Pew Research CenterJanuary 18, 2019

Americans view this shutdown much as they did past ones – negatively and with much anxiety

No matter who they blamed for previous government shutdowns or how much they felt personally affected by them, most Americans have had negative opinions about them.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 18, 2019

Americans divided over decision to withdraw from Syria

Overall, 43% of Americans say withdrawing American troops from Syria would be the right decision, while 45% say it would not.

January 18, 2019

Blacks have made gains in U.S. political leadership, but gaps remain

Data from the past 50 years reveal the upward yet uneven trajectory of black political leadership in America.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 18, 2019

Nearly three-quarters of Republicans say the news media don’t understand people like them

A majority of Americans believe the news media do not understand people like them, and this feeling is especially common among Republicans.

ReligionJanuary 17, 2019

Black Muslims account for a fifth of all U.S. Muslims, and about half are converts to Islam

About half of black Muslims are converts to Islam, a relatively high conversion level. Black Muslims, like black Americans overall, have high levels of religious commitment.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 17, 2019

Defining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z begins

Pew Research Center now uses 1996 as the last birth year for Millennials in our work. President Michael Dimock explains why.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 16, 2019

How Americans see illegal immigration, the border wall and political compromise

As Trump and Democrats press their cases about ways to end the government shutdown, here’s a look at how Americans see illegal immigration.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 16, 2019

Border apprehensions increased in 2018 – especially for migrant families

There were nearly 467,000 apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018. Family members accounted for about a third of those apprehensions.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 15, 2019

Democratic and Republican House members on average represent similar numbers of federal workers

Many federal workers live and work far from D.C., with substantial numbers in districts scattered across the country – and represented by both Democratic and GOP members of Congress.

ReligionJanuary 14, 2019

Split between Ukrainian, Russian churches shows political importance of Orthodox Christianity

Ukraine is an overwhelmingly Orthodox Christian nation, and 46% of Orthodox Ukrainians look to the Ukrainian national church leaders as the highest Orthodoxy authority.