Trends in Papal Favorability Among U.S. Catholics
Pope Francis’ favorability rating among U.S. Catholics is comparable to ratings for Pope John Paul II in the 1980s and ’90s, and has surpassed any favorability rating for Pope Benedict XVI.
How Demographics Play Into Local News Habits
How various demographic groups in Denver, Macon and Sioux City interact with local news.
Women in Congress, 1916 – 2015
The 114th U.S. Congress includes a record 108 women — 88 in the House (including four nonvoting delegates) and 20 in the Senate. While women still account for only about a fifth of each chamber, that’s a considerable increase from where things stood not too long ago.
Timeline: Hillary Clinton’s Career
Infographic charting Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings from 1992 to 2012.
Infographic: Survey of Jewish Americans
Highlights from the Pew Research Center survey report, “A Portrait of Jewish Americans”
Infographic: The Facebook News Experience
On Facebook, the largest social media platform, news is a common but incidental experience, according to an initiative of Pew Research Center in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Infographic: United States and China: The Image of the Globe’s Two Superpowers
Explore the global image of two of the world’s leading economic powers, the United States and China.
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.
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.
Changing Attitudes on Same Sex Marriage, Gay Friends and Family
As support for gay marriage continues to grow, 72% of Americans say that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable.”