Less than half the public views border wall as an important goal for U.S. immigration policy
Only 39% of Americans view building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border as a very or somewhat important goal.
Unauthorized immigrants covered by DACA face uncertain future
The many unauthorized immigrants covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program now must wait and see what happens under President-elect Donald Trump.
Federal prison population fell during Obama’s term, reversing recent trend
Obama is on pace to become the first president since Carter to leave the White House with a smaller federal prison population than when he took office.
5 facts about the minimum wage
While the idea of raising the minimum wage is broadly popular, efforts to do so at the national level have stalled. We gathered key facts looking at the issue.
Among high school seniors, interest in science varies by race, ethnicity
Asian and Pacific Islander high school seniors are the most likely to say they like science, while blacks are the least likely.
No consensus among Israeli Jews about settlements’ impact on security
There is no clear consensus among the Israeli public over whether settlements help the country’s security.
More than a million Millennials are becoming moms each year
Some 1.3 million Millennial women gave birth for the first time in 2015, raising the total number of Millennial moms to more than 16 million.
About seven-in-ten Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade
More than 40 years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, 69% of Americans say the historic ruling should not be completely overturned.
Pew Research Center’s most-read research of 2016
Pew Research Center published 125 reports and more than 400 blog posts in 2016. Here were the ones that attracted the most readers.
Tillerson would be first secretary of state without military or government experience
At least four secretaries of state previously worked as top executives for large private-sector companies.