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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

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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April 12, 2024 9 facts about U.S. Catholics

Catholics are one of the largest religious groups in the United States, outnumbering any single Protestant denomination.

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April 9, 2024 Changing Partisan Coalitions in a Politically Divided Nation

Amid shifts in demographics and partisan allegiances, registered voters are now evenly split between the Democratic Party and the GOP.

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April 5, 2024 How common is religious fasting in the United States?

In the United States, 21% of adults overall say they fast for certain periods during holy times.

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April 2, 2024 Rising Numbers of Americans Say Jews and Muslims Face a Lot of Discrimination

40% of U.S. adults say there’s a lot of discrimination against Jews in society, and 44% say there’s a lot of discrimination against Muslims.

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April 2, 2024 How U.S. Muslims are experiencing the Israel-Hamas war

Seven-in-ten Muslim Americans say they think discrimination against Muslims has risen in the United States since the Israel-Hamas war began.

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March 28, 2024 5 facts about Muslims and Christians in Indonesia

Indonesia is about 87% Muslim and 11% Christian. Roughly 242 million Muslims and 29 million Christians live in Indonesia.

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March 25, 2024 What the data says about abortion in the U.S.

The U.S. abortion rate has generally declined since the 1980s, but there have been slight upticks in the late 2010s and early 2020s.

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