Most Americans say legal status for undocumented immigrants would help the economy
Three-quarters of Americans say it would be better for the economy for undocumented immigrants to gain legal status.
The number of American single fathers has grown substantially
The number of single father households has increased about ninefold since 1960, from less than 300,000 to more than 2.6 million in 2011.
As Obama weighs his decision, most Americans support building Keystone pipeline
Two-thirds of Americans, including majorities among partisan groups, favor building the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport oil from Canada to U.S. refineries.
Tea Party Republicans believe legal status would reward undocumented immigrants
More than eight-in-ten Tea Party Republicans say granting legal status to undocumented immigrants would reward illegal behavior.
Partner? Rival? For many in U.S., China is both
More than half of Americans say it’s very important to be “tough” with China on economic and trade issues — about as many who say “building a strong relationship” with China is very important.
Most Muslims say they fast during Ramadan
A survey of more than 38,000 Muslims in 39 countries and territories found that a median of 93% say they fast during Ramadan.
Global restrictions on religion increased following the Arab Spring
In 2011, a strong majority of the world’s population lived in countries with high religious restrictions.
A generational gap in American patriotism
Compared to other generations, a smaller percentage of Millennials say the U.S. is the greatest country in the world.
For many Americans, legacy of the Civil War still relevant
A majority of Americans think the Civil War is still relevant to American politics.
Households owing student loan debts at record levels
About one out of five of the nation’s households owed student debt in 2010, more than double the share two decades earlier.