More and more, Senate elections reflect states’ presidential votes
Of the 73 regular and special Senate elections that have been held since 2013, 69 were won by candidates belonging to the party that won that state’s most recent presidential race.
Many in U.S. have confidence in what private space companies will accomplish
Most Americans are confident that private space companies will make meaningful contributions in developing safe and reliable spacecraft or conducting research to expand space knowledge.
The news that bots share on Twitter tends not to focus on politics
On Twitter, suspected bots are far more active in sharing links to news sites focusing on nonpolitical content than to sites with a political focus.
Differing views of immigrants pose a test for Germany’s coalition government
The differences over immigration policy between Germany’s Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union are also evident among backers of the parties.
Key findings on the global rise in religious restrictions
Restrictions on religion continued to climb in 2016 around the world, the second year in a row of increases.
Most Americans lack confidence in Trump to deal appropriately with Mueller probe
Just 41% of Americans say they are very or somewhat confident that Trump will handle matters related to the special counsel investigation appropriately. Republicans and Democrats offer starkly different assessments.
Family life is changing in different ways across urban, suburban and rural communities in the U.S.
Changes in marriage and childbearing have reshaped the American family. These shifts are playing out somewhat differently across urban, suburban and rural counties.
Western Europeans vary in their nationalist, anti-immigrant and anti-religious minority attitudes
Nationalist and anti-immigrant attitudes in Western Europe have been an issue in a number of recent national elections around the region. But Western Europeans vary by country when it comes to having positive or negative views about immigrants and religious minorities.
Americans broadly support legal status for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children
Nearly three-quarters of Americans favor granting permanent legal status to immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children.
Q&A: Telling the difference between factual and opinion statements in the news
Read a Q&A with Amy Mitchell, director of journalism research at Pew Research Center, on a new report that explores Americans’ ability to distinguish factual news statements from opinions.