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Global Maps Jul. 18, 2013

Map: World’s Leading Economic Power

The U.S. is still seen as the world’s leading economic power by pluralities or majorities in 22 of the 39 countries polled. China is seen as dominant in eight countries, with the remaining nine divided in their opinions.

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Global Maps Jul. 18, 2013

Maps: Global Views of the U.S. and China

Overall, global attitudes toward America are positive. In 28 of 38 nations, half or more of those surveyed express a favorable opinion of the U.S. Meanwhile, China is viewed favorably in just 19 of 38 nations.

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Internet & Tech Data Visualization Jun. 25, 2013

Interactive: Americans’ Reading Habits Over Time

Explore the changes in Americans’ reading habits, from decreases in printed books to rises in e-books, over time in this interactive.

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Hispanic Data Visualization Jun. 19, 2013

2011 Hispanic Origin Profiles

95% of the U.S. Hispanic population is made up of the 14 largest Hispanic origin groups, and six of these groups have populations greater than 1 million. Explore characteristics of these groups with this interactive.

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Infographic Jun. 13, 2013

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.

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Data Visualization Jun. 13, 2013

LGBT Voices: The Coming Out Experience

Browse hundreds of quotes from LGBT adults describing how the process of telling people about their sexual orientation or gender identity was for them personally.

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Pew Research Center Data Visualization Jun. 12, 2013

Less Acceptance of Homosexuality in More Religious Countries

Explore the relationship between a country’s acceptance of homosexuality and its religiosity in this interactive.

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Media & News Infographic Jun. 10, 2013

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.

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Religion Slide Show Jun. 6, 2013

Slideshow: Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage

In 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a 57% to 35% margin. Today, there is more support for same-sex marriage than opposition to it. Combined data from two 2013 polls show 50% of Americans in favor and 43% opposed.

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Pew Research Center Data Visualization Jun. 6, 2013

In your words: Views of same-sex marriage, homosexuality

A sampler of what our survey respondents said about issues related to same-sex marriage and homosexuality from our 2013 surveys that reflects the breadth of the public’s views on these topics.