Aug 9, 2013

Having a secure job replaces homeownership as the key to being middle-class

Nearly nine-in-ten Americans now say having a secure job is essential to being in the middle-class; in 1991, it was homeownership.

Jul 31, 2013

Many Americans see growth of the nonreligious as a ’bad thing’

About half of Americans say the growing number of people who are not religious is bad for American society.

Jul 26, 2013

About four-in-ten Americans live in a household where there is a gun

About four-in-ten Americans report having a gun in their household, either their own or someone else’s.

Jul 16, 2013

Most Americans say legal status for undocumented immigrants would help the economy

Three-quarters of Americans say it would be better for the economy for undocumented immigrants to gain legal status.

Jul 15, 2013

The number of American single fathers has grown substantially

The number of single father households has increased about ninefold since 1960, from less than 300,000 to more than 2.6 million in 2011.

Jul 12, 2013

As Obama weighs his decision, most Americans support building Keystone pipeline

Two-thirds of Americans, including majorities among partisan groups, favor building the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport oil from Canada to U.S. refineries.

Jul 11, 2013

Tea Party Republicans believe legal status would reward undocumented immigrants

More than eight-in-ten Tea Party Republicans say granting legal status to undocumented immigrants would reward illegal behavior.

Jul 8, 2013

Challenge for Egypt: Finding leaders with wide support

Political unrest continued in Egypt after a chaotic political week in which two of the key players – both unpopular with the Egyptian public – illustrated the difficulty in finding a leader who can overcome the country’s divisions.

Jul 1, 2013

Households owing student loan debts at record levels

About one out of five of the nation’s households owed student debt in 2010, more than double the share two decades earlier.

Jun 27, 2013

Most Americans believe climate change is real, but fewer see it as a threat

Four-in-ten Americans see global climate change as a major threat to the U.S., fewer than publics in other countries.