GlobalJanuary 30, 2019

Immigrant share in U.S. nears record high but remains below that of many other countries

Nearly 14% of the U.S. population is foreign-born. That’s the highest share of foreign-born people in the country since 1910, but it’s far from the highest in the world.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 30, 2019

Partisans agree political leaders should be honest and ethical, disagree whether Trump fits the bill

While partisans agree that political leaders should be honest and ethical, they differ over whether particular leaders display these traits.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 29, 2019

Republicans, Democrats both see less reason for optimism in 2019 than they did in 2018

Americans have mixed expectations for 2019. As has been the case since Trump’s election, Republicans are more optimistic than Democrats.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 29, 2019

‘Good jobs’ vs. ‘jobs’: Survey experiments can measure the effects of question wording – and more

The way polling questions are asked can influence people’s answers. Survey experiments are one way to measure the degree to which different questions elicit different answers.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 25, 2019

A productivity scorecard for the 115th Congress: More laws than before, but not more substance

While the 115th Congress was more legislatively active than its recent predecessors, the proportion of substantive to ceremonial legislation was much the same.

GlobalJanuary 25, 2019

Venezuelans have little trust in national government, say economy is in poor shape

Only a third of Venezuelans trust their national government. Venezuelans’ evaluations of their national economy have worsened since 2013.

GlobalJanuary 25, 2019

Latin America, Caribbean no longer world’s fastest growing source of international migrants

Growth in the number of emigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean has slowed – due in large part to a slowdown of people leaving Mexico.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 24, 2019

Like Americans overall, U.S. Catholics are sharply divided by party

On a number of issues, Catholic partisans often express opinions more in line with their political parties’ positions than with their church’s teachings.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 24, 2019

In 116th Congress, at least 13% of lawmakers are immigrants or the children of immigrants

The 69 immigrants and children of immigrants in the 116th Congress claim heritage in 38 countries and are overwhelmingly Democrats.

January 23, 2019

Americans’ views on masculinity differ by party, gender and race

About half of Americans say society looks up to men who are masculine, and 60% of these say this is a good thing. Views differ by party, gender and race.