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  1. Darwin in America
    Almost 160 years after Charles Darwin publicized his groundbreaking theory on the development of life, Americans are still arguing about evolution
  2. Acknowledgments
    This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Cary Funk, Director of Science and Society Research Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Philip Schwadel, Senior Researcher Becka A. […]
  3. The Evolution of Pew Research Center’s Survey Questions About the Origins and Development of Life on Earth
    Measuring public opinion on evolution has never been an easy task for survey researchers.
  4. Acknowledgments
    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 […]
  5. Appendix A: Methodology
    This appendix provides an overview of the data sources and analytic approaches used in the report. The general population data underlying this study were sourced from three survey datasets: The World Values Survey (WVS) Wave 6 (2010-2014), the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) 2011 Health and Health Care Module, and one 2012 Pew Research Center […]
  6. Religion’s Relationship to Happiness, Civic Engagement and Health Around the World
    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.
  7. Acknowledgments
    This report was produced by Pew Research Center with data collected by CQ Roll Call. Pew Research Center is solely responsible for the interpretation and reporting of the data. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals: Primary Researcher Aleksandra Sandstrom, […]
  8. Faith on the Hill
    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.
  9. How do European countries differ in religious commitment? Use our interactive map to find out
    How do European countries differ in religious commitment? Use our interactive map to find out.
  10. What keeps us going
    We asked thousands of Americans where they find meaning in life. Their responses were rich, thoughtful and varied.

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