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.
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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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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How do Republicans who support legal abortion and Democrats who oppose it differ from their fellow partisans? One difference involves religion.
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A majority of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases; 37% think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.
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In recent years, U.S. public opinion has become modestly more positive toward both sides in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
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About three-quarters of U.S. Catholics (76%) say abortion should be illegal in some cases but legal in others.