Largest website of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric. Contains sacred texts from many religions in English translation and, in some cases, in the original language. Also includes biblical maps, Easton's Bible Dictionary, and other texts to aid in the study of the Bible.
The Pew Forum conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. The site has landing pages for reports based on religious affiliations: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Other Affiliations (incl. Hindus, Buddhists, Baha’is, Sikhs, Zoroastrians, Unitarians, New Age groups and Native American religions), and Unaffiliated.
Website that attempts to "provide free, reliable information" on world religions as well as the rituals and customs that go along with them. It claims to be "an objective guide and does not promote any one religion or belief system nor even a particular view of religion."
Provides a county-by-county measure of religious bodies in the US. The study is currently sponsored by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. The survey includes maps, reports, and data sets of survey results. 2010 RCMS was released May 1, 2012. An overview of the study can be found here. Full regional reports can be searched through the ARDA.
The International Religious Freedom Report is an annual report issued by the Department of State documenting religious freedom around the world. The report is organized by country and provides a look at how much freedom governments grant to religion.
Funded by the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society & Culture, the ARIS surveys the religious affiliations of the American public through direct telephone surveys. In contrast to reports from church leaders or organizations, this methodology makes it a unique study of how people self-identify their religious affiliations.
Conducts surveys and studies, often in conjunction with large polling organizations such as Gallup. Their website has reports on statistics, case studies, and published works that use their survey data.
This resource is maintained by the Hartford Seminary, containing links to articles, research data and statistics on a number of topics such as practical theology, denominations, leadership resources, special research projects, and sociology of religion.
ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, which focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources.