Americans remain divided on how the Supreme Court should interpret the Constitution
The contentious Senate debate over Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court has cast a spotlight on deep partisan and ideological divisions in Congress – and in the public – over how the U.S. Supreme Court should interpret the Constitution when making its decisions.
Number of U.S. adults cohabiting with a partner continues to rise, especially among those 50 and older
Roughly half of U.S. cohabiters are younger than 35. But an increasing number of Americans ages 50 and older are in cohabiting relationships.
Christians remain world’s largest religious group, but they are declining in Europe
Though Christians make up nearly a third of Earth’s 7.3 billion people, the number of Christians in Europe is in decline.
Americans hold very negative views of North Korea amid nuclear tensions
Overall, 78% of Americans have an unfavorable view of the communist nation ruled by Kim Jong Un, with 61% holding a very unfavorable opinion.
Why workers don’t always take family or medical leave when they need to
The most frequently cited reason for not taking family or medical leave when one needs or wants to is concern over loss of wages or salary.
What does the federal government spend your tax dollars on? Social insurance programs, mostly
From Social Security to national parks, a look at long-range trends in federal outlays relative to the U.S. economy
The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay
The estimated 17-cent gender pay gap for all workers in 2015 has narrowed, from 36 cents in 1980.
As Republicans’ views improve, Americans give the economy its highest marks since financial crisis
Nearly six-in-ten people in the United States say the economic situation is very or somewhat good, the most positive assessment of the economy since 2007.
Partisans in ‘safest’ counties for their party more willing to discuss political differences
Partisans in counties in which their party was politically dominant in the 2016 election were much more likely to support seeking common ground politically.
About one-in-four U.S. workers have taken leave to care for a seriously ill family member
Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults say workers should receive paid leave when they need to take time off to care for a sick family member.