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.
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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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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For more than a decade, Pew Research Center has been tracking global patterns in restrictions on religion – both those imposed by governments and hostilities committed by individuals and social groups.
Large majorities in both parties say spending time with family provides them a great deal or quite a bit of meaning and fulfillment.
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Most U.S. adults – including a solid majority of Christians and large numbers of people who identify with other religious traditions – consider the Earth sacred and believe God gave humans a duty to care for it. But highly religious Americans are far less likely than other U.S. adults to express concern about warming temperatures around the globe.
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But they hold differing opinions about what that phrase means, and two-thirds of U.S. adults say churches should keep out of politics.
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Whether the U.S. will continue to have a Christian majority in 2070 will depend on many factors, including religious “switching.”
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