August 3, 2015

The real value of a $15 minimum wage depends on where you live

Although most Americans back a higher minimum wage, wide disparities in local living costs make finding an appropriate rate difficult.

July 23, 2015

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.

GlobalJuly 14, 2015

American, Israeli publics see Iran’s nuclear program as a top global threat

A new 40-nation Pew Research Center survey finds that concern over Iran’s nuclear program is greater in the United States and Israel than among other global publics.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 3, 2015

America divided on the secret to its success

Compared with those in many other countries, Americans stand out for their patriotism. But public opinion surveys show that Americans disagree over what’s behind their country’s success.

June 29, 2015

Most Americans now say learning their child is gay wouldn’t upset them

Today nearly six-in-ten (57%) say they would not be upset if they had a child come out as gay or lesbian, according to our survey conducted in May.

ReligionJune 26, 2015

5 facts about same-sex marriage

There has been a dramatic shift in recent years in Americans’ attitudes about gay marriage, with support rising to 57% in May 2015.

U.S. PoliticsJune 26, 2015

Half of unmarried LGBT Americans say they would like to wed

Public support for same-sex marriage has surged: 57% of Americans favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, up from 36% in 2005 and 27% in 1996.

U.S. PoliticsJune 25, 2015

From the very start, sharp partisan divisions over Obamacare

Six years ago, when the legislation was still being debated, 61% of Democrats and just 12% of Republicans favored the proposal. In the five years since the ACA became law, those differences have endured.

ScienceJune 16, 2015

Ideological divide over global warming as wide as ever

Pope Francis will publish an encyclical addressing environmental issues and climate change this Thursday, a subject that continues to deeply divide Americans, including Catholics, along partisan and ideological lines.

GlobalMay 29, 2015

What Americans think about NSA surveillance, national security and privacy

Pew Research Center has been studying various dimensions of the issue. Here are some key findings from our public opinion surveys.