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May 07, 2014, 11:28 ET

Major New Survey Explores the Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the U.S.

 Although most Hispanics in the United States continue to belong to the Roman Catholic Church, the Catholic share of the Hispanic population is...

Apr 10, 2014, 00:01 ET

Schaffung eines transatlantischen Marktes

Deutsche und Amerikaner unterstützen grundsätzlich das Handelsabkommen zwischen der EU und den USA, äuβern aber Vorbehalte...

Mar 06, 2014, 00:01 ET

New Poll Explores U.S. Catholics' Views of the Pope After His First Year

One year into his pontificate, Pope Francis remains immensely popular among American Catholics and is widely seen as a force for positive change...

Dec 30, 2013, 11:32 ET

New Analysis Looks at Americans' Views on Human Evolution

Six-in-ten Americans say "humans and other living things have evolved over time," while a third (33%) reject the idea of evolution, saying "humans...

Dec 18, 2013, 00:24 ET

New Survey Explores Americans' Christmas Plans, Childhood Traditions, and Likes and Dislikes About the Holiday Season

 Nine-in-ten Americans say they celebrate Christmas, and three-quarters say they believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, according to a new Pew...

Aug 06, 2013, 15:11 ET

Living to 120 and Beyond

New Survey Examines Public's Views on Aging, Medical Advances and Radical Life Extension  If new medical treatments could slow the aging...

Jul 18, 2013, 12:05 ET

New Report Details Brazil's Changing Religious Landscape

Roman Catholics in Decline, Protestants on the Rise As young Catholics begin to gather in Brazil, awaiting the arrival of Pope Francis in...

Apr 30, 2013, 12:01 ET

New Pew Research Study Examines Social and Political Attitudes of Muslims Worldwide

A new Pew Research Center survey of Muslims around the globe finds that most adherents of the world's second-largest religion are deeply committed...

Feb 21, 2013, 14:01 ET

U.S. Catholics Divided On Church's Direction Under New Pope

Three-quarters express a favorable view of Pope Benedict XVI As the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express...

Nov 16, 2012, 14:02 ET

Faith on the Hill: 113th Congress Increases in Religious Diversity

 The newly elected, 113th Congress includes the first Buddhist to serve in the Senate, the first Hindu to serve in either chamber and the first...

Oct 18, 2012, 10:10 ET

Latinos, Religion and Campaign 2012: Latino Catholics Strongly Favor Obama, Latino Evangelicals More Divided

Rapidly Growing Hispanic Support for Same-Sex Marriage  Latinos are divided by religion in their preferences in the upcoming...

Oct 09, 2012, 00:10 ET

"Nones" on the Rise: New Report Finds One in Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation

A Third of Adults Under 30 Are Unaffiliated; U.S. Protestant Population Dips Below 50% WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...

Sep 20, 2012, 11:35 ET

New Pew Forum Report Finds Rising Tide of Religious Restrictions Around the World

Each of the Five Major Regions of the World Experiences Increase; U.S. Also Up Even before the recent turmoil in the Middle East and North...

Aug 09, 2012, 00:10 ET

New Pew Forum Report Describes Unity and Diversity of Islam Around the Globe

 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...

Aug 01, 2012, 16:41 ET

Catholics Share Bishops' Concerns about Religious Liberty

But Catholic Voters Back Obama on Social Issues  Today, the provision of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act that offers free...

Jul 26, 2012, 14:27 ET

New Poll Finds Little Voter Discomfort with Romney's Mormon Religion

Only About Half Identify Obama as Christian Most voters continue to say it is important for a president to have strong religious beliefs....

Jul 19, 2012, 11:13 ET

New Study Finds Asian Americans Contribute to Diversity of U.S. Religious Landscape

As their numbers rise, Asian Americans have been largely responsible for the growth of non-Abrahamic faiths in the U.S., particularly Buddhism and...

Mar 22, 2012, 12:00 ET

Pew Forum Releases New 50-State Survey of Prison Chaplains

 From the perspective of the nation's professional prison chaplains, America's state penitentiaries are a bustle of religious activity....

Mar 21, 2012, 17:11 ET

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life to Release New 50-State Survey of Prison Chaplains During Live Webcast

Study Provides Rare Window into Religion Behind Bars On Thursday, March 22, the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life...

Mar 09, 2012, 14:32 ET

Neue Studie des Pew Forums untersucht die religiöse Struktur von Immigranten

In der EU übertrifft die Anzahl christlicher Immigranten jene muslimischer Immigranten, aber die Zahlen liegen erheblich näher...