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.
14 striking findings from 2014
In 2014, Pew Research Center published more than 150 reports and some 600 blog posts. Here are 14 facts we found particularly striking, as they illustrate some major shifts in our politics, society, habits or families.
6 facts about Japan’s downbeat economy
The world’s third largest economy faces long-term challenges, including pessimistic forecasts from the Japanese public, the hollowing out of Japan’s working-age population and the nation’s exorbitant public debt.
The up and down seasons of political campaign work
While many political workers already live nomadic lives, given the on-the-job demands of the campaign trail, their employment statuses can be similarly in flux.
Where people say giving bribes gets you ahead in life
Whether it’s to cover up a scandal or score a business contract – the act of bribery is widespread across the world.
5 facts about Honduras and immigration
65% of people in Honduras live in poverty. 16% of Honduras’s GDP is based on money sent from migrants abroad. The wave of all immigrants in the U.S. coming from Honduras is relatively new, with more than half arriving in 2000 or later.
Chart of the Week: The black-white gap in incarceration rates
Black men in their prime working years, especially those without a high school education, are much more likely to be in jail than white men are.
1-in-10 Americans don’t give a hoot about politics
As Republicans and Democrats gear up for midterm elections this November, there’s one group of Americans – that we call political Bystanders – that is paying very little, if any, attention to the whole ordeal.
Generation X: America’s neglected ‘middle child’
Generation X has a gripe with pulse takers, zeitgeist keepers, and population counters. We keep squeezing them out of the frame.
Data Feed: Millennials and midterms, America’s global role, Homeownership rate hits low
A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.