How the U.S. Became Less Religious
Highlights from the Pew Research report “U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious.” There has been a modest drop in overall rates of belief in God and participation in religious practices. But religiously affiliated Americans are as observant as before.
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.
Are science and religion in conflict with each other?
A majority of the public says science and religion often conflict, but fewer say science conflicts with their own beliefs. And highly religious Americans are less likely than others to see conflict between faith and science.
House Freedom Caucus Members
Data table of 36 Freedom Caucus members, identified by a Pew Research analysis of representatives’ public statements, their comments to the media or their offices’ direct responses.
How Many Books Do Americans Read?
The number of book readers has dipped a bit from the previous year and the number of e-book readers has remained flat, according to new survey findings from Pew Research Center.
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.
Worldwide Abortion Policies
Analysis of United Nations data shows only six of 196 countries do not allow women to receive abortions under any circumstances.
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.
Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 1960 – 2013
There were a record 41.3 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2013, making up 13.1% of the nation’s population, a fourfold increase since 1960. These interactive charts explore immigration population trends, from origin to length of time in the U.S., to age and language use.
Selected U.S. Immigration Legislation and Executive Actions, 1790 – 2014
Explore how immigration in the U.S. was shaped by laws and acts in this interactive timeline of U.S. immigration legislation since the 1790s.