Oct. 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.

Oct. 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.

Oct. 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.

Oct. 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.

Sep. 30, 2014

5 facts about Indian Americans

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

Sep. 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.

Sep. 17, 2014

On Constitution Day, a look at proposed amendments and how seldom they go anywhere

Since 2003, 465 proposed constitutional amendments have been introduced in the House or Senate, including 82 in the current Congress alone. And they all have one thing in common: None of them have gone into effect.

Sep. 17, 2014

Q&A: Why one polling expert says Scotland likely to say ‘no’ to independence

Claire Durand, a sociology professor at the University of Montreal, discusses recent polling on the issue of Scottish independence.

Sep. 15, 2014

In its peaceful nature and uncertain outcome, Scotland’s independence vote stands out

Scotland’s independence referendum stands out from most other such votes in two ways: its peaceful nature and doubt as to its outcome.

Sep. 8, 2014

Who makes minimum wage?

Perhaps surprisingly, not very many people earn minimum wage, and they make up a smaller share of the workforce than they used to.