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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

May 17, 2022 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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May 6, 2022 Wide partisan gaps in abortion attitudes, but opinions in both parties are complicated

Public attitudes about the legality of abortion are largely divided along partisan lines – and to a greater extent than in past decades.

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May 6, 2022 America’s Abortion Quandary

A majority of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, but many are open to restrictions; many opponents of legal abortion say it should be legal in some circumstances.

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May 4, 2022 Highly religious Americans more skeptical of human enhancements such as brain implants, gene editing

Many Americans who are highly religious and identify with certain Christian traditions express discomfort with human enhancement.

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March 31, 2022 Americans skeptical about religious objections to COVID-19 vaccines, but oppose employer mandates

Most U.S. adults do not believe that requests for religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine are sincere.

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March 22, 2022 More houses of worship are returning to normal operations, but in-person attendance is unchanged since fall

Churches and other houses of worship increasingly are holding services the way they did before the COVID-19 outbreak began.

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March 15, 2022 In India and many other countries, there is little gap between men and women in attitudes on gender issues

Most Indians support gender equality, but a new survey finds that traditional gender norms still hold sway for many people in the country.

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March 15, 2022 Black Catholics in America

Most Black Catholic churchgoers are racial minorities in their congregations, unlike White and Hispanic Catholics – and Black Protestants

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