ReligionOctober 10, 2018

7 facts about American Catholics

American Catholics are racially and ethnically diverse and fairly evenly dispersed throughout the country. Many want to see the church make significant changes.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 9, 2018

Most Americans view openness to foreigners as ‘essential to who we are as a nation’

For a large majority of Americans, the country’s openness to people from around the world “is essential to who we are as a nation.” In a new Pew Research Center survey, 68% say America’s openness to foreigners is a defining characteristic of the nation, while just 26% say “if America is too open to people from all over the world, we risk losing our identity as a nation.”

GlobalOctober 9, 2018

How the world views the U.S. and its president in 9 charts

On balance, people around the world continue to give the United States favorable ratings and say it respects the individual liberties of its people. More countries also prefer the U.S. as the world’s leading power over China. At the same time, many express frustration about America’s role in the world and say they have little confidence in President Donald Trump to do the right thing in world affairs

Pew Research CenterOctober 8, 2018

About six-in-ten Americans support marijuana legalization

The share of U.S. adults who support marijuana legalization is little changed from about a year ago – when 61% favored it – but it is double what it was in 2000 (31%).

U.S. PoliticsOctober 5, 2018

After 17 years of war in Afghanistan, more say U.S. has failed than succeeded in achieving its goals

About half of U.S. adults say the country’s mission in Afghanistan has mostly failed in achieving its goals, while about a third say it has mostly succeeded.

Media & NewsOctober 4, 2018

Newsroom employees earn less than other college-educated workers in U.S.

Newsroom employees are more than twice as likely as other U.S. workers to be college graduates. But they tend to make less money than college-educated workers in other industries.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 4, 2018

Partisans are divided over the fairness of the U.S. economy – and why people are rich or poor

Around six-in-ten U.S. adults say the nation’s economic system unfairly favors powerful interests, though partisans are divided. Partisan differences extend to beliefs about why people are rich or poor.

GlobalOctober 4, 2018

6 charts on how Russians and Americans see each other

Americans’ views of Russia have declined in the past year, as have Russians’ views of the United States. See six charts on public opinion about the relationship between the two nations.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 3, 2018

Most continue to say ensuring health care coverage is government’s responsibility

Six-in-ten Americans say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage. The share of Americans saying health care coverage is a government responsibility remains at its highest level in a decade.

ReligionOctober 3, 2018

After recent revelations, U.S. Catholics give Francis low marks on handling of sex abuse scandal

Just three-in-ten American Catholics now say the pontiff is doing a good or excellent job of addressing the sex abuse scandal.