ScienceApr 22, 2016

For Earth Day, here’s how Americans view environmental issues

The 1970s were an important era for American environmentalism. Congress passed the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, President Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency, and the nation’s first Earth Day – created by Democratic Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin – was held on April 22, 1970. Forty-six years later, Earth Day has […]

GlobalApr 19, 2016

5 ways Americans and Europeans are different

Americans and Europeans often have different perspectives on individualism, the role of government, free expression, religion and morality.

GlobalApr 18, 2016

What the world thinks about climate change in 7 charts

On April 22, leaders and representatives from more than 150 countries will gather at the United Nations to sign the global climate change agreement reached in Paris in December. Pew Research Center’s spring 2015 survey found that people around the world are concerned about climate change and want their governments to take action. Here are […]

ReligionMar 21, 2016

5 facts about Israeli Druze, a unique religious and ethnic group

Israeli Druze make up roughly 2% of the country’s population and live mostly in the northern regions of the Galilee, Carmel and the Golan Heights. Their tradition dates back to the 11th century and incorporates elements of Islam, Hinduism and even classical Greek philosophy.

GlobalMar 18, 2016

5 facts about U.S. relations with Cuba

The renewal of diplomatic and economic ties has drawn widespread support in the U.S., but significant partisan differences on the future of the relationship between the two countries remain.

Internet & TechMar 18, 2016

5 facts about Twitter at age 10

Five facts about Twitter, as the microblogging platform marks its 10th anniversary.

ReligionMar 1, 2016

5 facts about abortion

Public opinion on abortion has held relatively steady over the years, with Americans roughly divided on the issue.

Internet & TechFeb 29, 2016

5 facts about online dating

11% of American adults have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.

Media & NewsFeb 25, 2016

How the 2016 presidential campaign is being discussed on Reddit

News is a major part of Reddit, an online discussion forum that calls itself “the front page of the internet.” The site has hosted Q&A sessions with newsmakers from President Obama to Amy Poehler, and it sends many of its millions of daily visitors to news sites and other publishers. Using data from a nationally […]

Internet & TechFeb 18, 2016

English-speaking Asian Americans stand out for their technology use

Discussions of the “digital divide” often touch on race and ethnicity – and the narrative is usually that whites lead in technology adoption while other racial or ethnic groups struggle to keep up. But that’s not the case for English-speaking Asian Americans.