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.

ReligionMay 28, 2015

5 facts about the death penalty

Although there have been fewer executions in recent years than there were in the 1990s, 31 states still have the death penalty on their books, as does the federal government.

HispanicMay 28, 2015

What we know about Cuba’s economy

Despite some reforms, the island country’s economy remains dominated by the government and state-owned enterprises.

Internet & TechMay 19, 2015

More Americans are using social media to connect with politicians

Overall, 16% of registered voters follow candidates for office, political parties, or elected officials on a social networking site.

ScienceMay 18, 2015

With trade on Congress’ agenda, just what does the U.S. import and export?

Though crude oil continues to be the nation’s single biggest import, energy exports have risen sharply. Exports of some metals and agricultural products also have grown rapidly.

U.S. PoliticsMay 14, 2015

Dim public awareness of Supreme Court as major rulings loom

The U.S. Supreme Court remains an institution whose members – and even the facts about some of its most important decisions – are a mystery to many Americans.

GlobalMay 6, 2015

U.S. voter turnout trails most developed countries

Among the 34 countries in the OECD, the U.S. ranks 31st in terms of turnout among the voting-age population, but seventh in terms of turnout among registered voters.

U.S. PoliticsApril 28, 2015

Divide between blacks and whites on police runs deep

Race and community relations have become the focal point of tension in a series of incidents over the past year.