The Parties on the Eve of the 2016 Election: Two Coalitions, Moving Further Apart
Ahead of the presidential election, the demographic profiles of the Republican and Democratic parties are strikingly different.
Trends in visiting public libraries have steadied, and many Americans have high expectations for what their local libraries should offer
15 Years After 9/11, a Sharp Partisan Divide on Ability of Terrorists to Strike U.S.
As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, partisan differences over the ability of terrorists to launch a major attack on the United States are now as wide as at any point dating back to 2002.
Book Reading 2016
A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats
Opinions on Gun Policy and the 2016 Campaign
For the past several years, large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans have favored making private gun sales and sales at gun shows subject to background checks.
On Immigration Policy, Partisan Differences but Also Some Common Ground
The public is divided over many aspects of U.S. immigration policy.
Choosing a New Church or House of Worship
About half of U.S. adults have looked for a new religious congregation at some point in their lives, most commonly because they have moved.
Social Media Conversations About Race
How social media users see, share and discuss race and the rise of hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter
U.S. Public Wary of Biomedical Technologies to ‘Enhance’ Human Abilities
Americans are more worried than enthusiastic about using gene editing, brain chip implants and synthetic blood to change human capabilities
In Clinton’s March to Nomination, Many Democrats Changed Their Minds
Hillary Clinton led Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination in every Pew Research Center survey conducted throughout the party’s primaries. But many Democratic voters vacillated in their candidate support throughout this period.