Pew Research CenterJune 12, 2018

Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion

Muslim societies have gained a reputation in recent decades for failing to adequately educate women. But a new analysis of Pew Research Center data on educational attainment and religion suggests that economics, not religion, is the key factor limiting the education of Muslim women.

Pew Research CenterJune 11, 2018

Public support for the death penalty ticks up

Public support for the death penalty, which reached a four-decade low in 2016, has increased somewhat since then. Since 2016, opinions among Republicans and Democrats have changed little, but the share of independents favoring the death penalty has increased 8 percentage points.

Pew Research CenterJune 11, 2018

5 facts about how the U.S. and its allies see North Korea

Eyes turn to Singapore this week as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepare to meet for the first time. While previous communication between the two leaders was marked by hostility, the meeting came about following North Korea’s more recent promises to suspend missile tests and discuss denuclearization. Here are five […]

Pew Research CenterJune 8, 2018

Across Western Europe, public news media are widely used and trusted sources of news

In seven Western European countries surveyed, the top main source for news is a public news organization – such as the BBC in the UK, Sveriges Television/Radio (SVT/Radio) in Sweden or ARD in Germany – rather than a private one.

Pew Research CenterJune 7, 2018

Space tourism? Majority of Americans say they wouldn’t be interested

About four-in-ten Americans (42%) say they would definitely or probably be interested in orbiting the Earth in a spacecraft in the future, while roughly six-in-ten (58%) say they would not be interested.

Pew Research CenterJune 5, 2018

Almost seven-in-ten Americans have news fatigue, more among Republicans

If you feel like there is too much news and you can’t keep up, you are not alone. A sizable portion of Americans are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of news there is.

Pew Research CenterJune 5, 2018

More Americans view long-term decline in union membership negatively than positively

The number of Americans represented by labor unions has decreased substantially since the 1950s, and a new survey finds that the decline is seen more negatively than positively by U.S. adults. The survey also finds that 55% of Americans have a favorable impression of unions, with about as many (53%) viewing business corporations favorably.

Pew Research CenterJune 4, 2018

How Americans have viewed government surveillance and privacy since Snowden leaks

Here are some key findings about Americans’ views of government information-gathering and surveillance, drawn from Pew Research Center surveys since the NSA revelations:

Pew Research CenterJune 1, 2018

Q&A: Measuring attitudes toward Muslims and Jews in Western Europe

Neha Sahgal, a lead author of our survey of Christians in Western Europe, discusses how the survey team constructed its questions and analyzed results.

ReligionMay 31, 2018

Under Pope Francis, the College of Cardinals has become less European

Pope Francis’ additions to the College of Cardinals since his election in 2013 have tilted the leadership structure of the Roman Catholic Church away from its historic European base and toward the “global south” – that is, developing nations mostly in the Southern Hemisphere.