Sep 24, 2013

Most Americans have not felt impact of new health care law

About six-in-ten Americans have yet to see much impact from the health care law.

Sep 20, 2013

Majority of Americans say banks, large corporations benefitted most from U.S. economic policies

Nearly seven-in-ten Americans say large banks and financial institutions have benefited the most from post-recession government policies.

Sep 17, 2013

Mass shootings rivet national attention, but are a small share of gun violence

Mass shootings capture national attention, but they represent a relatively small share of firearm homicides.

Sep 17, 2013

Five years after country’s fiscal crisis, wide partisan gap exists over financial regulation

The share of Republicans who say government regulation of financial institutions has gone too far is 38 percentage points higher than Democrats.

Sep 16, 2013

Public ranks the deficit much higher than immigration overhaul as a priority

About half of Americans believe it is essential for the president and Congress to enact major immigration legislation this year.

Sep 9, 2013

Most Americans see terrorism as part of life in the future

Three-quarters of Americans said in the wake of the Boston bombings that occasional acts of terrorism will be part of U.S. life in the future.

Sep 6, 2013

Incarceration gap widens between whites and blacks

Black men were more than six times as likely as white men in 2010 to be incarcerated in federal and state prisons, and local jails.

Sep 5, 2013

What strategies do YOU use to protect your online identity?

A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project finds that 86% of internet users have taken steps online to remove or mask their digital footprints. We ask readers to share their own strategies and experiences.

Sep 2, 2013

Opinion of unions is up, membership down

About half of Americans have a favorable view of labor unions, up 10 percentage points since 2011.

Aug 30, 2013

Majority of Americans say government should not force federal marijuana laws on states

Six-in-ten Americans say that the federal government should not enforce its marijuana laws in states that permit use.