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Browse 114 concepts used in the study of religion, review how survey researchers measured them in the past, and quickly compare the results of more than 7,600 survey questions.
The archive is a collection of surveys, polls, and other data submitted by the foremost scholars and research centers in the world. Review and analyze data online, or download free of charge.
Compare Nations + Regions
Compare up to eight nations or eight regions of the world on all measures included in the National and Regional profiles.
Examine the religious composition, religious freedoms, demographics and multiple social and political measures for 22 global regions and the world.
Examine the religious composition, religious freedoms, demographics, constitutional clauses, survey findings and multiple social and political measures for 250 nations.
View neighborhood maps of congregations and generate a community profile for your area of interest.
View maps of the United States and individual states for hundreds of variables, including congregational membership, census data, crime statistics and many others.
Generate congregational membership reports for any county, state and urban area in the United States using data collected by the Religious Congregations & Membership Study.
US Congregational Membership
Search Maps & Reports
Compare the members of 31 different religious groups (including agnostics and atheists) using data from the 2007 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, collected by Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
The profiles chart schisms and mergers, document membership trends, offer basic descriptions, and link to additional resources for more than 400 past and present American religious groups.
Religion Family Trees
Family trees diagram the rich history of major world religions and American denominations.
Religion Family Trees
Search Religious Groups
Using the best available data, the following lists provide data on American and international religion in rank order.
Browse dozens of topics from a major national survey of religious congregations. See how the responses vary by the size, religious family and region of the congregation.
Browse dozens of topics covered by major national surveys. See how the responses vary by demographic categories and, when available, how they change over time.
Catholic Events and People
Using text, pictures, graphs and more explore prominent Catholic people and events in American history.
Baptist Events & People
Review a wealth of information--including text, pictures, graphs and more--on Baptist people and events in American history.
Prominent Religious Events & People
Interactively explore the most significant events and people in the history of American religion.
Prominent Events By Date
Baptist Events By Date
Catholic Events By Date
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Librarianís Internet Index
Open Directory Project, Religion and Spirituality
Refdesk, World Religion Resources
Virtual Religion Index
Religion Research and Data
Alban Institute (Duke Divinity)
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (Calvin College)
Church of the Nazarene Research Center
Faith Communities Today (Hartford Seminary)
The Journal of Family and Community Ministries
National Study of Youth and Religion
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Pulpit & Pew Project (Duke Divinity School)
U.S. Congregational Life Survey
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Research on Religion Podcast
Association for the Sociology of Religion's Bibliographic Database
Links for Educators
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Guidelines for Teaching about Religion in K-12 Public Schools in the United States
American Academy of Religionís Syllabus Project
American Sociological Associationís Resources for Educators
The Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education
Georgetown Universityís Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs: Classroom Resources
Harvard Universityís Pluralism Project: Teacher Resources
National Humanities Centerís TeacherServe Resources on Religion and American Culture
News from Latin America and the Caribbean
PBSís Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Resources for Teachers
Sociology of Religion Syllabi at the Hartford Institute
Teacher Resources to Accompany PBSís Frontline Documentaries on Religion
The American Memory Project at the Library of Congress
Wabash Centerís Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Association of Theological Schools
Center for the Study of Theological Education (Auburn Theological Seminary)
Forum for Theological Exploration
Lilly Fellows Program (Valparaiso University)
Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning Theology and Religion
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