Pew Research CenterFebruary 15, 2018

Q&A: The growing use of ‘voter files’ in studying the U.S. electorate

Read a Q&A with Pew Research Center’s Ruth Igielnik and Scott Keeter about a recent study about voter files.

GlobalJanuary 29, 2018

Remittances from abroad are major economic assets for some developing countries

For five countries – Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Tajikistan and Liberia – remittances from citizens abroad are equivalent to at least a quarter of GDP.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 16, 2018

Congress has long struggled to pass spending bills on time

In the four decades that the current system for budgeting and spending tax dollars has been in effect, Congress has managed to pass all required appropriations bills on time only four times.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 11, 2018

Despite GOP control of Congress and White House, lawmaking lagged in 2017

In 2017, Republicans gained control of both houses of Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, but unified GOP control of the legislative and executive branches didn’t lead to a burst of lawmaking.

GlobalJanuary 10, 2018

5 facts about Iran

The public unrest that swept across Iran starting in late December began as a protest against poor economic conditions, but it quickly turned into a call for an end to the country’s theocratic regime.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 4, 2018

Split U.S. Senate delegations have become less common in recent years

Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama gives that state its first split Senate delegation in more than two decades. But delegations with two senators of different parties still are much less common than they used to be: With 14 split delegations, the current Senate is tied for the second-fewest in the past 50 years.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 13, 2017

U.S. Senate seats rarely have flipped to other party in recent special elections

Senate seats have rarely flipped to the other party in recent special elections, and turnout usually lags compared with regular elections for the same seat.

ReligionDecember 8, 2017

A global snapshot of same-sex marriage

Worldwide, roughly two-thirds of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe.

Pew Research CenterDecember 6, 2017

Despite concerns about global democracy, nearly six-in-ten countries are now democratic

Despite widespread concerns across the globe about the future of democracy, public support for it remains strong, and by one measure the number of democratic nations around the world is at an all-time high.

Pew Research CenterNovember 30, 2017

5 ways the U.S. workforce has changed, a decade since the Great Recession began

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the start of the Great Recession, five ways in which the U.S. workforce has changed over the past decade.