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.

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.

U.S. PoliticsApril 27, 2015

Job categories where union membership has fallen off most

The American public’s generally favorable view of labor unions hasn’t stopped, or even slowed, union membership’s long decline.

U.S. PoliticsApril 22, 2015

Conservatives are among the most politically active Americans

By several measures, conservative Republicans – and conservatives more generally – are more politically active than most other segments of the population.

U.S. PoliticsApril 22, 2015

America’s death row population is shrinking

While most Americans continue to favor the death penalty for murder convictions, far fewer people are receiving death sentences than in years past.