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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

August 8, 2022 Why Pew Research Center typically can’t report the views of smaller U.S. religious groups

While the largest Christian traditions and religious “nones” can be consistently analyzed, smaller groups produce a large margin of error.

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July 19, 2022 Under Pope Francis, the College of Cardinals has become less European

As of August 2022, the College of Cardinals will have 132 voting members, 40% of whom are European, down from 52% in 2013. 

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July 15, 2022 Key facts about the abortion debate in America

As the nation’s post-Roe chapter begins and the legal battle shifts to the states, here are key facts about Americans’ views on abortion.

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July 7, 2022 Attitudes about transgender issues vary widely among Christians, religious ‘nones’ in U.S.

Americans increasingly say gender is determined by one’s sex assigned at birth, but they differ by religion on this and other transgender issues.

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July 6, 2022 Majority of Public Disapproves of Supreme Court’s Decision To Overturn Roe v. Wade

Opinion on the legality of abortion has changed little since before the court's decision, with 62% now saying abortion should be legal in all or most cases.

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July 5, 2022 10 facts about religion and government in the United States

Here are key findings from our research on the relationship between religion and government in the U.S. and Americans' views on the issue.

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June 24, 2022 What the data says about abortion in the U.S.

Here is a look at the most recent available data about abortion from sources other than public opinion surveys.

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June 23, 2022 Americans differ by party, age over ways to reduce the number of abortions in the U.S.

U.S. adults disagree over whether legal restrictions on abortion are an effective way to reduce the number of abortions in the U.S.

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