From Twitter to Instagram, a different #Ferguson conversation
On social media, hashtags have long been used as a shorthand way of organizing a conversation around an event or topic. One widely used hashtag over the past year is #Ferguson, which started after the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., and has since become a kind of connective tissue for […]
Why people with no religion are projected to decline as a share of the world’s population
The total number of religiously unaffiliated is expected to grow, but other religious groups – and the global population overall – will grow faster.
7 key changes in the global religious landscape
What will the world’s religious landscape look like a few decades from now?
What we learned about surveying with mobile apps
No research has compared app-based surveys with polls administered via Web browsers. Our new, experimental work compares the results of these two modes.
Working-mom guilt? Many dads feel it too
Today’s working fathers are just as likely as working mothers to say that finding the right balance between their job and their family life is a challenge.
6 facts about Americans and their smartphones
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011. Our new report analyzes smartphone ownership and owners’ attitudes and behaviors.
Working while pregnant is much more common than it used to be
The latest figures show that 66% of mothers who gave birth to their first child between 2006 and 2008 worked during pregnancy, up from 44% in the early 1960s.
Among developed nations, Americans’ tax bills are below average
Data from the OECD indicate that the U.S. has some of the lowest income taxes and social-insurance taxes among developed nations.
Americans split over whether businesses must serve same-sex couples
A new Indiana religious freedom law has sparked national debate. Some say it strengthens protection of religious liberty, while others say it could provide legal cover for businesses to discriminate. The U.S. public is divided over these types of issues.
How citizens and investigative journalists handle privacy protection
The public’s muted response on possible government monitoring of their online behavior differs from that of investigative journalists, whose work makes them potential targets for monitoring.