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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.
During the pandemic, a stable share of U.S. adults have been participating in religious services in some way – either virtually or in person – but in-person attendance is slightly lower than it was before COVID-19. Among Americans surveyed across several years, the vast majority described their attendance habits in roughly the same way in both 2019 and 2022.
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Incidents against Jewish people in 2020 ranged from verbal and physical assaults to vandalism of cemeteries and scapegoating for the pandemic.
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Most U.S. adults are neutral toward several religious groups, though Americans tend to rate their own religious group positively. More than a third of Americans hold unfavorable views of multiple religious groups.
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Not all U.S. Catholics share the pope's concerns on climate change; their views vary by political affiliation, race and ethnicity, and age.
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About a third of U.S. parents with children under 18 say it’s extremely or very important to them that their kids share their religious beliefs.
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Religiously unaffiliated people were harassed by governments, private groups or both in 27 countries in 2020.
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Here is a look at data on the number of legal abortions and other related measures that take place in the United States each year.
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While there has been a decades-long decline in the Christian share of U.S. adults, 88% of the voting members in the new 118th Congress identify as Christian. That is only a few points lower than their share in the late 1970s.
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