Public Opinion and Marijuana: Shifting Attitudes, Events and Laws
For the first time, more Americans now favor legalizing marijuana than those who oppose it, according to a new Pew Research report. Pew Research explores events that have taken place over the last 40 years and the states’ legal actions on marijuana use.
Demographics of Asian Americans
The demographic data shown in this interactive display the varied population sizes and characteristics of the largest Asian origin groups, based on the updated edition of our survey, “The Rise of Asian Americans.”
Leaders of BRICS Nations Meet Amid Mixed Views on their Economies
As South Africa hosts the fifth BRICS summit of leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the people of these emerging market nations have mixed attitudes about their economic conditions and prospects.
Gun Rights vs. Gun Control
The Pew Research Center has tracked shifting public opinion on gun rights and gun control over the past 20 years. Explore our polling data to discover how demographics influence public opinion on guns.
Data: Twelve Years of the Public’s Top Priorities
Interactive chart shows the top priorities for the president and Congress, as stated by the public over the last 12 years.
Timeline: Obama’s Approval Ratings Over his First Term
President Obama is in a strong position at the start of his second term. At 52%, his job approval rating is among the highest since the earliest months of his presidency. But it has certainly had its ups and downs.
Data: Trends in Voter Preferences Among Religious Groups
Interactive graphic summarizes the voting preferences of major religious groups, drawing on data from the latest survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
Data: 2012 Election Voter Preferences
Map: Population Distribution of Hispanic Origin Groups, by County
A map showing the distribution of all Hispanics and the six largest Hispanic origin groups in the U.S., by county.
Map: Residential Income Segregation
Residential Income Segregation Maps of Top 10 U.S. Metro Areas