Most U.S. Catholics rely heavily on their own conscience for moral guidance
Despite Pope Francis’ overwhelming popularity, few U.S. Catholics say they turn to the pope “a great deal” for guidance on difficult moral questions.
5 ways Americans and Europeans are different
Americans and Europeans often have different perspectives on individualism, the role of government, free expression, religion and morality.
What the world thinks about climate change in 7 charts
On April 22, leaders and representatives from more than 150 countries will gather at the United Nations to sign the global climate change agreement reached in Paris in December. Pew Research Center’s spring 2015 survey found that people around the world are concerned about climate change and want their governments to take action. Here are […]
Many Americans don’t argue about religion – or even talk about it
About half of U.S. adults tell us they seldom (33%) or never (16%) talk about religion with people outside their family.
Americans’ views of immigrants marked by widening partisan, generational divides
Between 1994 and 2005, Republicans’ and Democrats’ views of immigrants tracked one another closely. Beginning around 2006, however, they began to diverge.
Candidates who don’t win on first convention ballot usually go on to lose
In 11 of the 18 conventions since the Civil War that went more than one ballot, the first-ballot leader ended up losing the nomination to someone else.
Apprehensions of Mexican migrants at U.S. borders reach near-historic low
This change comes after a period in which net migration of Mexicans to the U.S. had fallen to lows not seen since the 1940s.
High-income Americans pay most income taxes, but enough to be ‘fair’?
By design, wealthier Americans pay most of the nation’s total individual income taxes.
Americans divided on how much they trust their neighbors
Just half of Americans (52%) say they trust all or most of their neighbors, while a similar share (48%) say they trust some or none of their neighbors. Neighborly trust also varies between demographic groups.
How highly religious Americans’ lives are different from others
Plenty of attention has been paid to the political disagreements between highly religious and less religious Americans, including on social issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. But there has been less talk about how these groups differ – when they do – in how they live their everyday lives. Pew Research Center set out […]