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.
Timeline: Top News Stories of 2012
A look at the public’s top 15 news stories of 2012, according to Pew Research Center’s News Interest Index.
Slideshow: The Year in Review 2012
Take a look at Pew Research Center’s top findings of the year that told us a bigger story about the trends shaping our world.
Quiz: Election Report Card
Grade the performance of the candidates and the media in the 2012 presidential election. Then compare your results to the opinions of all voters, Obama voters, and Romney voters.
Slideshow: Highlights from the Changing News Landscape Report
Online and digital news consumption continues to increase, with more people getting news on cell phones, tablets or other mobile platforms.