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How Does Pew Research Center Measure the Religious Composition of the U.S.? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Question 1 How does Pew Research Center measure the religious identity of survey respondents and the religious composition of the U.S.? Answer: Generally, we rely on respondents’ self-identification. A key question we ask in many surveys is: “What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Methodology

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project This is the ninth time Pew Research Center has measured restrictions on religion around the globe.75 This report, which includes data for the year ending Dec. 31, 2016, generally follows the same methodology as previous reports. Pew Research Center uses two 10-point indexes – the Government Restrictions Index (GRI) and the Social Hostilities Index (SHI) – …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Acknowledgments

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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4. Among the 25 most populous countries, Egypt, Russia, India, Indonesia and Turkey had the highest overall restrictions on religion in 2016

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project About three-quarters of the world’s people (more than 5 billion) live in the 25 most populous countries in the world. Examining the religious restrictions in these countries can show how government restrictions and social hostilities impact large portions of the world’s population – although not all who reside in these countries are affected equally, as …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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3. Americas the only region with a rise in both government restrictions and social hostilities involving religion in 2016

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Government restrictions by region In 2016, the global median level of government restrictions on religion increased slightly to 2.8 from 2.7 in 2015. The median score rose in three out of five regions (the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East-North Africa region) and remained about the same in two regions (Asia-Pacific and Europe). While …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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2. Harassment of religious groups hits highest point since 2007

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project The analysis of 2016 sources found reports of religiously motivated harassment – whether perpetrated by governments or social groups – in the vast majority of the world’s countries (187, up from 169 in 2015). This marks the biggest number of countries where harassment was observed against religious groups since Pew Research Center began analyzing restrictions …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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1. Number of countries with ‘very high’ government restrictions on religion at highest level since 2007

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Countries with the most extensive government restrictions on religion Most countries around the world have some form of restrictions on religion – whether it is through laws that limit actions like public preaching or conversion, or actions that can include detaining, displacing or assaulting members of religious groups. A subset of countries, however, has particularly …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Global Uptick in Government Restrictions on Religion in 2016

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Restrictions on religion increased in 2016 for the second straight year. Nationalist parties and organizations played an increasing role in harassment of religious minorities, especially in Europe. …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Resumen de hallazgos: La brecha de edad respecto a la religión en todo el mundo

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Según varias mediciones, los adultos jóvenes tienden a ser menos religiosos que sus mayores. Lo contrario se da en raras ocasiones. En Estados Unidos, los grupos religiosos vienen envejeciendo desde hace décadas, y los adultos jóvenes ahora son mucho menos propensos que sus mayores a identificarse con una religión o participar en diversas prácticas religiosas. …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Acknowledgments

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Appendix A: Methodology

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project This appendix provides an overview of the data sources and analytic approaches used in the report. The general population data underlying this study come from 106 countries for religious identity, 106 countries for the importance of religion, 105 countries for prayer frequency and 102 countries for religious service attendance. The countries where religious service attendance …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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3. How religious commitment varies by country among people of all ages

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project The wide collection of cross-national Pew Research Center surveys analyzed in this report on age gaps in religious commitment can also be used to look at the ways religious observance varies among all adults – defined as people ages 18 and older – in different parts of the world. The four standard measures of religious …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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2. Young adults around the world are less religious by several measures

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Adults under 40 are less likely to be religiously affiliated Perhaps the simplest way to measure attachment to religion among people of all ages is to look at the percentage of people who identify with a religious group. Pew Research Center surveys around the world routinely ask: “What is your present religion, if any?” Respondents …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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1. Why do levels of religious observance vary by age and country?

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Social scientists have proposed various explanations for age gaps in religious commitment around the world. One common explanation is that new generations become less religious in tandem with economic development – as collective worries about day-to-day survival become less pervasive and tragic events become less frequent. According to this line of thinking, each generation in …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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The Age Gap in Religion Around the World

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Young adults tend to be less religious than their elders by several measures; the opposite is rarely true. This pattern holds true across many countries that have different religious, economic and social profiles. …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Acknowledgments

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Essere cristiani in Europa occidentale

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project L’Europa occidentale, culla del protestantesimo e storicamente sede del cattolicesimo, è diventata una delle regioni più secolari al mondo. Anche se la grande maggioranza degli adulti afferma di avere ricevuto il battesimo, oggi molti di essi non si descrivono come cristiani. Alcuni affermano di aver abbandonato gradualmente la religione, di avere smesso di credere negli …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Christ sein in Westeuropa

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Westeuropa, die Geburtsstätte des Protestantismus und der Hauptsitz des Katholizismus während des größten Teils seiner Geschichte, ist heute eine der säkularsten Regionen der Welt. Auch wenn die weitaus überwiegende Mehrheit der Erwachsenen angibt, getauft zu sein, beschreiben sich heute viele nicht als Christen. Wie eine neue, umfassende Studie des Pew Research Center über Glauben …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Ser cristiano en Europa Occidental

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Europa Occidental, donde el cristianismo protestante tuvo su origen y el catolicismo lleva radicado la mayor parte de su historia, se ha convertido en una de las regiones más laicas del mundo. A pesar de que la mayoría de los adultos afirman que fueron bautizados, en la actualidad muchos no se describen a sí mismos …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Être chrétien en Europe de l’Ouest

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project L’Europe de l’Ouest, berceau du protestantisme et cœur du catholicisme durant la plus grande partie de son histoire, est maintenant l’une des régions les moins religieuses dans le monde. Bien que la vaste majorité des adultes soient baptisés, nombre d’entre eux ne se décrivent pas comme étant chrétiens. Certains disent s’être peu à peu …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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