Jan. 12, 2016

Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama

Perhaps no measure better captures the public’s sentiment toward the president than job approval. It dates back to the earliest days of public opinion polling, when George Gallup asked about Franklin D. Roosevelt starting in the 1930s.

Dec. 22, 2015

15 striking findings from 2015

From trust in government to views of climate change, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most memorable findings of the year.

Dec. 10, 2015

As smog hangs over Beijing, Chinese cite air pollution as major concern

Beijing experienced more than 200 days of air pollution categorized as “unhealthy” or worse in 2014, including 21 days that were “hazardous.”

Nov. 19, 2015

Building outpaces population growth in many of China’s urban areas

With so much new infrastructure, 62% of urban areas in China with populations over 100,000 have become less crowded — even as most gained in total population.

Nov. 12, 2015

In China, 1980 marked a generational turning point

The roughly 47% of the population today who were born under the one-child policy lived through a very different China than those born before.

Oct. 6, 2015

GOP speaker hopefuls have served far less time in House than predecessors

Long years of service have been the norm for past speakers, most of whom had accumulated twice as much time in the House as today’s candidates before wielding the gavel.

Sep. 23, 2015

Fewer immigrants in Congress today than in years past

Members of Congress today are less likely to be immigrants, especially compared with other periods of history when surges of new arrivals occurred, a new analysis by the Pew Research Center finds.

Aug. 14, 2015

Why the former USSR has far fewer men than women

This region in Eastern Europe has been predominately female since at least WWII.

Jul. 20, 2015

Latin America’s middle class grows, but in some regions more than others

As a whole, Latin America enjoyed solid economic growth in the first decade of this century, with a fall in poverty, a decrease in income inequality and a rise of its middle class.

Jun. 29, 2015

Most Americans now say learning their child is gay wouldn’t upset them

Today nearly six-in-ten (57%) say they would not be upset if they had a child come out as gay or lesbian, according to our survey conducted in May.