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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

December 21, 2021 Christians, religiously unaffiliated differ on whether most things in society can be divided into good, evil

Highly religious Americans are much more likely to see society in those terms, while nonreligious people tend to see more ambiguity.

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December 16, 2021 White evangelicals more likely than other Christians to say people should prioritize marriage, procreation

Disagreements among Americans across the religious spectrum extend to personal issues, such as life priorities and gender roles in the family.

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December 14, 2021 About Three-in-Ten U.S. Adults Are Now Religiously Unaffiliated

Self-identified Christians make up 63% of the U.S. population in 2021, down from 75% a decade ago.

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December 13, 2021 Key facts about the religiously and demographically diverse states of India

To highlight some of India’s religious, cultural and demographic differences, here are key facts about its states.

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December 7, 2021 African immigrants in U.S. more religious than other Black Americans, and more likely to be Catholic

Immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa tend to be more religious than U.S.-born Black adults or immigrants from the Caribbean.

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December 7, 2021 Global Public Opinion in an Era of Democratic Anxiety

As democratic nations have wrestled with economic, social and geopolitical upheaval in recent years, the future of liberal democracy has come into question. Our international surveys reveal key insights into how citizens think about democratic governance.

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November 23, 2021 In their own words, how Americans explain why bad things happen

Why is there so much suffering and evil in the world? This question can be particularly confounding for those who believe in a good and all-powerful God, as is often described in the Abrahamic religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For centuries, philosophers and theologians have grappled with this “problem of evil.”

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November 23, 2021 Republicans more likely than Democrats to believe in heaven, say only their faith leads there

A majority of Republicans along with a smaller but substantial majority of Democrats believe in heaven, hell or some other form of afterlife.

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