U.S. PoliticsFebruary 24, 2017

Most Americans continue to oppose U.S. border wall, doubt Mexico would pay for it

More Americans continue to oppose than favor building a wall along the entire U.S. border with Mexico, and 70% think the U.S. would ultimately pay for it.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 23, 2017

Support for 2010 health care law reaches new high

As congressional Republicans weigh options to replace the Affordable Care Act, support for the 2010 health care law has reached its highest level on record.

MethodsFebruary 23, 2017

Q&A with Solomon Messing of Pew Research Center’s Data Labs

A conversation with the director of the Center’s Data Labs team on their new report on congressional communications and the uses and misuses of “big data.”

February 22, 2017

6 facts about black Americans for Black History Month

Over the past 40 years, blacks have made progress on several fronts. Yet large racial gaps persist in areas such as wealth and poverty.

ReligionFebruary 22, 2017

20 years after Dolly the sheep’s debut, Americans remain skeptical of cloning

Twenty years after the world’s first clone made from the cells of an adult mammal was unveiled, here are five facts about cloning and public opinion.

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 21, 2017

Public divided over Keystone XL, Dakota pipelines; Democrats turn decisively against Keystone

Public support for the Keystone XL pipeline has fallen since 2014, largely because of a sharp decline among Democrats.

February 21, 2017

5 facts about crime in the U.S.

Government data show that violent and property crime rates have both fallen in the long term – but official estimates vary widely, and public perceptions often don’t align with the data. Here are five key facts on crime.

Media & NewsFebruary 17, 2017

For election news, young people turned to some national papers more than their elders

When we asked people if they regularly got news about the 2016 presidential election through either the print or online version of four specific U.S. newspapers, three of these papers – The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal – attracted more adults younger than 50 than 50 and older as regular readers.

MethodsFebruary 16, 2017

A basic question when reading a poll: Does it include or exclude nonvoters?

Opinion polls in the U.S. can address the same topic yet reach very different results. There are several reasons this can happen, but we tackle one of the most basic: Did the poll include or exclude the 45% who didn’t vote in November?

U.S. PoliticsFebruary 16, 2017

More favor than oppose Gorsuch nomination to Supreme Court

A few weeks after Gorsuch’s nomination, 44% of Americans say they favor the Senate confirming him, while 32% are opposed; roughly a quarter offer no opinion.