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.

Jun 25, 2013

How LGBT adults see society and how the public sees them

Two Pew Research Center surveys — one of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults and the other of the American public — found a common thread: that society as a whole has become more accepting of gays and lesbians.

Jun 25, 2013

Fewer Americans have negative views of more gays raising children

Currently, 35% of Americans say the increase in gay and lesbian couples raising children is a bad thing, a decline from recent years.

Jun 24, 2013

Israelis and Palestinians have sharply different views of U.S., but want its help in resolving conflict

There is a 67 percentage point divide between Israelis, who have a favorable view of the U.S., and Palestinians who have a positive view.