About the ARDA
Search the ARDA
View the most recent additions to the Data Archive.
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
The following are popular QuickStats topics that have not appeared on recent surveys.
+ About religion and politics
How important is being a Christian?
Is the influence of religion increasing or decreasing in the U.S.?
Religion's influence on politics
Should political leaders rely on religious beliefs to make decisions?
Should religious leaders try to influence politicians?
Which political party is more sympathetic to religion?
+ About religion/spirituality
Importance of religion
Importance of the Bible
+ Toward certain groups
Opinion of atheists
Opinion of Catholics
Opinion of Evangelical Christians
Opinion of Jews
Opinion of Muslims
Opinion of non-religious people
Opinion of Protestants
How much do you trust President Bush?
President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq
Asking for God's help
Belonging to church related groups
Beliefs about Jesus
Origin of man
Desire to be closer to God
Feel God's love directly
Feel God's love through others
Feel guided by God
Feel joy that lifts
Feel peace and harmony
Find comfort in religion
Find strength in religion
Touched by beauty of creation
Subscribe to the ARDA:
About the ARDA
Copyright © The Association of Religion Data Archives. All Rights Reserved.