ScienceSeptember 25, 2017

Shows and films about crime, medicine help foster a positive view of scientists, say many Americans

Many Americans are exposed to science through TV and movies, and they come away with a positive impression of working in science, technology and medicine.

ScienceSeptember 21, 2017

Most Americans get their science news from general outlets, but many doubt their accuracy

Where do Americans go to stay informed about science topics? Here are some key takeaways about Americans’ science news habits today.

September 20, 2017

Americans see men as the financial providers, even as women’s contributions grow

Women’s contributions to U.S. household incomes have grown. Yet, men contribute more of the income in most couples, and this reality aligns with public sentiments.

GlobalSeptember 19, 2017

5 facts about government debt around the world

Public debt has increased sharply in many countries in recent years, particularly during and after the Great Recession.

GlobalSeptember 19, 2017

Going into election, Germans are happy with their economy and political establishment

An overwhelming 86% of Germans believe their economy is doing well, up from 75% last year. Germans are also happy with their political establishment.

HispanicSeptember 18, 2017

How the U.S. Hispanic population is changing

The U.S. Latino population, the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth since 2000, has itself evolved during this time.

ReligionSeptember 18, 2017

Muslims more likely than Americans overall to say blacks lack equal rights in U.S.

Two-thirds of Muslims in the United States say the country needs to continue making changes to give blacks equal rights with whites.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 15, 2017

Proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution seldom go anywhere

More than 700 proposed amendments have been introduced into the House or Senate since 1999, but not one has become part of the Constitution.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 15, 2017

Deep racial, partisan divisions in Americans’ views of police officers

While a large majority of Americans rate police officers positively on a 0-to-100 “feeling thermometer,” whites and blacks differ widely in their views.

September 14, 2017

As U.S. marriage rate hovers at 50%, education gap in marital status widens

Half of U.S. adults today are married, a share that has remained relatively stable in recent years but dramatically different from the peak of 72% in 1960.