ReligionMay 4, 2016

5 facts about prayer

For the National Day of Prayer, we rounded up survey data on Americans’ prayer habits, as well as historical instances of prayer intersecting with the government.

ScienceApril 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 […]

GlobalApril 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.

GlobalApril 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 […]

ReligionMarch 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.

GlobalMarch 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 & TechMarch 18, 2016

5 facts about Twitter at age 10

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

Internet & TechFebruary 29, 2016

5 facts about online dating

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

Internet & TechFebruary 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.

ReligionFebruary 12, 2016

On Darwin Day, 5 facts about the evolution debate

62% of Americans say humans have evolved over time, while 34% reject evolution entirely.