Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Surfing to the Bank
Some 63 million Americans now let their keyboards do their banking, as online financial housekeeping has burgeoned along with internet use generally. But the “trust gap” may limit further growth, especially among less financially experienced internet users.
Bush’s Troubles Shake the GOP Base
Within the GOP, the president’s support has faded fastest among moderates and liberals. The drop among conservatives has been more gradual, but the implications are just as serious.
Two Americas, One American
The differences that divide us are much smaller than those that set us apart from the rest of the world
Islam and the West
The well-known scholar and supporter of the Iraq invasion gives his views on progress of the war, confrontation with Iran and democracy in the Muslim world.
Home Broadband Goes Mainstream
The number of Americans with fast internet connections at home has jumped from 60 million in March 2005 to 84 million in March 2006.
Politics and the “DotNet” Generation
Not only is there evidence of a reawakening of young people to public life, but today’s youth are politically distinctive in many ways.
The Optimistic Immigrant
Hispanics in general, and recent immigrants in particular, are more inclined than blacks or whites to take an upbeat view about one of the most enduring tenets of the American dream — that each generation will do better in life than the one that preceded it.
Gambling: As the Take Rises, So Does Public Concern
A new study from the Pew Research Center finds a modest backlash in attitudes toward legalized gambling, even as the public is spending more money on more forms of legal gambling.
Where Terrorism Finds Support in the Muslim World
Attitudes toward suicide bombings and other terrorist acts directed against civilians depend more on where those activities take place — and who they are directed against — than on demographic or other differences among Muslim populations.
Nearly half of all the unauthorized migrants now living in the U.S. entered the country legally, according to a new Pew Hispanic Center estimate.