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Pew studies and analyzes issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs by conducting surveys, demographic analyses, and other research about the practice of religion and its place in American life. 

Recent work includes a major portrait of Jews in America and interviews with 38,000 Muslims around the globe to provide a more complete understanding of the beliefs and political views of members of the world’s second- largest religion.

Recent Work

January 27, 2023 Religiously unaffiliated people face harassment in a growing number of countries

Religiously unaffiliated people were harassed by governments, private groups or both in 27 countries in 2020.

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January 11, 2023 What the data says about abortion in the U.S.

Here is a look at data on the number of legal abortions and other related measures that take place in the United States each year.

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January 3, 2023 Faith on the Hill

While there has been a decades-long decline in the Christian share of U.S. adults, 88% of the voting members in the new 118th Congress identify as Christian. That is only a few points lower than their share in the late 1970s.

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December 8, 2022 About four-in-ten U.S. adults believe humanity is ‘living in the end times’

58% of U.S. adults say they do not believe “we are living in the end times” – the destruction of the world as we know it.

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December 7, 2022 Younger evangelicals in the U.S. are more concerned than their elders about climate change

Evangelical Protestant adults under 40 are more likely than older evangelicals to say climate change is an extremely or very serious problem.

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November 30, 2022 Growing share of Americans see the Supreme Court as ‘friendly’ toward religion

There has been a jump in the share of U.S. adults who see the Supreme Court as “friendly” toward religion.

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November 29, 2022 Key findings about COVID-19 restrictions that affected religious groups around the world in 2020

Our study analyzes 198 countries and territories and is based on policies and events in 2020, the most recent year for which data is available.

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November 29, 2022 How COVID-19 Restrictions Affected Religious Groups Around the World in 2020

Nearly a quarter of countries used force to prevent religious gatherings during the pandemic; other government restrictions and social hostilities related to religion remained fairly stable.

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