How blacks and whites view the state of race in America
Explore how the opinions of blacks and whites vary by age, education, gender and party identification in key questions from our report.
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.
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.
Key Charts: Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the U.S.
There were 55.3 million Hispanics in the United States in 2014, comprising 17.3% of the total U.S. population.
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.
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.