Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Behind the Badge
Majorities of police officers say that recent high-profile encounters between black citizens and police have made their jobs riskier and left many officers reluctant to fully carry out some of their duties.
How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
Negative Views of Trump’s Transition, Amid Concerns About Conflicts, Tax Returns
The public continues to give the president-elect low marks for how he is handling the transition process.
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.