Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Faith on the Hill
The share of U.S. adults who describe themselves as Christians has been declining for decades, but the U.S. Congress is about as Christian today as it was in the early 1960s.
‘We the People’: Five Years of Online Petitions
Americans used President Obama’s “We the People” online petitioning system to address health care, veterans’ issues and illnesses among other issues. But the impact of petitions was modest and varied.
In Election’s Wake, Partisans Assess the State of Their Parties
In the wake of the election, Republicans are feeling more optimistic about their party’s future. By contrast, Democrats’ optimism about the Democratic Party’s future has declined.
Online Shopping and E-Commerce
New technologies are impacting a wide range of Americans’ commercial behaviors, from the way they evaluate products and services to the way they pay for the things they buy.
Many Americans Believe Fake News Is Sowing Confusion
About two-in-three U.S. adults say fake news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues. And nearly a quarter say they have ever shared completely made-up news.
Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes
Three-quarters of Americans say Sept. 11 was one of the 10 events in their lives that had the greatest impact on the country, with many also citing Obama’s election and the tech revolution.
Obama Leaves Office on High Note, But Public Has Mixed Views of Accomplishments
With just a few weeks left in Barack Obama’s presidency, Americans’ early judgments of his place in history are more positive than negative.
Religion and Education Around the World
Jews are more highly education than any other major religious group around the world, while Muslims and Hindus tend have the fewest years of formal schooling. But all religious groups are making gains, particularly among women.
Low Approval of Trump’s Transition but Outlook for His Presidency Improves
Nearly a month after Donald Trump’s election as president, the public views his transition to the White House less positively than those of past presidents-elect.
Most Americans like their choices in today’s information-saturated world. But 20% feel overloaded, and there are stresses for those with fewer pathways to the internet or who feel they are expected to do too much information gathering.