Most Americans say more women running for Congress is a good thing, as hope for a female president grows
Women are running for Congress in record numbers this year, and most Americans say this is a good thing. But there’s little consensus among the public about how – or whether – things would change if more women were elected. More than four-in-ten Americans say they personally hope a woman will be elected president in their lifetime.
In 2017, Americans narrowly opposed allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns
Last year, more than half of U.S. adults said they would oppose allowing teachers and officials to carry guns in K-12 schools.
Most Americans see value in steering children toward toys, activities associated with opposite gender
More Americans say it’s good to steer girls toward boy-oriented toys and activities than say boys should be encouraged to play with girl-oriented toys.
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How male and female gun owners in the U.S. compare
While female gun owners resemble their male counterparts in some respects, their views on and experiences with guns often differ from those of male gun owners.
About one-in-seven Americans don’t think men should be able to take any paternity leave
By comparison, just 3% say women shouldn’t be able to take any type of maternity leave.
How Americans view the Black Lives Matter movement
General awareness of Black Lives Matter is widespread among black and white U.S. adults, but attitudes about the movement vary considerably between groups.
Who does more at home when both parents work? Depends on which one you ask
Working moms and dads don’t necessarily see eye to eye when it comes to how certain tasks are divided at home.
Inequality, poverty divide Republicans more than Democrats
There are wide gaps between conservative and centrist Republicans on whether the government should do something to reduce poverty and inequality.
Few Americans have confidence in Putin or trust Russia
As the U.S. explores a Russian plan for securing Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, it does so at a time when the American public is skeptical about Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin.