U.S. PoliticsNovember 3, 2014

For most voters, congressional elections offer little drama

Most eligible voters — typically 8-in-ten or more — live in House districts with little or no real competition between candidates and parties.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 30, 2014

Heading into midterms, Americans still as bummed out as they were in 2012, 2010

Despite somewhat better feelings about the economy, Americans’ collective mood is much the same as it was ahead of the last two general elections.

GlobalOctober 24, 2014

Consumer sentiment in U.S. and Europe diverging, along with their economic outlooks

Consumer confidence is rising in the U.S., reflecting its continued modest growth. But confidence has taken a tumble in Europe, which is still struggling to achieve significant, sustainable growth.

Media & NewsOctober 21, 2014

5 key takeaways on politics, media and polarization

Five key takeaways from our new report on political polarization and media habits.

Media & NewsOctober 21, 2014

Q/A: How Pew Research analyzed America’s polarized media consumption habits

We asked Amy Mitchell, our Director of Journalism Research, to discuss how the new report on media polarization was put together.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 15, 2014

Romney (again) in 2016? That would be unusual, but not unprecedented

Only nine major-party candidates have won a second presidential nomination after losing a previous election, and only four of those won the second time around.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 9, 2014

For most workers, real wages have barely budged for decades

For most U.S. workers, inflation-adjusted wages have been flat or falling for decades, regardless of whether the economy has been adding or subtracting jobs. The $4.03-an-hour rate recorded in January 1973 has the same purchasing power as $22.41 would today.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 3, 2014

How’s the job market? Ups, downs of public sentiment mirror official stats

Americans have a good general sense of the relative strength of the job market, even if they’re fuzzy on specifics such as the unemployment rate.

ReligionSeptember 30, 2014

5 facts about Indian Americans

Even among Asian Americans, Indian Americans stand out as better educated, higher earning and more Democratic.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 23, 2014

Congress still on track to be among least productive in recent history

The current Congress remains on pace to be one of the least legislatively productive in recent history.