6 charts that show where Clinton and Trump supporters differ
Clinton and Trump supporters not only differ on plans, policies and “basic facts,” but also on nation’s progress and its ability to solve problems.
Americans aren’t sold on plastic surgery: Few have had it done, opinions mostly mixed
Plastic surgery has expanded from treatments aimed mainly at repairing damage to include elective changes like liposuction or tummy tucks. While it’s now a multibillion-dollar industry, just 4% of Americans say they have ever had elective cosmetic surgery.
Most Americans trust the military and scientists to act in the public’s interest
Three-quarters or more of Americans are confident in the military, medical scientists and scientists in general to act in the best interests of the public. But fewer than half report similar confidence in the news media, business leaders and elected officials.
Putting post-debate ‘flash polls’ into perspective
In the aftermath of presidential debates, there is intense interest in gauging “who won.” How can we know the answer to that question?
Key facts about the Latino vote in 2016
According to our projections, a record 27.3 million Latinos are eligible to cast ballots in 2016, representing 12% of all eligible voters. Here are key facts about the Latino vote.
Jobs requiring preparation, social skills or both expected to grow most
Much of U.S. job growth over the past 25 years has been in occupations that require higher levels of education, training and experience – a trend that seems likely to continue, based on our analysis of official government job-growth projections.
Americans more tolerant of offensive speech than others in the world
Enshrined in the Bill of Rights, free expression is a bedrock American principle, and Americans tend to express stronger support for free expression than many others around the world.
Support for marijuana legalization continues to rise
Today, 57% of U.S. adults say use of marijuana should be made legal, while 37% say it should be illegal. A decade ago, opinion was nearly the reverse.
How income varies among U.S. religious groups
Members of some religious groups on average have a higher household income than others, and those in the richest groups tend to be highly educated.
Most Americans say children are better off with a parent at home
Though both parents work full time in 46% of two-parent U.S. households, most Americans say children with two parents are better off when one stays home.