Catholic World News

Study examines international religious gender gaps

March 25, 2016

A study published by the Pew Research Center has found that women around the world are slightly more likely to be members of a religion than men are (83.4% vs. 79.9%).

In nations with Christian majorities, women are more likely to attend worship services; in Israel and in nations with Muslim majorities, men are more likely to attend.

53% of Christian women, 46% of Christian men, 42% of Muslim women, and 70% of Muslim men attend worship weekly, according to Pew’s examination of international data.

61% of Christian women, 51% of Christian men, 72% of Muslim women, and 71% of Muslim men say they pray daily, according to the study.

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