Video: America’s Place in the World
Highlights from the report, “Public Sees U.S. Power Declining as Support for Global Engagement Slips.” For the first time in nearly a half century of polling, a majority agrees that the United States should mind its own business internationally.
Public Trust in Government: 1958-2013
Explore public attitudes towards the federal government over time and compare the data with other key national indicators, such as consumer sentiment, the unemployment rate and changes within the elected leadership.
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.”
Quiz: Science and Technology Knowledge
Do you know more about science and technology than the average American? Take our 13-question quiz to test your knowledge of scientific concepts.
How Do Americans Feel About Doing Their Taxes?
Most say they dislike – or even hate – doing their taxes, but about a third say they like it – or even love it. Click through the responses in this interactive to find out why.
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.
Marijuana: Changing Attitudes
Highlights from the report, “Majority Now Supports Legalizing Marijuana.”
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.