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U.S. Politics Videos Dec. 3, 2013

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.

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U.S. Politics Infographic Oct. 18, 2013

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.

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U.S. Politics Infographic Jun. 6, 2013

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.”

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U.S. Politics Quizzes Apr. 22, 2013

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.

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U.S. Politics Data Visualization Apr. 11, 2013

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.

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U.S. Politics Data Visualization Apr. 4, 2013

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.

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U.S. Politics Slide Show Apr. 4, 2013

Marijuana: Changing Attitudes

Highlights from the report, “Majority Now Supports Legalizing Marijuana.”

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U.S. Politics Data Visualization Mar. 12, 2013

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.

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U.S. Politics Quizzes Feb. 5, 2013

Quiz: Test Your News Knowledge

Take our latest News IQ quiz and see how you compare to the others who answered the questions as part of a national survey.

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U.S. Politics Data Visualization Jan. 17, 2013

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.