The Global Religious Landscape
A comprehensive demographic study of more than 230 countries and territories estimates that 84% of the 2010 world population of 6.9 billion is religiously affiliated.
Public Divided Over Newtown Shootings
Americans are evenly divided over whether the Newtown shootings reflect broader problems in society or are just isolated acts of troubled individuals.
The Media, Religion and the 2012 Campaign for President
A striking feature of the 2012 race for the White House – a contest that pitted the first Mormon nominee from a major party against an incumbent president whose faith had been a source of controversy four years earlier – is how little the subject of religion came up in the media.
America’s ‘Mormon Moment’ is Over, and Public Opinion is Little Changed
Eight-in-ten Americans (82%) say they learned little or nothing about the Mormon religion during the presidential campaign. Three-in-ten Americans continue to consider the Mormon religion a non-Christian faith, though there appears to be some warming of attitudes toward Mormonism.
Census Bureau Lowers Forecast and ‘Loses’ 39 Million Future Americans
The Census Bureau’s new national population projections released this week forecast markedly lower growth for the nation in the coming decades—especially from immigration—than the last official projection in 2008.
Public Says U.S. Does Not Have Responsibility to Act in Syria
As fighting in Syria rages on, the public continues to say that the U.S. does not have a responsibility to do something about it. A new survey also finds little change in the public’s sympathies in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
As Fiscal Cliff Nears, Democrats Have Public Opinion on Their Side
The Democrats are in a strong position with the public as they engage in negotiations to find a solution to the fiscal cliff crisis.
Social Networking Popular Across Globe
Many global publics use social networking sites to share their views on popular culture. Expressing opinions about politics, community issues and religion is particularly common in the Arab world.
Men, College Educated Are the Most Engaged News Consumers
While young people are much lighter news consumers generally, they get news on mobile devices as much as older users do. They also prefer a print-like experience when getting news through mobile apps.
11.1 Million Unauthorized Immigrants Were Living in the U.S. in 2011
The number was unchanged from the previous two years and a continuation of the sharp decline in this population since its peak in 2007.