The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has assembled a variety of resources on religion in China and Asia, including reports, event transcripts, polling data and news clips.

Pew Forum Resources


Religion in China on the Eve of the 2008 Beijing Olympics
May 2, 2008
Senior Fellow Brian Grim examines the religious demographics of China and finds that nearly a third of the Chinese public considers religion to be important in their lives.

Building a ‘Harmonious Society’ in China
Sept. 26, 2005
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life co-hosted a panel addressing the role of faith-based organizations in China’s emerging civil society at a conference at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.


Presidential Election in South Korea Highlights Influence of Christianity
Dec. 12, 2007
The presidential election in South Korea on Dec. 19, 2007, drew attention to the growing presence of Christianity in a country that as recently as 1960 had fewer than a million Christians.

Pentecostalism in Asia

Oct. 5, 2006
An overview of pentecostal history and politics in Asia, one of three continents included in Spirit and Power, a global survey of pentecostal and charismatic Christians.

Other Resources

Pew Research Center

Dec. 18, 2008
Global Public Opinion in the Bush Years: Rise of China
Pew Global Attitudes Project

June 12, 2008
Global Economic Gloom – China and India Notable Exceptions
Pew Global Attitudes Project

March 27, 2008
Few in China Complain About Internet Controls
Pew Internet & American Life Project

Dec. 11, 2007
How the World Sees China
Pew Global Attitudes Project

Sept. 21, 2006
Publics of Asian Powers Hold Negative Views of One Another
Pew Global Attitudes Project


July 9, 2009
China ramps up efforts to stop deadly ethnic violence
Los Angeles Times

July 7, 2009
Scores killed in ethnic riots in China
The Washington Post

June 14, 2009
Gay festival in China pushes official boundaries
The New York Times

June 6, 2009
China creates specter of dueling Dalai Lamas
The New York Times

May 19, 2009
China fails to stem cell claims
The Irish Times

Other websites

June 11, 2008
Symposium: China’s Dynamic Religious Landscape
Council on Foreign Relations

May 16, 2008
Religion in China
Council on Foreign Relations

Aug. 24, 2006
Beijing Wary as Religion Flourishes in China

March 19, 2004
Freedom of Religion in China
Association for Asia Research