Graphic: U.S. Christians’ Views on the Return of Christ
According to a 2010 Pew Research Center survey, roughly half (48%) of Christians in the U.S. say they believe that Christ will definitely (27%) or probably (20%) return to earth in the next 40 years.
Interactive: “Why Did You Change Your Mind?”
The rise in support for same-sex marriage over the past decade is among the largest changes in opinion on any policy issue over this time period. Fully 14% of all Americans – and 28% of gay marriage supporters – say they have changed their minds on the issue in favor of gay marriage.
Data: Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage
In 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a 57% to 35% margin. Today, there is slightly more support for same-sex marriage than opposition to it, with 49% in favor and 44% opposed.
Graphic: Israel, the U.S. and the World’s Jewish Population
U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Middle East from March 20-23, where he will spend much of the time in Israel, home to 41% of the world’s Jews.
Slideshow: Key Findings from the “Modern Parenthood” Survey
The way mothers and fathers spend their time has changed dramatically in the past half century.
Quiz: Which parent does more in your home?
In the “Modern Parenthood” report, we asked married and cohabiting parents with children under 18 to compare their workload at home with that of their spouses or partners. Answer two questions to find out how you compare with the parents who took our nationwide survey.
Graphic: Conclave Elects Pope
Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina and becomes the first Latin American pontiff.
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.
Graphic: Geography of the Conclave
Just as the world’s Catholic population is spread across the globe, the cardinal electors gather from all regions to elect the next pope.
Slideshow: U.S. Foreign-Born Population Trends
Key findings from the Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2011.