Number of asylum applications in selected European countries by year
Germany received an unprecedented 442,000 individual first-time asylum applications in 2015 – the highest annual number ever received by a European country over the past 30 years. Asylum applicants to Germany alone accounted for about one-third of Europe’s 2015 asylum seekers.
Human Enhancement: The Scientific and Ethical Dimensions of Striving for Perfection
Human enhancement is at least as old as human civilization. People have been trying to enhance their physical and mental capabilities for thousands of years, sometimes successfully – and sometimes with inconclusive, comic and even tragic results.
Democratic voters and the road to nominating Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton led the field for the Democratic nomination from the beginning of the campaign in early 2015 on her road to becoming the party’s nominee.
Republican voters’ path to backing Donald Trump
Donald Trump’s rise to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee followed a lengthy primary campaign.
How blacks and whites view the state of race in America
Explore how the opinions of blacks and whites vary by age, education, gender and party identification in key questions from our report.
Restrictions on Religion among the 25 Most Populous Countries, 2007-2014
Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2015
Explore the origins and destinations of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2013.
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.