Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage
In Pew Research Center polling in 2001, Americans opposed same-sex marriage by a margin of 57% to 35%. Since then, support for same-sex marriage has steadily grown. Based on polling in 2016, a majority of Americans (55%) support same-sex marriage, compared with 37% who oppose it. See the latest data on same-sex marriage.
Are you in the American middle class?
A Pew Research Center analysis of government data shows that after more than four decades of serving as the nation’s economic majority, the U.S. middle class is now matched in size by those in the economic tiers above and below it.
Political Polarization, 1994-2015
Two years ago, Pew Research Center found that Republicans and Democrats were more divided along ideological lines than at any point in the previous two decades.
Key Charts: Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the U.S.
There were 55.3 million Hispanics in the United States in 2014, comprising 17.3% of the total U.S. population.
Public Opinion on Abortion
A series of graphics explores public opinion on abortion, illustrating how opinion differs among various demographic groups, including religious, political, age and gender groups.
Visualizing gender differences in religious commitment around the world
Gender gap in weekly worship service attendance differs between Muslim-majority and Christian-majority countries.
How religious is your state?
Southern states are among the most highly religious states in the U.S., while those in New England are among the least devout.
The demographic digital divide is real and pervasive
Within nearly every country, Millennials (those ages 18 to 34) are much more likely to be internet and smartphone users compared with those ages 35 and older.
The strong relationship between per capita income and internet access, smartphone ownership
Internet and smartphone rates are also related to overall country wealth. Richer nations tend to have higher internet access rates and higher reported smartphone ownership.
Mapping the Latino Electorate by Congressional District
A record 25.2 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in the 2014 midterm elections. See how the share of Latino voters varies by congressional district.