Fewer Americans have negative views of more gays raising children
Currently, 35% of Americans say the increase in gay and lesbian couples raising children is a bad thing, a decline from recent years.
Israelis and Palestinians have sharply different views of U.S., but want its help in resolving conflict
There is a 67 percentage point divide between Israelis, who have a favorable view of the U.S., and Palestinians who have a positive view.
Majority of Americans expect NASA astronauts to land on Mars by 2050
A majority of Americans believe astronauts will probably or definitely land on Mars before 2050.
Most Americans believe government surveillance program helped prevent terrorist attacks
A majority of Americans think the government’s collection of phone and internet data has helped prevent terrorist attacks.
A majority say sexual assaults in the military are individual acts of misconduct, not systemic
A majority of Americans say reports of sexual assaults in the military represent individual acts of misconduct and not underlying problems with military culture.
As more Americans have contacts with gays and lesbians, social acceptance rises
About nine-in-ten Americans know someone who is gay or lesbian, and about a quarter say they personally know “a lot” of gay or lesbian people
As this year’s term ends, little agreement on Supreme Court’s ideological leanings
In a March poll, a plurality of Americans described the Supreme Court’s ideology as middle of the road.
It’s Fathers’ Day for many American men, including 23% of those who are LGBT
About a quarter of LGBT men are fathers, and an additional 14% would like to have children someday.
Rate of non-fatal violent crime falls since the 1990s
The rate of overall non-fatal violent crimes fell to 2,254 per 100,000 Americans in 2011, compared with 7,976 in 1993.
Half of Americans who are knowledgeable about immigration bill support it
People who are relatively knowledgeable about the immigration bill favor the legislation by 50% to 33%.