U.S. PoliticsApril 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.

U.S. PoliticsApril 4, 2013

Marijuana: Changing Attitudes

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

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U.S. PoliticsJanuary 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.

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U.S. PoliticsJanuary 17, 2013

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.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 20, 2012

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.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 17, 2012

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.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 15, 2012

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.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 27, 2012

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.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 16, 2012

Data: 2012 Election Voter Preferences

U.S. PoliticsAugust 24, 2012

Quiz: Political Party

Answer 12 questions that were part of a national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, and find out where you fit on the partisan political spectrum.