7 things to know about polarization in America
Political polarization is the defining feature of early 21st century American politics, both among the public and elected officials. Our study finds that Republicans and Democrats are further apart than at any point in recent history.
How Pew Research conducted the polarization survey and launched a new research panel
Throughout its history, the Pew Research Center has periodically conducted major surveys that take an in-depth look at important trends in American political attitudes and behavior. Today we released one such survey on political polarization, which is arguably the defining feature of early 21st century American politics. This is reflected not only in the public’s […]
Can Twitter survive in a Facebook world? The key is being different
In November 2010, 8% of online adults used the platform. As of January 2014, 19% of online adults were using Twitter.
Tea Partiers are not all immigration hawks
Only a minority of Republican voters take a hard-line stance on immigration.
For three states, share of Hispanic population returns to the past
The number of Hispanics, the largest minority group in the United States, has increased nearly six-fold since 1970, to 53 million today. But in three states, the rising share of the Hispanic population has returned to levels not seen in more than a century. It’s a story similar to that of the nation’s most recent […]
Number of Latino children caught trying to enter U.S. nearly doubles in less than a year
The number of unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America who were apprehended at the U.S. border has nearly doubled in less than a year.
Southern Baptists confront a ‘third way’ on homosexuality and sin
Southern Baptists are trying to navigate the rapidly shifting landscape of same-sex marriage and homosexuality.
Chart of the Week: How U.S. regained all its lost jobs, but still fell behind
The U.S. finally has more jobs than it did before the Great Recession, but that’s not nearly enough to keep pace with the growing population.
Where World Cup footballers play during the regular season
A total of 476 World Cup team members (65%) currently play for clubs in countries outside of their World Cup nation.
On D-Day anniversary, only 1 million World War II veterans still alive
By the next decennial anniversary, the VA estimates that their numbers will be down to 81,117.