How the world views the U.S. and its president in 9 charts
On balance, people around the world continue to give the United States favorable ratings and say it respects the individual liberties of its people. More countries also prefer the U.S. as the world’s leading power over China. At the same time, many express frustration about America’s role in the world and say they have little confidence in President Donald Trump to do the right thing in world affairs
Key findings about U.S. immigrants
The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country.
14% of Americans have changed their mind about an issue because of something they saw on social media
A small share of the public – 14% – say they have changed their views about a political or social issue in the past year because of something they saw on social media.
Middle children have become rarer, but a growing share of Americans now say three or more kids are ‘ideal’
Roughly four-in-ten U.S. adults think families of three or more children are ideal. Yet it’s still much more common for American women at the end of their childbearing years to have had one or two kids than three or more.
Strong Men, Caring Women: How Americans describe what society values (and doesn’t) in each gender
What traits does society value most in men and in women? What traits does society say men and women should not have? Scroll through this data essay to find out.
Key public opinion findings on Trump, Putin and the countries they lead
Most Americans expressed an unfavorable opinion of Putin earlier this year, but Russians have a relatively positive view of Trump. Globally, there is low confidence in Putin and Trump on international affairs.
Border apprehensions of migrant families have risen substantially so far in 2018
The U.S. apprehended nearly 49,000 family members at its southern border from January through June – more than twice as many as in the same period last year.
5 facts about how the U.S. and its allies see North Korea
Eyes turn to Singapore this week as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepare to meet for the first time. While previous communication between the two leaders was marked by hostility, the meeting came about following North Korea’s more recent promises to suspend missile tests and discuss denuclearization. Here are five […]
Key findings about American life in urban, suburban and rural areas
The demographic trends reshaping the United States are playing out differently in America’s urban, suburban and rural communities. Read key findings about the attitudes and experiences of urban, suburban and rural Americans.
Americans say U.S. colleges make the grade, but many say public schools don’t measure up
While Americans say their nation’s colleges compare relatively well with those in other countries, they offer more negative assessments of U.S. public schools.