U.S. Politics Apr. 7, 2015

Sharp Differences in Party Affiliation

A new analysis of long-term trends in party affiliation finds wide demographic differences in the groups that identify as Republicans and Democrats. Meanwhile, the share of political independents is at a 75-year high.

Global Apr. 7, 2015

Americans, Japanese Trust and Respect Each Other

Americans and Japanese share a deep mutual respect and trust of one another. But both nations are wary of China and differ on whether Japan should play a more active military role in the Asia-Pacific region.

U.S. Politics Apr. 2, 2015

Campaign 2016: Modest Interest, High Stakes

The 2016 presidential campaign is starting out with lower voter interest than at the same point in 2008. But there are already stark differences in how possible Democratic and Republican fields are shaping up.

Religion Apr. 2, 2015

The Future of World Religions

If current demographic trends persist, Christians will remain steady, Muslims will grow and people with no religion will decline as a share of the world’s population in the coming decades.

Internet & Tech Apr. 1, 2015

U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011. Today, 19% rely to some extent on a smartphone for internet access, but connectivity for these users is frequently tenuous.

U.S. Politics Mar. 30, 2015

Views of U.S.-Iran Nuclear Negotiations

More Americans approve (49%) than disapprove (40%) of the U.S. negotiating directly with Iran over its nuclear program. But most are skeptical of whether Iranian leaders are serious about the issue.

Hispanic Mar. 26, 2015

U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants in the Labor Force

Most hold low-skilled service, construction and production jobs, but those shares have fallen since 2007. In the states, the leading industry employers are hospitality, manufacturing and construction.

U.S. Politics Mar. 19, 2015

Federal Tax System Seen in Need of Overhaul

Americans’ top complaint about the tax system is not the amount they pay in taxes, but the feeling that some corporations and wealthy people do not pay their fair share.

Global Mar. 19, 2015

The Internet’s Influence in Emerging, Developing Nations

People in emerging and developing nations say the increasing use of the internet has had a good influence on education, personal relationships and the economy, but less of a good influence on politics and morality.

Hispanic Mar. 17, 2015

Public Libraries and Hispanics

Hispanic immigrants are less likely than U.S.-born Hispanics, whites and blacks to use public libraries. But Hispanic immigrants who have made their way to public libraries stand out as the most appreciative of what libraries have to offer.