May 15, 2017

Four research highlights for 2017 from the largest U.S. demography conference

At this year’s annual meeting of the Population Association of America, the nation’s largest demography conference, researchers explored some long-studied topics from new perspectives.

U.S. PoliticsMay 15, 2017

In Trump era, women’s views of nation’s prospects take a negative turn

The gender divide in Donald Trump’s job approval rating is larger than for most recent presidents at comparable points early in their administrations.

MethodsMay 12, 2017

How can a survey of 1,000 people tell you what the whole U.S. thinks?

The first video in our “Methods 101” series is about random sampling, a concept that undergirds all probability-based survey research. Here’s how it works.

HispanicMay 12, 2017

Black voter turnout fell in 2016, even as a record number of Americans cast ballots

Some trends in presidential elections either reversed or stalled: White turnout increased and the nonwhite share of the U.S. electorate remained flat from 2012.

Media & NewsMay 11, 2017

Buying spree brings more local TV stations to fewer big companies

As of 2016, Sinclair, Nexstar, Gray, Tegna and Tribune owned an estimated 37% of all full-power local TV stations in the country.

May 11, 2017

6 facts about U.S. mothers

American motherhood has changed in many ways since Mother’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago. Here are some key findings about American mothers and motherhood from Pew Research Center reports.

ReligionMay 11, 2017

Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe favor strong role for Russia in geopolitics, religion

Russia is widely viewed by the region’s Orthodox Christians as an important counterweight to Western influences and as a global protector of Orthodox and ethnic Russian populations.

ReligionMay 10, 2017

9 key findings about religion and politics in Central and Eastern Europe

Religion has reasserted itself as an important part of individual and national identity in many places where communist regimes once repressed religious worship and promoted atheism.

GlobalMay 9, 2017

Views of NAFTA less positive – and more partisan – in U.S. than in Canada and Mexico

While North American Free Trade Agreement enjoys wide support from Canadians and Mexicans, it is viewed less favorably in the United States.

May 5, 2017

It’s becoming more common for young adults to live at home – and for longer stretches

Through both recession and recovery, the share of young adults living in their parents’ home continues to rise. As of 2016, 15% of 25- to 35-year-old Millennials were living in their parents’ home.