers lie in Asia."
Oct. 1 - CNN
Abortion Support Falls Sharply, New Research Finds
reports on the Pew Forum's latest poll on abortion, highlighting the
decline in support for abortion rights and the even divide among
Americans on the issue.
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