August 22, 2018

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.

February 23, 2018

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.

December 19, 2017

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.

December 5, 2017

How do your views on gender compare with those of other Americans?

Take our quiz to find out how your views on gender and gender equality stack up against those of the American public.

June 29, 2017

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.

March 27, 2017

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.

Fact TankJuly 8, 2016

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.

Fact TankNovember 5, 2015

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.

Fact TankJanuary 29, 2014

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.

Fact TankSeptember 12, 2013

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.