Graphic: American Hindus To Celebrate a New Year
While the exact date of the Hindu New Year varies by region and custom, many Hindus celebrate in mid-April with traditional meals and activities at home and in temples.
Demographics of Asian Americans
The demographic data shown in this interactive display the varied population sizes and characteristics of the largest Asian origin groups, based on the updated edition of our survey, “The Rise of Asian Americans.”
Graphic: Israel, the U.S. and the World’s Jewish Population
U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Middle East from March 20-23, where he will spend much of the time in Israel, home to 41% of the world’s Jews.
Why Own a Gun? Protection Is Now Top Reason
Far more gun owners today than in 1999 cite protection – rather than hunting or other activities – as the main reason they own guns. Among the majority of Americans who do not have guns, safety is a major concern.
Graphic: Geography of the Conclave
Just as the world’s Catholic population is spread across the globe, the cardinal electors gather from all regions to elect the next pope.
Who Took the News IQ Quiz and How Did They Do?
By Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research On Feb. 5 the Pew Research Center released a report on its latest NewsIQ Quiz, “What the Public Knows – In Pictures, Maps, Graphs and Symbols,” based on interviews with 1,041 randomly sampled adults nationwide. Since Feb. 5, more than 350,000 people have taken the quiz on the PewResearch.org website. A large majority of […]
Slideshow: U.S. Foreign-Born Population Trends
Key findings from the Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2011.
Slideshow: U.S. Hispanic Population Trends
Key findings from the Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 2011.
Who’s Using Social Media?
A late 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that young adults are more likely than others to use major social media. At the same time, other groups are interested in different sites and services.
The Shifting Global Catholic Population
Catholics have made up a remarkably stable share of the global population over the past century, but their geographic distribution has shifted significantly during that time.