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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.

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July 1, 2024 Rituals honoring deceased ancestors vary widely in East and Southeast Asia

Among the places surveyed, people in Japan (85%) and Vietnam (84%) are most likely to say they have a family gravesite.

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June 17, 2024 6 facts about religion and spirituality in East Asian societies

Many people in the region – including the religiously unaffiliated – hold religious or spiritual beliefs and engage in traditional rituals.

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June 17, 2024 Religion and Spirituality in East Asian Societies

Few are religiously affiliated, but many in the region hold religious or spiritual beliefs and engage in traditional rituals.

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June 6, 2024 Cultural Issues and the 2024 Election

Voters who support Biden and Trump have starkly different opinions on many issues, and these two groups are divided internally as well.

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May 15, 2024 Support for legal abortion is widespread in many places, especially in Europe

Majorities in most of the 27 places around the world surveyed in 2023 and 2024 say abortion should be legal in all or most cases.

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May 13, 2024 Public Opinion on Abortion

Abortion has long been a contentious issue in the United States, and it is one that sharply divides Americans along partisan, ideological and religious lines.

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April 30, 2024 Voters’ views of Trump and Biden differ sharply by religion

Most registered voters who are White Christians would vote for Republican Donald Trump over Democrat Joe Biden if the 2024 presidential election were held today.

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April 12, 2024 Majority of U.S. Catholics Express Favorable View of Pope Francis

Most say Francis represents change in the church. And many say the church should allow priests to marry and let Catholics use birth control.

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