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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.