Internet & TechDecember 1, 2017

First-time internet users: Who they are and what they do when they get online

Having access to the internet did not lead to more online exploration for some new internet users, and some had difficulties with the tablets.

Pew Research CenterNovember 30, 2017

5 ways the U.S. workforce has changed, a decade since the Great Recession began

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the start of the Great Recession, five ways in which the U.S. workforce has changed over the past decade.

ReligionNovember 30, 2017

Q&A: The challenges of estimating the size of Europe’s Muslim population

Read a Q&A with Conrad Hackett, associate director of research and senior demographer at Pew Research Center, on estimating the European Muslim population.

GlobalNovember 29, 2017

5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe

In the coming decades, the Muslim share of Europe’s population is expected to grow – and could more than double. Read five facts about the Muslim population in Europe.

Internet & TechNovember 29, 2017

Many Americans, especially blacks and Hispanics, are hungry for help as they sort through information

Many U.S. adults say they would benefit a lot from having at least one of seven different kinds of help in accessing information to help with decision-making.

ReligionNovember 28, 2017

Ethiopia is an outlier in the Orthodox Christian world

Ethiopia has 36 million Orthodox Christians, the world’s second-largest Orthodox population after Russia. By many measures, Orthodox Ethiopians have much higher levels of religious commitment than do Orthodox Christians in the faith’s heartland of Central and Eastern Europe.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 28, 2017

Americans are split on the principle of pre-emptive military force

Half of Americans say using military force against countries that may seriously threaten the U.S. – but have not attacked it – can often or sometimes be justified.

ReligionNovember 27, 2017

Views of transgender issues divide along religious lines

Most Christians in America say that whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by their sex at birth. Yet, many religious “nones” have different views.

Pew Research CenterNovember 20, 2017

New foreign student enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities doubled since Great Recession

Nearly 364,000 foreign students with F-1 visas were newly enrolled at a U.S. college or university in 2016, double the number at the outset of the Great Recession, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement data obtained through a public records request. From 2008 to 2016, the number of […]

Pew Research CenterNovember 17, 2017

Despite apparent coup in Zimbabwe, armed takeovers have become less common worldwide

Since the end of World War II, there have been 225 successful coups (counting the events in Zimbabwe) in countries with populations greater than 500,000, according to the Center for Systemic Peace, which maintains extensive datasets on various forms of armed conflict and political violence. Most coups occurred during the height of the Cold War, from the 1960s through the 1980s.