Pew Research Center May. 1, 2013

Public Optimism on Housing Can Outrun the Market

By Drew DeSilver Tuesday’s report on the S&P/Case-Shiller home-price index showed a 9.3% increase between February 2012 and February 2013 — the biggest year-over-year increase in the 20-city composite index since before the housing bubble burst. Is housing, at long last, on the road to recovery? Many Americans already think so. A Pew Research survey in March found that […]

Hispanic Apr. 17, 2013

Unauthorized Immigrants: How Pew Research Counts Them and What We Know About Them

Jeffrey Passel, a senior demographer for the Pew Research Center, describes how the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. was calculated and what impact new immigration proposals may have on this group.

Internet & Tech Apr. 3, 2013

Forty Years of Cell Phone Calls

Our recent surveys show that 87% of American adults have a cell phone, along with 78% of American teenagers ages 12 to 17.

Global Apr. 3, 2013

Americans Divided over Immigration Reform

For those Indians, Chinese and others with advanced degrees who have been waiting years for a U.S. employment-based visa, the prospect of American immigration reform this year may yet prove a siren call.

Global Apr. 1, 2013

Americans’ support for TPP remains untested

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s announcement March 15 that Japan will join negotiations to create a Trans-Pacific Partnership with the U.S. and other Pacific Basin nations won early support from the Japanese people, according to snap surveys following his statement.

Pew Research Center Mar. 29, 2013

Yes, More Americans Favor Legalizing Gay Marriage, But Just How Many Do?

By Andrew Kohut Recent polling clearly shows that Americans are much more accepting of same-sex marriage than they were a decade ago. All of the major national polls now find more supporters than opponents of same-sex marriage. But there is no consensus in the polling as to just how many Americans now actually think that […]

Pew Research Center Mar. 26, 2013

Leaders of BRICS Nations Meet Amid Mixed Views on their Economies

As South Africa hosts the fifth BRICS summit of leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the people of these emerging market nations have mixed attitudes about their economic conditions and prospects.

Global Mar. 20, 2013

What Japanese and Americans Think about Each Other

Japan’s decision to join negotiations to create a Trans-Pacific Partnership with the United States and other Pacific nations reflects, in part, the sea change in public opinion that has transformed U.S.-Japan relations.

Global Mar. 19, 2013

Obama’s Israel Challenge

Criticized by some for being insufficiently pro-Israel during his first term, and dogged by relatively low ratings in Israel during his first term, President Obama travels there this week for meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to deliver a major address in Jerusalem.

Mar. 15, 2013

Modern Parenthood: Live Discussion Transcript

Kim Parker, associate director of the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project, and Wendy Wang, research associate, answer questions from readers on the Modern Parenthood survey,