PublicationsOctober 17, 2019

In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace

The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip, with both Protestantism and Catholicism experiencing losses of population share.

PublicationsOctober 3, 2019

For a Lot of American Teens, Religion Is a Regular Part of the Public School Day

PublicationsOctober 3, 2019

Religion in the Public Schools

PublicationsJuly 23, 2019

What Americans Know About Religion

PublicationsJuly 15, 2019

A Closer Look at How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World

Over the decade from 2007 to 2017, government restrictions on religion – laws, policies and actions by state officials that restrict religious beliefs and practices – increased markedly around the world.

PublicationsJune 11, 2019

Americans See Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse as an Ongoing Problem

More than 15 years after U.S. bishops pledged “zero tolerance” for sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, reports of previously unpublicized misconduct continue to receive wide media coverage.

PublicationsApril 30, 2019

In Western European Countries With Church Taxes, Support for the Tradition Remains Strong

Giving a share of one’s income to the church has been a part of European tradition for centuries. Today, several countries continue to collect a “church tax” on behalf of officially recognized religious organizations, in some cases levying the tax on all registered members.

PublicationsFebruary 6, 2019

The Evolution of Pew Research Center’s Survey Questions About the Origins and Development of Life on Earth

Measuring public opinion on evolution has never been an easy task for survey researchers.

PublicationsJanuary 31, 2019

Religion’s Relationship to Happiness, Civic Engagement and Health Around the World

People who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than either religiously unaffiliated adults or inactive members of religious groups, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of survey data from the United States and more than two dozen other countries.

PublicationsJanuary 3, 2019

Faith on the Hill

The new, 116th Congress includes the first two Muslim women ever to serve in the House of Representatives, and is, overall, slightly more religiously diverse than the prior Congress.