Pew Research CenterApril 23, 2013

Views of Religious Extremism

There are high levels of concern about religious extremism among Muslims in the homelands of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Most Muslims in the region reject violence against civilians.

Pew Research CenterApril 22, 2013

Public’s Science Knowledge Varies Widely

The public’s knowledge of science and technology varies widely across a range of questions on current topics and basic scientific concepts, according to a new quiz by the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine.

Pew Research CenterApril 15, 2013

Widening Gap in Views of Federal, State and Local Governments

Favorability ratings for different levels of government have diverged over the past decade as public views of the federal government have fallen to new lows.

Pew Research CenterApril 11, 2013

How Americans Feel About Doing Taxes

As April 15 approaches, a majority of Americans have a negative reaction to doing their income taxes, but about a third say they either like or love doing their taxes.

Pew Research CenterApril 9, 2013

Public Divided over North Korea’s Intentions, Capability

While the public is divided over whether North Korea is willing and capable of following through on its threats against the United States, most Americans say the U.S. should take the threats very seriously.

Pew Research CenterApril 8, 2013

Gun Debate Tops Public Interest

The public is paying far closer attention to news about the gun control debate than news about threats from North Korea or the debate over immigration policy.

Pew Research CenterApril 4, 2013

Majority Now Supports Legalizing Marijuana

For the first time in more than four decades of polling on the issue, a majority of Americans favors legalizing the use of marijuana.

Pew Research CenterApril 3, 2013

U.S. Catholics Express Favorable Views of Pope

Pope Francis is viewed much more favorably by U.S. Catholics than Pope Benedict XVI was during the early days of his pontificate.

Pew Research CenterApril 2, 2013

Broad Support for Keystone XL Pipeline

Two-thirds of Americans (66%) favor building the pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada’s oil sands region through the Midwest to refineries in Texas.

Pew Research CenterMarch 28, 2013

Most Support Legal Status for Illegal Immigrants

Most Americans say unauthorized immigrants should be allowed to stay, but there is less agreement on whether they should be able to apply for U.S. citizenship.