Pew Research CenterMarch 12, 2013

Public Puts Priority on Developing Alternative Energy Sources

More than half of Americans say the priority for addressing U.S. energy needs should be put on developing alternatives to production of oil, coal and natural gas.

Pew Research CenterMarch 11, 2013

More Republicans than Democrats Think Their Own Party Is out of Touch

Over a third of Republicans (36%) say the GOP is out of touch with the American people, a figure higher than Democrats who say the same of their party.

Pew Research CenterMarch 8, 2013

Women Make Significant Gains in the Workplace and Educational Attainment, but Lag in Pay

Women comprise almost half the workforce (46.7%) and now surpass men in college enrollment and completion. But their earnings still lag men.

Pew Research CenterMarch 7, 2013

U.S. Catholics Divided on Direction of Church under New Pope

Just over half of U.S. Catholics say the next pope should maintain the traditional teachings of the church; nearly as many favor new directions.

Pew Research CenterMarch 6, 2013

Just Under Half of Public Sees Action on Gun Laws as Essential this Year

Though nearly half of the public says it is essential for the president and Congress to act on major gun legislation this year, Democrats are much more likely to say this than Republicans.

Pew Research CenterMarch 5, 2013

Partisans Divided About Level of U.S. Support for Israel

About four-in-ten Americans say the level of U.S. support for Israel has been about right, but there’s a partisan gap on the issue.

Pew Research CenterMarch 4, 2013

Top Reason for Taking a Break from Facebook: Too Busy

About one-in-five (21%) Facebook users who took a break from the service say they did so because they were too busy and didn’t have time for it.

Pew Research CenterMarch 1, 2013

Most Adult Children of Immigrants Say They Are “Typical Americans”

About six-in-ten U.S.-born children of Hispanic and Asian-Americans consider themselves to be a “typical American.”

Pew Research CenterFebruary 28, 2013

Majority of U.S. Catholics Say Next Pope Should Allow Priests to Marry

About six-in-ten U.S. Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 27, 2013

French Have Much More Confidence in Obama Than They Had in Bush

In 2012, nearly nine-in-ten in France said they had confidence in U.S. President Barack Obama to do the right thing regarding world affairs.