Public views on 20 big stories of 2013
What Americans thought about some of the biggest news stories of 2013.
Who’s not online? 5 factors tied to the digital divide
An explanation of five factors related to internet non-use.
12 trends shaping digital news
How the internet and digital devices are changing our news consumption habits.
20 facts from Pew Research Center
These findings drew broad public interest.
North-South divide over abortion grows
There is a widening gap in support for legal abortion between New England (75%) and the South Central states (40%).
Most Americans confident new medical treatments have been tested
Seven-in-ten Americans are confident that new medical treatments are tested before being made available to the public.
More of today’s single mothers have never been married
More than four-in-ten single mothers have never been married, up from just 4% in 1960.
Americans skeptical of value of enforcing marijuana laws
Roughly three–in-four Americans say government efforts to enforce marijuana laws cost more than they are worth.
Chart of the week: The problem of prison overcrowding
Prison overcrowding is a problem for countries around the world, including the United States, where 30,000 California prison inmates initiated a hunger strike in July to protest solitary confinement policies at the state’s prisons. Now in its fourth week, nearly 500 inmates are still refusing meals. In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the state to reduce […]