Jun 17, 2013

As this year’s term ends, little agreement on Supreme Court’s ideological leanings

In a March poll, a plurality of Americans described the Supreme Court’s ideology as middle of the road.

Jun 14, 2013

U.S. aid to Syrian rebels: Public has opposed American involvement in the past

Public opinion surveys have consistently shown Americans to have little interest in the Syrian conflict and have been opposed — or lukewarm, at best, — to getting involved.

Jun 14, 2013

Rate of non-fatal violent crime falls since the 1990s

The rate of overall non-fatal violent crimes fell to 2,254 per 100,000 Americans in 2011, compared with 7,976 in 1993.

Jun 13, 2013

LGBT Americans in changing times: Tell us your story

Our first survey of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community examines their attitudes, experiences and values in today’s changing times. The survey found 92% of LGBT adults saw a society that had become more accepting of them in the last decade. But about half said they still experienced discrimination. These are some of the […]

Jun 13, 2013

Half of Americans who are knowledgeable about immigration bill support it

People who are relatively knowledgeable about the immigration bill favor the legislation by 50% to 33%.

Jun 11, 2013

Eligible Latino voters who didn’t go to polls in 2012 outnumbered those who did

While a record 11.2 million Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election, an even greater number – 12.1 million—eligible voters did not do so.

Jun 10, 2013

Another Gender Gap: Men Spend More Time in Leisure Activities

Men spend more time than women – about five hours more a week – in leisure activities such as TV, playing games and sports.

Jun 7, 2013

As It Fights in Syria, Hezbollah Seen Unfavorably in Region

Hezbollah is widely unpopular among publics in the Middle East. Most in Lebanon, which is Hezbollah’s base, have an unfavorable view of it, but opinions differ among religious groups.

May 31, 2013

Gun policy more of a “make or break” voting issue for gun rights defenders

Gun rights supporters are 10 percentage points more likely than gun control advocates to say they would not vote for a candidate who differs on the issue.

May 29, 2013

Breadwinner moms on the rise: Tell us your experience

Our new report on “Breadwinner Moms” has attracted widespread press coverage and discussion. FactTank asks readers to weigh in with their reactions.