About six-in-ten Americans support marijuana legalization
The share of U.S. adults who support marijuana legalization is little changed from about a year ago – when 61% favored it – but it is double what it was in 2000 (31%).
Q&A: How and why we studied teens and cyberbullying
Roughly six-in-ten U.S. teens have been bullied or harassed online. Senior Researcher Monica Anderson discusses the methods and meaning behind the data.
6 facts about America’s students
A projected 50.7 million pre-K-12 students will return to the classroom in U.S. public schools this fall. As the school year gets underway, read key findings about America’s students and their experiences.
America’s public school teachers are far less racially and ethnically diverse than their students
Racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 20% of all public elementary and secondary school teachers in the United States during the 2015-16 school year. That makes teachers considerably less racially and ethnically diverse than their students – as well as the nation as a whole.
How Americans see their country and their democracy
On the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate the birth of the nation and the values that have sustained the country and its democracy. Read key findings about how Americans see their country and their democracy.
How Americans have viewed government surveillance and privacy since Snowden leaks
Here are some key findings about Americans’ views of government information-gathering and surveillance, drawn from Pew Research Center surveys since the NSA revelations:
Rising share of U.S. primary schools have sworn officers on the premises
An estimated 36% of U.S. public primary schools had sworn officers on site at least once a week in the 2015-16 school year, up from 21% a decade earlier.
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. secondary schools have sworn officers on site – but not all the time
The share of U.S. public secondary schools with sworn officers on site has increased in the past decade.
For Women’s History Month, a look at gender gains – and gaps – in the U.S.
Read key findings about gender gains and gaps in America.
8 facts about love and marriage in America
The landscape of relationships in America has shifted dramatically in recent decades. Read eight facts about love and marriage in the United States.