Growing Public Support for Gun Rights
Support for gun rights has edged up from earlier this year, and marks a shift in attitudes since shortly after the Newtown school shootings. For the first time in our surveys, there is more support for gun rights than gun control.
Sharp Racial Divisions in Reactions to Brown, Garner Decisions
More Americans support the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case than in the death of Michael Brown. There are wide racial differences in reactions to both.
Americans Feel Better Informed Thanks to the Internet
Fully 87% of online Americans say the web helps them learn new things, and 72% say it improves their ability to share ideas. Most enjoy having access to more information, rather than feel overloaded by it.
Lessons From Five Journalism Partnerships
As news outlets continue to team up in new ways, case studies of five content partnerships offer insight into what these collaborations mean for the public and for news organizations.
What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web
Three-quarters of online Americans know which is bigger, a megabyte or a kilobyte, but only 9% are able to correctly identify the first widely popular graphical web browser. How much do you know about the web and digital technology?
State Unauthorized Immigrant Populations Rise and Fall
Since the Great Recession ended, the population of unauthorized immigrants has risen in seven states and fallen in 14.
Growing Number of Americans Have Remarried
In 2013, 40% of new marriages in the U.S. included at least one partner who had been married before. Almost 42 million Americans have been married more than once, up from 22 million in 1980.
Religion in Latin America
Nearly 40% of the world’s Catholics live in Latin America, but many people in the region have converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, while some have left organized religion altogether.
Public Views of Privacy in Post-Snowden Era
A majority of Americans feel that their privacy is being challenged along such core dimensions as the security of their personal information and their ability to retain confidentiality.
Mixed Reactions to GOP Midterm Sweep
The public has mixed reactions to the GOP’s big midterm win: 48% say they are happy about the election outcome and as many approve as disapprove of Republican plans for the future. In addition, the public is divided over whether Obama or GOP leaders should take the lead solving problems.