8 facts about love and marriage in America
The landscape of relationships in America has shifted dramatically in recent decades. Read eight facts about love and marriage in the United States.
About six-in-ten Americans support marijuana legalization
About six-in-ten Americans (61%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a Pew Research Center survey. The survey, conducted in October, finds that the share of U.S. adults who support marijuana legalization is little changed from about a year ago – when 57% favored it – but it is nearly double what it was in 2000 (31%).
17 striking findings from 2017
Pew Research Center studies a wide array of topics both in the U.S. and around the world. Read 17 findings that stood out to us in 2017.
Many minority students go to schools where at least half of their peers are their race or ethnicity
Large shares of black and Hispanic public school students in the U.S. attend schools where their own race or ethnicity accounts for at least half of students.
Most Americans – especially Millennials – say libraries can help them find reliable, trustworthy information
Many Americans say they’d benefit from help in finding trustworthy information online, and about eight-in-ten adults say public libraries can help.
More U.S. households are renting than at any point in 50 years
The number of U.S. households renting their home increased significantly between 2006 and 2016, as did the share.
Q&A: How and why Pew Research Center surveyed Americans on online harassment
Read a Q&A with Maeve Duggan, Pew Research Center research associate, on our survey examining online harassment in the United States.
Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries
About half of U.S. Millennials have visited a public library or bookmobile in the past year.
5 facts on how Americans view the Bible and other religious texts
This year, the Jewish festival of Passover coincides with the Christian celebration of Easter. Here are five key facts about Americans and their holy texts.
U.S. private prison population has declined in recent years
In 2015, about 126,000 prisoners were held in privately operated facilities under the jurisdiction of 29 states and the federal Bureau of Prisons.