Partisans see opposing party as more ideological than their own
Political parties’ ideological stances are in the eye of the beholder: Republicans and Democrats see the opposite party as more ideologically extreme than their own.
What do Americans look for in a church, and how do they find one? It depends in part on their age
At least three-quarters of adults under 30 talked to a congregation member or friend during their search, compared with just over half of those 65 or older.
Europeans back anti-ISIS campaign but have doubts about use of force in fighting terror
After a year of escalating terror attacks against Western targets, people across Europe are widely supportive of U.S.-led military action against the Islamic militant group known as ISIS.
Trump supporters far less confident than Clinton backers that votes will be counted accurately
Just 11% of Trump supporters are highly confident that votes across the country will be accurately counted.
In both parties, men and women differ over whether women still face obstacles to progress
Just over half of Americans (53%) say there are “still significant obstacles that make it harder for women to get ahead than men,” while somewhat fewer (45%) say “the obstacles that once made it harder for women than men to get ahead are now largely gone.”
In debates, voters want to hear most about terrorism and the economy
Given the chance to decide how much time is spent on each of 10 specific issues, voters would allocate more time to discussions of the candidates’ plans on keeping the U.S. safe from terrorism and on economic growth and much less time to discussion of abortion policy.
Most states allow religious exemptions from child abuse and neglect laws
All states prosecute parents whose children come to severe harm through neglect. But in thirty-four states (as well as the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico), there are exemptions in the civil child abuse statutes when medical treatment for a child conflicts with the religious beliefs of parents.
A record 60.6 million Americans live in multigenerational households
The number and share of Americans living in multigenerational family households has continued to rise, even though the Great Recession is now in the rear-view mirror.
Newspaper companies lag behind their broadcast siblings after spinoffs
An analysis of the spinoffs shows that the broadcasting components of the original companies (which also retained many digital properties) have mostly outperformed their publishing counterparts in terms of operating profit margins.
Split-ticket districts, once common, are now rare
In 2012, only 26 House districts out of 435 chose one party’s presidential nominee and the other party’s candidate for the House.