For 2020, Census Bureau plans to trade paper responses for digital ones
The 2020 census could be the first in which most Americans are counted over the internet.
U.S. religious groups and their political leanings
Mormons are the most heavily Republican-leaning religious group in the U.S., while a pair of major historically black Protestant denominations are two of the most reliably Democratic groups.
Broad support for internet freedom around the world
Many people around the world consider free expression in cyberspace to be a fundamental right.
Emerging, developing countries gain ground in the tech revolution
People in emerging and developing nations are quickly catching up to those in advanced nations in terms of access to technology.
Americans feel the tensions between privacy and security concerns
Much of the focus has been on government surveillance, though there are also significant concerns about how businesses use data.
Is speaking Spanish necessary to be Hispanic? Most Hispanics say no
During Saturday’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, Marco Rubio questioned (in English) whether Ted Cruz speaks Spanish. Cruz responded in Spanish with a challenge to Rubio to discuss their views on immigration in that language. Rubio’s confrontation with Cruz, who recently became the first Hispanic to win the Iowa caucuses, was interpreted by some […]
English-speaking Asian Americans stand out for their technology use
Discussions of the “digital divide” often touch on race and ethnicity – and the narrative is usually that whites lead in technology adoption while other racial or ethnic groups struggle to keep up. But that’s not the case for English-speaking Asian Americans.
The never-been-married are biggest users of online dating
Some 30% of U.S. adults who have never been married say they have ever used an online dating site or mobile dating app.
Near-record number of primaries this year, but not quite as early
All but five states will hold at least one primary this year, cementing the primary’s dominance over the older caucus system in the presidential nominating process. But compared to 2008, the last time both parties had open nomination contests, the voting started later this year and is a bit more spread out.
5 facts about the Supreme Court
As the White House and Republican Senate gear up for a battle over who should replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Pew Research Center data show the depths of the partisan and ideological divide among Americans about the Supreme Court.