The Univ. of Michigan surveyed seven Muslim-majority countries about women’s style of dress. Here’s a look at how responses differed by gender, education, age and religious affiliation.

The Univ. of Michigan surveyed seven Muslim-majority countries about women’s style of dress. Here’s a look at how responses differed by gender, education, age and religious affiliation.

In our recent survey, four countries in the Middle East-North Africa region had social hostility scores that rose by two or more points this year: Libya (whose score rose from 1.9 in 2011 to 5.4 in 2012), Tunisia (3.5 to 6.8), Syria (5.8 to 8.8) and Lebanon (5.6 to 7.9).

In our recent survey, four countries in the Middle East-North Africa region had social hostility scores that rose by two or more points this year: Libya (whose score rose from 1.9 in 2011 to 5.4 in 2012), Tunisia (3.5 to 6.8), Syria (5.8 to 8.8) and Lebanon (5.6 to 7.9).

Just released: our global survey of Islam. 
Click here for the full size infographic and here for the complete report.

Just released: our global survey of Islam. 

Click here for the full size infographic and here for the complete report.

Public Opinion on Abortion: Views by Religious Affiliation
See the full slideshow here.
Source: Aggregated data from Pew Research Center surveys conducted in 2011 and 2012.
Question wording can be found here (PDF), and information on thePew Research Center’s polling methodology can be found here.

Public Opinion on Abortion: Views by Religious Affiliation

See the full slideshow here.

Source: Aggregated data from Pew Research Center surveys conducted in 2011 and 2012.

Question wording can be found here (PDF), and information on the
Pew Research Center’s polling methodology can be found here.

Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 113th Congress
A handful of congressional seats have changed hands or been decided since the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life first published an analysis of the religious affiliations of the members of the 113th Congress in mid-November. The Congress being sworn in today reflects the increasing religious diversity of the country as a whole. See the updated analysis: http://pewrsr.ch/TO7T6V

Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 113th Congress

A handful of congressional seats have changed hands or been decided since the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life first published an analysis of the religious affiliations of the members of the 113th Congress in mid-November. The Congress being sworn in today reflects the increasing religious diversity of the country as a whole. See the updated analysis: http://pewrsr.ch/TO7T6V

Are you celebrating Christmas today? The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has new data on religious populations around the globe. Christians number 2.2 billion, or about one-in-three (32%) people worldwide — the largest majority, followed by Muslims and the unaffiliated. 

Are you celebrating Christmas today? The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has new data on religious populations around the globe. Christians number 2.2 billion, or about one-in-three (32%) people worldwide — the largest majority, followed by Muslims and the unaffiliated. 

CNN’s Dan Merica has a piece today on the Pew Forum’s latest study, The Global Religious Landscape. He identifies five major findings:

1.) Muslims and Hindus are noticeably young

2.) The world is faithful and diverse

3.) The unaffiliated are third largest global group, equal with Catholics

4.) Less than 1% of global Christian population resides in the religion’s birthplace

5.) To Pew, this is the definitive study of world religions
Click the link above to read the full article.

The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims are united in their belief in God and the Prophet Muhammad and are bound together by such religious practices as fasting during the holy month of Ramadan and almsgiving to assist people in need. But they have widely differing views about many other aspects of their faith, including how important religion is to their lives, who counts as a Muslim and what practices are acceptable in Islam, according to a new worldwide survey by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.

The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims are united in their belief in God and the Prophet Muhammad and are bound together by such religious practices as fasting during the holy month of Ramadan and almsgiving to assist people in need. But they have widely differing views about many other aspects of their faith, including how important religion is to their lives, who counts as a Muslim and what practices are acceptable in Islam, according to a new worldwide survey by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.

Belief that people are better off in a free market, even if some are rich and some are poor, is a casualty of the Great Recession. Faith in capitalism has fallen since 2007, especially in Europe and Muslim majority countries. 

Belief that people are better off in a free market, even if some are rich and some are poor, is a casualty of the Great Recession. Faith in capitalism has fallen since 2007, especially in Europe and Muslim majority countries. 

(Source: pewglobal.org)