What Google searches can tell us about Americans’ interest in guns
Read key findings from an analysis that looks into the public’s interest in guns as potential consumer products, rather than as a subject of general interest.
How Millennials today compare with their grandparents 50 years ago
Our analysis finds that Millennials stand apart from the young adults of the Silent generation when it comes to education, employment and home life.
Disagreements about Trump widely seen as reflecting divides over ‘other values and goals’
Sizable shares of Americans say those with views different from their own about how Trump is handling his job also probably don’t share many other values.
For Women’s History Month, a look at gender gains – and gaps – in the U.S.
Read key findings about gender gains and gaps in America.
About a quarter of U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly’ online
As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, 26% of American adults now report that they go online almost constantly.
It’s Pi Day – and there’s some good news for math teachers
March 14 is that special time of year people pay homage to the mathematical constant pi (π). A majority of U.S. adults enjoyed math classes in grades K-12, and most who liked them say the subject matter was the main reason.
U.S. Catholics offer wide range of answers when asked about Francis’ most notable action as pope
About one-in-ten U.S. Catholics say Pope Francis’ most notable action has been showing humility and setting a good Christian example, while an equal share credited Francis with opening up the church and making it more accepting.
People in less democratic countries are more likely to say China and Russia respect personal freedoms
People who live in countries where the political system is less than “fully democratic” tend to give Beijing and Moscow higher marks for upholding individual rights than people who live in full democracies, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of public opinion in 38 countries across the globe.
How to access Pew Research Center survey data
Pew Research Center makes most of its datasets available for download once reporting has been completed for a given study. Here’s how to find and access our data.
Negative views of democracy more widespread in countries with low political affiliation
Across 35 nations, a median of 26% do not identify with any political party in their country. In countries where more people are unaffiliated with any political party, popular support for representative democracy is also lower.