Pew Research CenterJanuary 29, 2018

State of the Union 2018: Americans’ views on key issues facing the nation

As President Donald Trump prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address, here’s a look at public opinion on key issues facing the nation.

GlobalJanuary 29, 2018

Most displaced Syrians are in the Middle East, and about a million are in Europe

Nearly 13 million Syrians are displaced after seven years of conflict in their country – a total that amounts to about six-in-ten of Syria’s pre-conflict population, according to Pew Research Center estimates. No nation in recent decades has had such a large percentage of its population displaced. These are the countries and regions where the […]

GlobalJanuary 29, 2018

Remittances from abroad are major economic assets for some developing countries

For five countries – Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Tajikistan and Liberia – remittances from citizens abroad are equivalent to at least a quarter of GDP.

ReligionJanuary 26, 2018

The share of Americans who leave Islam is offset by those who become Muslim

About a quarter of adults who were raised Muslim no longer identify as members of the faith. But Islam gains about as many converts as it loses.

January 24, 2018

Key facts about black immigrants in the U.S.

Read key facts about the small, yet growing, black immigrant population in America.

HispanicJanuary 23, 2018

Migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean sent a record amount of money to their home countries in 2016

Remittance flows decreased worldwide for a second consecutive year in 2016, the first back-to-back decline in over three decades. Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean, however, rose to a record high.

January 23, 2018

Americans see both good and bad in trends that are changing the workplace

Among the trends reshaping the U.S. workplace, more Americans see outsourcing of jobs, more immigrant workers and imports as negative rather than positive forces when it comes to their livelihoods.

ReligionJanuary 22, 2018

American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion

Many Many Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and members of some evangelical churches say abortion should be illegal. But among other religious groups, many support legal abortion.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 19, 2018

Public backs legal status for immigrants brought to U.S. illegally as children, but not a bigger border wall

When the two policies are taken together, 54% of Americans both favor legal status for immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children and oppose expanding the border wall.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 19, 2018

Very liberal or conservative legislators most likely to share news on Facebook

The most ideological members of Congress shared news stories on their Facebook pages more than twice as often as moderate legislators between Jan. 2, 2015, and July 20, 2017, according to a new Pew Research Center study that examined all official Facebook posts created by members of Congress in this period. The analysis included links […]