Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage
In Pew Research Center polling in 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a margin of 57% to 35%. Since then, support for same-sex marriage has steadily grown. Based on polling in 2016, a majority of Americans (55%) support same-sex marriage, compared with 37% who oppose it. See the latest data on same-sex marriage.
Public Opinion on Abortion
A series of graphics explores public opinion on abortion, illustrating how opinion differs among various demographic groups, including religious, political, age and gender groups.
How religious is your state?
Southern states are among the most highly religious states in the U.S., while those in New England are among the least devout.
The demographic digital divide is real and pervasive
Within nearly every country, Millennials (those ages 18 to 34) are much more likely to be internet and smartphone users compared with those ages 35 and older.
The strong relationship between per capita income and internet access, smartphone ownership
Internet and smartphone rates are also related to overall country wealth. Richer nations tend to have higher internet access rates and higher reported smartphone ownership.
Are you in the American middle class?
A Pew Research Center analysis of government data shows that after more than four decades of serving as the nation’s economic majority, the U.S. middle class is now matched in size by those in the economic tiers above and below it.
High CO2 Emitters Are Less Intensely Concerned about Climate Change
In nations with high levels of carbon emissions per capita, including the U.S., Australia, Canada and Russia, publics are less likely to express strong worries about climate change.
Church Fires Declining, but Many Still Intentionally Set
Between 1996 and 2000, an average of 191 intentional fires were reported each year, accounting for 52% of all church fires. That average dropped to 74 intentional fires per year between 2010 and 2014, or 48% of all church fires.
Social Media Usage: 2005-2015
Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005.
Teens Voices: Dating in the Digital Age
From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives. This essay features teens voices as they describe their experience navigating dating in the digital age.