GlobalJuly 22, 2016

Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world

Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. Here are some questions and answers about their public opinions and demographics.

GlobalJuly 22, 2016

Few American women have broken the glass ceiling of diplomacy

Over 4,600 U.S. ambassadors have served in foreign countries since the founding of the nation – and only 9% of them have been women.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 21, 2016

The growing Democratic domination of nation’s largest counties

In 2008, Barack Obama won 88 of the 100 largest U.S. counties; four years later he won 86 of them. The last time a Republican presidential candidate won more than a third of the 100 biggest counties was 1988.

ReligionJuly 21, 2016

Churchgoing Republicans, once skeptical of Trump, now support him

Evangelicals and churchgoing Republicans were initially skeptical of Trump, but their support for him has now firmed up.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 20, 2016

In ‘political correctness’ debate, most Americans think too many people are easily offended

Six-in-ten (59%) Americans say “too many people are easily offended these days over the language that others use.” Fewer (39%) think “people need to be more careful about the language they use to avoid offending people with different backgrounds.”

Media & NewsJuly 20, 2016

Candidates’ social media outpaces their websites and emails as an online campaign news source

A quarter of U.S. adults (24%) turn to social media posts from either the Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump campaigns as a way of keeping up with the election, while 10% turn to their websites and 9% turn to emails.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 19, 2016

More minority federal judges have been appointed under Democratic than Republican presidents

Since 1945, Democratic presidents have appointed three times as many black judges, and also more Hispanic and Asian judges, to the federal bench as their Republican counterparts.

GlobalJuly 19, 2016

5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe

The Muslim share of Europe’s total population has been increasing steadily, growing from 4% in 1990 to 6% in 2010.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 18, 2016

Sharp differences over who is hurt, helped by their race

Blacks and whites differ on the extent to which a person’s race can be a burden or a benefit. For blacks, the answer is clear: 65% say “it is a lot more difficult to be black in this country than it is to be white.” Fewer than half as many whites (27%) agree.

ReligionJuly 18, 2016

Are churches key to solving social problems? Fewer Americans now think so

A majority of U.S. adults still say religious institutions contribute either “a great deal” (19%) or “some” (38%) to solving important social problems, but the combined figure of 58% has fallen significantly in recent years.