Pew Research CenterDecember 28, 2017

Key trends shaping technology in 2017

In the past year, Pew Research Center has explored a range of tech-related topics in the news – from online harassment to fake news to net neutrality.  Here are some key findings from our research on these and other technology issues.

Pew Research CenterDecember 28, 2017

10 things we learned about gender issues in the U.S. in 2017

Allegations about sexual misconduct by prominent men in politics, entertainment, media and other industries have reverberated across the United States in recent months, drawing attention to issues of gender equality in the workplace and in broader American society.

Pew Research CenterDecember 26, 2017

17 striking findings from 2017

Pew Research Center studies a wide array of topics both in the U.S. and around the world. Read 17 findings that stood out to us in 2017.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 19, 2017

Far more Americans say there are strong conflicts between partisans than between other groups in society

Americans are far more likely to say there are strong conflicts between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. today than to say the same for other groups.

ScienceDecember 19, 2017

8% of Americans say they own a drone, while more than half have seen one in operation

While drones have become more prevalent, many Americans have reservations about where and under what circumstances their use should be allowed.

December 19, 2017

Most Americans see value in steering children toward toys, activities associated with opposite gender

More Americans say it’s good to steer girls toward boy-oriented toys and activities than say boys should be encouraged to play with girl-oriented toys.

ReligionDecember 18, 2017

5 facts about Christmas in America

Read five facts about Christmas in America and how people celebrate the holiday.

December 14, 2017

Gender discrimination comes in many forms for today’s working women

About four-in-ten working U.S. women say they have faced discrimination on the job because of their gender. They report a broad array of personal experiences.

Pew Research CenterDecember 14, 2017

Number of U.S. workers employed by foreign-owned companies is on the rise

Foreign-owned companies employed 6.8 million workers in the United States in 2015, up 22% from 2007. Overall, foreign-owned companies accounted for 5.5% of all U.S. private sector employment in 2015.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 13, 2017

U.S. Senate seats rarely have flipped to other party in recent special elections

Senate seats have rarely flipped to the other party in recent special elections, and turnout usually lags compared with regular elections for the same seat.