Maps: Global Views of the U.S. and China
Overall, global attitudes toward America are positive. In 28 of 38 nations, half or more of those surveyed express a favorable opinion of the U.S. Meanwhile, China is viewed favorably in just 19 of 38 nations.
Interactive: Americans’ Reading Habits Over Time
Explore the changes in Americans’ reading habits, from decreases in printed books to rises in e-books, over time in this interactive.
2011 Hispanic Origin Profiles
95% of the U.S. Hispanic population is made up of the 14 largest Hispanic origin groups, and six of these groups have populations greater than 1 million. Explore characteristics of these groups with this interactive.
Personal Milestones in the Coming Out Experience
The Pew Research Center’s survey of 1,197 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults asked respondents about three key points in their coming out journey. The distribution of survey responses for each key point, along with medians, is shown in these charts.
LGBT Voices: The Coming Out Experience
Browse hundreds of quotes from LGBT adults describing how the process of telling people about their sexual orientation or gender identity was for them personally.
Less Acceptance of Homosexuality in More Religious Countries
Explore the relationship between a country’s acceptance of homosexuality and its religiosity in this interactive.
Nonprofit News Outlets
Nonprofit news sites are cropping up around the U.S., often with the mission of filling in gaps left by cutbacks in traditional journalism. Explore the characteristics of these sites with this map and interactive database.
Slideshow: Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage
In 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a 57% to 35% margin. Today, there is more support for same-sex marriage than opposition to it. Combined data from two 2013 polls show 50% of Americans in favor and 43% opposed.
In your words: Views of same-sex marriage, homosexuality
A sampler of what our survey respondents said about issues related to same-sex marriage and homosexuality from our 2013 surveys that reflects the breadth of the public’s views on these topics.
State Policies on Same-Sex Marriage
Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2003. To date, 12 states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage, while 30 states have amended their constitutions to ban gay marriage. This map shows the change in each state’s policy over time.