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.
Key takeaways on technology use in emerging and developing nations
Our new report looks at how people perceive the internet’s impact on their lives, how many people access it and who they are, and what people do online.
Americans (especially Republicans) distrustful of Iran as nuclear deal looms
Polls show an American public that is deeply skeptical of an agreement and shows little trust in Iran’s leadership.
Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage
In the last two decades, several religious groups have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions.
The fading of the green
The ranks of Americans who trace their ancestry back to Ireland – long one of the most prominent subgroups in American society – is slowly declining.
Stock market leads recovery, but inflation cuts into gains
Americans recognize stocks as the feature of the economy that’s recovered the most strongly from the Great Recession. But inflation means the market’s gains aren’t quite as robust as they might first appear.
Study finds racial, ethnic divide in attention to crime news
Crime consistently ranks as one of the most followed and discussed topics by the public, and it receives more attention in local news media than almost any other subject. A recent Pew Research Center report reinforces these findings but also suggests that certain groups of residents pay closer attention to local crime than others in […]
Pope Francis’ popularity extends beyond Catholics
Seven-in-ten Americans rate him favorably, including two-thirds of those with no religious affiliation, a Pew Research Center poll finds.
How do Americans stand out from the rest of the world?
Americans are set apart from people in other nations we surveyed by their emphasis on individualism and work ethic, as well as their religiosity and optimism.
Jobs situation looks brighter as employers seek to fill more positions
There were 1.8 unemployed people per job opening in January, another indicator of the improving jobs situation.