Internet & TechNovember 16, 2018

Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms

Despite the growing presence of algorithms in daily life, the U.S. public expresses broad concerns over the fairness and effectiveness of computer programs making important decisions.

October 10, 2018

The real value of a $15 minimum wage depends on where you live

Although most Americans back a higher minimum wage, wide disparities in local living costs make finding an appropriate rate difficult.

Media & NewsOctober 4, 2018

Newsroom employees earn less than other college-educated workers in U.S.

Newsroom employees are more than twice as likely as other U.S. workers to be college graduates. But they tend to make less money than college-educated workers in other industries.

September 25, 2018

Many Americans say women are better than men at creating safe, respectful workplaces

A large majority of U.S. adults say it is essential for today’s business leaders to create a safe and respectful workplace. Many think female leaders are better equipped to do this than men.

September 20, 2018

Men, women differ over some qualities they see as essential for political and business leadership

Men and women in America generally agree on many of the qualities and competencies they see as essential for political and business leaders to have. But there are notable differences in the importance they ascribe to some of those qualities.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 30, 2018

Where the public stands on key issues that could come before the Supreme Court

Ahead of the Senate’s deliberations over Kavanaugh, here’s a look at where the public stands on some of the major legal, political and social issues that could come before the Supreme Court in the years ahead.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 30, 2018

Most Americans view unions favorably, though few workers belong to one

Most Americans like labor unions, at least in the abstract. A majority (55%) holds a favorable view of unions, versus 33% who hold an unfavorable view, according to a Pew Research Center survey from earlier this year. Despite those fairly benign views, unionization rates in the United States have dwindled in recent decades. As of 2017, just 10.7% of all wage and salary workers were union members, matching the record low set in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

GlobalJuly 18, 2018

Unemployment rate in EU countries, 2000-2018

Explore interactive charts on unemployment rates in the 28 countries that make up the European Union.

GlobalJuly 18, 2018

EU unemployment rate falls to near pre-recession low

The EU’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in almost a decade, though joblessness still varies among the 28 countries that make up the bloc.

Internet & TechJune 28, 2018

Public Attitudes Toward Technology Companies

A majority of Republicans say technology firms support the views of liberals over conservatives and that social media platforms censor political viewpoints. Still, Americans tend to feel that these firms benefit them and – to a lesser degree – society