U.S. PoliticsMay 15, 2017

U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout

Among the 35 OECD countries, the U.S. ranks 28th in terms of turnout among the voting-age population, but fourth in terms of turnout among registered voters.

GlobalMay 9, 2017

Views of NAFTA less positive – and more partisan – in U.S. than in Canada and Mexico

While North American Free Trade Agreement enjoys wide support from Canadians and Mexicans, it is viewed less favorably in the United States.

GlobalMay 4, 2017

Asylum applications from unaccompanied minors fell sharply in Europe in 2016

The European Union, Norway and Switzerland received nearly 66,000 asylum applications from unaccompanied minor migrants (those younger than 18 applying without a parent or guardian) in 2016, a decline of nearly 40% from 2015’s record total but still well above the total of prior years, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of data from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency.

GlobalApril 27, 2017

Key facts about the U.S. H-1B visa program

Almost 1.8 million H-1B visas have been distributed in fiscal years 2001 through 2015. Here are some key facts about the current H-1B visa program.

GlobalApril 26, 2017

Are you middle class in Western Europe? Try our country-by-country income calculators

As part of a new study, Pew Research Center designed income calculators to help you determine where you fit on the income ladder in Western Europe.

GlobalApril 24, 2017

7 key findings on the state of the middle class in Western Europe

The fortunes of the middle classes across Western Europe are moving in different directions. Some nations are experiencing both growing incomes and expanding middle classes, while other nations are witness to stagnant or declining incomes and shrinking middle classes, a new Pew Research Center analysis of 11 Western European countries has found. But in a few other countries studied, the middle-class shares are decreasing even as incomes overall are rising.

GlobalApril 21, 2017

Smartphones are common in advanced economies, but digital divides remain

In each of 14 countries surveyed in 2016, nearly all people reported owning a mobile phone. But the shares who own a smartphone vary considerably.

GlobalApril 21, 2017

5 charts showing where France’s National Front draws its support

Ahead of the first round of the French presidential election, here are five charts outlining the support for the country’s populist, far-right National Front.

GlobalApril 20, 2017

Not everyone in advanced economies is using social media

Many in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan do not report regularly visiting social media sites. But majorities in all of the 14 countries surveyed say they at least use the internet.

GlobalApril 5, 2017

Americans hold very negative views of North Korea amid nuclear tensions

Overall, 78% of Americans have an unfavorable view of the communist nation ruled by Kim Jong Un, with 61% holding a very unfavorable opinion.