Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
In the Battle of the Bulge, More Soldiers Than Successes
Two in three are dieting or exercising, but most feel far from ideal weight.
Attitudes Toward Immigration: In the Pulpit and the Pew
Church leaders and members don’t always agree about undocumented migrants.
Attitudes Toward Immigration: In Black and White
African Americans are often more sympathetic to immigrants – except when it comes to jobs.
Congress Faces Record Public Discontent
Belief that this Congress has accomplished less than its predecessors is higher than at any point in the past nine years; Republican leaders take the blame.
Eating More; Enjoying Less
Just 39% of adults say they enjoy eating “a great deal,” down from 48% in 1989 – with a bigger decline among those who consider themselves overweight than among those who consider themselves just about the right weight.
Maximum Support for Raising the Minimum
Republican or Democrat, rich or poor, north, east, south or west, the U.S. public says it’s time for a big boost for the lowest paid.
When Facing a Tough Decision, 60 Million Americans Now Seek the Internet’s Help
Whether buying a home or a car, picking a college or a stock, or seeking medical advice, more and more people turn to the web.
A Pentecostal Primer
More than half a billion people worldwide now belong to “spirit-filled” or renewalist faiths. Find out more about the past, present and future of the world’s fastest growing religious movement.
In Search of Ideologues in America
Many Americans do not fit well within into either the conservative or liberal camps. Instead they find a home in one of two other U.S. political traditions, libertarian and populist, or defy attempts to pigeon-hole them.
Are “Wired Seniors” Sitting Ducks?
Older internet users, even relative newcomers to the senior ranks, may be easy targets for viruses, spyware and the like. Younger internet users take more chances online, but they also take more precautions.