Pew Forum - All Religion News

Religion & Public Life
  1. Giving a share of one’s income to the church has been a part of European tradition for centuries. Today, several countries continue to collect a “church tax” on behalf of officially recognized religious organizations, in some cases levying the tax on all registered members.
  2. Almost 160 years after Charles Darwin publicized his groundbreaking theory on the development of life, Americans are still arguing about evolution
  3. Measuring public opinion on evolution has never been an easy task for survey researchers.
  4. People who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than either religiously unaffiliated adults or inactive members of religious groups, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of survey data from the United States and more than two dozen other countries.
  5. The new, 116th Congress includes the first two Muslim women ever to serve in the House of Representatives, and is, overall, slightly more religiously diverse than the prior Congress.
  6. How do European countries differ in religious commitment? Use our interactive map to find out.
  7. We asked thousands of Americans where they find meaning in life. Their responses were rich, thoughtful and varied.
  8. All text responses were drawn from answers to an open-ended survey question fielded as part of Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel (ATP). The survey was conducted Sept. 14 to 28, 2017, and the question asked: We’re interested in exploring what it means to live a satisfying life. Please take a moment to reflect on […]
  9. Family is the most common source of meaning in America, but economic, religious and political divides shape where people find meaning in other aspects of life.
  10. The European continent today is split in public attitudes toward religion, minorities and social issues such as gay marriage and legal abortion.