Border apprehensions increased in 2018 – especially for migrant families
There were nearly 467,000 apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018. Family members accounted for about a third of those apprehensions.
14% of Americans have changed their mind about an issue because of something they saw on social media
A small share of the public – 14% – say they have changed their views about a political or social issue in the past year because of something they saw on social media.
Middle children have become rarer, but a growing share of Americans now say three or more kids are ‘ideal’
Roughly four-in-ten U.S. adults think families of three or more children are ideal. Yet it’s still much more common for American women at the end of their childbearing years to have had one or two kids than three or more.
Key public opinion findings on Trump, Putin and the countries they lead
Most Americans expressed an unfavorable opinion of Putin earlier this year, but Russians have a relatively positive view of Trump. Globally, there is low confidence in Putin and Trump on international affairs.
5 facts about how the U.S. and its allies see North Korea
Key findings about American life in urban, suburban and rural areas
The demographic trends reshaping the United States are playing out differently in America’s urban, suburban and rural communities. Read key findings about the attitudes and experiences of urban, suburban and rural Americans.
Americans say U.S. colleges make the grade, but many say public schools don’t measure up
While Americans say their nation’s colleges compare relatively well with those in other countries, they offer more negative assessments of U.S. public schools.
Growing share of Americans say Supreme Court should base its rulings on what Constitution means today
A majority of Americans now say the Supreme Court should base its rulings on what the Constitution means today, representing a shift in public opinion.
Putin remains overwhelmingly unpopular in the United States
Just 16% of Americans see Vladimir Putin favorably, with more Republicans than Democrats holding that view.
5 facts about blacks in the U.S.
More than 40 million blacks live in the United States, making up around 13% of the nation’s population. Here are five facts about the U.S. black population today, drawn from Pew Research Center studies in the last year.