U.S. PoliticsFebruary 27, 2015

63% of Republican Millennials favor marijuana legalization

Republican Millennials, however, are not as supportive of marijuana legalization as their young Democratic and Democratic-leaning counterparts.

Fact TankDecember 22, 2014

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.

GlobalNovember 25, 2014

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.

Fact TankNovember 17, 2014

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.

GlobalOctober 23, 2014

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.

HispanicAugust 11, 2014

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.

Fact TankJuly 18, 2014

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.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 7, 2014

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.

June 5, 2014

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.

Fact TankApril 30, 2014

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.