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.
Number of women leaders around the world has grown, but they’re still a small group
The list of female world leaders is still relatively short despite years of progress. Even when women have made it to power, they’ve rarely led for a long time.
The changing face of Congress in 5 charts
Apart from its political makeup and policy objectives, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.
Fewer Americans plan to watch inauguration this year than in 2009
About seven-in-ten Republicans and Republican leaners say they will watch the event, versus just 30% of Democrats and Democratic leaners.
16 striking findings from 2016
In 2016, Pew Research Center examined an array of topics in America – from immigration to the growing divide between Republicans and Democrats – as well as many from around the globe.
Republicans, Democrats find common ground on many provisions of health care law
Americans remain split in their opinions about the Affordable Care Act and its future. But while President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the overhaul, individual provisions are broadly popular, even across partisan lines.
Sharing chores a key to good marriage, say majority of married adults
But among those who have children, there are notable differences in perceptions of who actually does more of the work around the house.
For many Americans, Election Day is already here
More than 4 million early, absentee and mail-in votes already have been cast, and if recent trends continue the number of Americans voting in such nontraditional ways could approach 50 million this year.
Support for marijuana legalization continues to rise
Today, 57% of U.S. adults say use of marijuana should be made legal, while 37% say it should be illegal. A decade ago, opinion was nearly the reverse.