Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Both Reds and Blues Go Green on Energy
But divisions within both political parties block consensus on eco-friendly alternatives to oil.
Pew Hispanic Center Survey of Mexicans Living in the U.S. on Absentee Voting in Mexican Elections
Strict requirements, insufficient information about registration procedures and lack of public interest hobbled Mexico’s first effort to conduct absentee voting among its more than ten million adult citizens living in the United States.
Families Drawn Together By Communication Revolution
A Social Trends Report
Youth and War
Neither hawks nor doves, America’s youth are more willing than their elders to give both war and peace a chance. A new poll analysis finds that generational differences on the use of force confound the stereotypes.
Truly a World Wide Web
Computer usage and internet access have gone global. In many countries the growth has been fastest among people older than 50, according to a new Pew Global Attitudes report.
Are We Happy Yet?
In the pursuit of happiness, it helps to be affluent, a Republican or a regular churchgoer.
Midterm Match-Up: Partisan Tide vs. Safe Seats
This election year, two heavyweight political trends are poised for collision: GOP unpopularity and the growing power of incumbency.
Not Looking for Love
Hold the heart-shaped candy; most singles in America aren’t actively seeking romance.
Bush’s Concern Over Isolationism Reflects More Than Just Rhetoric
When President Bush delivered a strong warning against isolationism in his State of the Union address, he was speaking to a recent and dramatic turn in public opinion, indicated by Pew polling.
Supreme Court’s Decision in Gonzales v. Oregon
The Pew Forum analyzes the Supreme Court’s January 17 decision that the 1970 Controlled Substances Act (CSA) does not give the U.S. attorney general the authority to prohibit Oregon doctors from prescribing lethal doses of drugs to certain terminally ill patients who want to end their own lives.