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

March 30, 2021 Acknowledgments This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Primary Researcher Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Research Research Team         Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Justin Nortey, Research Assistant Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Senior Researcher Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Becka A. Alper, Senior […]
March 30, 2021 Methodology The American Trends Panel survey methodology Overview The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. Interviews are conducted in […]
March 30, 2021 Most Democrats and Republicans Know Biden Is Catholic, but They Differ Sharply About How Religious He Is Joe Biden is just the second Catholic president in U.S. history, after John F. Kennedy. Most U.S. adults know that Biden is Catholic, including majorities within both major political parties, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
March 22, 2021 Methodology The American Trends Panel survey methodology Overview The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. Interviews are conducted in […]
March 22, 2021 Acknowledgments This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Primary Researcher Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Research Research Team         Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Senior Researcher Claire Gecewicz, Research Associate Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Becka A. Alper, Senior […]
March 22, 2021 Life in U.S. Religious Congregations Slowly Edges Back Toward Normal A new Pew Research Center survey finds that Americans are increasingly confident they can safely go to services at a church, temple, mosque or other house of worship.
February 16, 2021 Appendix B: Focus groups methodology In advance of the nationwide survey of Black Americans, Pew Research Center conducted a series of seven focus groups to better understand how Black Americans talk and think about religion, race and houses of worship. Each focus group consisted of six to 10 adults who came together for a 90-minute discussion led by a professional […]
February 16, 2021 Acknowledgments This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Primary Researchers Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Kiana Cox, Research Associate          Research Team         Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, […]