As more Americans have contacts with gays and lesbians, social acceptance rises
About nine-in-ten Americans know someone who is gay or lesbian, and about a quarter say they personally know “a lot” of gay or lesbian people
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.
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.
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.
LGBT Americans in changing times: Tell us your story
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.