Internet & TechOctober 9, 2017

Most Americans would favor policies to limit job and wage losses caused by automation

Americans are apprehensive about a future in which machines take on more of the work currently done by humans, and most are supportive of policies aimed at cushioning the economic impact of widespread automation, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Pew Research CenterOctober 6, 2017

A closer look at who does (and doesn’t) pay U.S. income tax

Taxpayers with incomes of $200,000 or more paid well over half (58.8%) of federal income taxes, though they accounted for only 4.5% of all returns filed (6.8% of all taxable returns). By contrast, taxpayers with incomes below $30,000 filed nearly 44% of all returns but paid just 1.4% of all federal income tax.

Pew Research CenterOctober 6, 2017

Americans deepest in poverty lost more ground in 2016

The official poverty rate last year was close to its pre-Great Recession level, but the share of the U.S. poor in severe poverty increased.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 5, 2017

Key takeaways on Americans’ growing partisan divide over political values

Our surveys conducted in June and July found little common ground among Republicans and Democrats on fundamental values. Here are eight takeaways.

Media & NewsOctober 4, 2017

Early coverage of the Trump presidency rarely included citizen voices

Just 5% of more than 3,000 news stories from the first 100 days of the Trump presidency cited a member of the public.

Media & NewsOctober 4, 2017

Key trends in social and digital news media

Read 10 key findings from recent Pew Research Center reports about today’s digital news media landscape.

Internet & TechOctober 4, 2017

6 key findings on how Americans see the rise of automation

Although Americans tend to have a positive view of technology overall, this survey finds that the continuing march of new technologies is causing them concern.

ReligionOctober 3, 2017

Key facts about government-favored religion around the world

Today, more than 80 countries either have an official religion or favor one or more religious groups over others.

U.S. PoliticsOctober 3, 2017

Republicans’ optimism about future of GOP declines

The share of Republicans who are very or somewhat pessimistic about the future of the Republican Party has nearly doubled since December 2016.

GlobalOctober 2, 2017

After record migration, 80% of Syrian asylum applicants approved to stay in Europe

In all, more than half a million asylum seekers from Syria during the 2015-16 migration surge had received permission to stay in Europe as of Dec. 31, 2016.