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Religion Mar. 20, 2013

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.

U.S. Politics Mar. 12, 2013

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.

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Religion Mar. 8, 2013

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.

Pew Research Center Mar. 1, 2013

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 […]

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Hispanic Feb. 15, 2013

Slideshow: U.S. Foreign-Born Population Trends

Key findings from the Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2011.

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Hispanic Feb. 15, 2013

Slideshow: U.S. Hispanic Population Trends

Key findings from the Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 2011.

Internet & Tech Feb. 14, 2013

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.

Religion Feb. 13, 2013

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.

Feb. 7, 2013

A Portrait of Second Generation Americans

A new analysis of the 20 million adult U.S- born children of immigrants finds they are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment.

Hispanic Jan. 29, 2013

U.S. Immigrant Population Continues to Grow

The nation’s immigrant population reached a record 40.4 million in 2011, while the number of unauthorized immigrants has declined from a 2007 peak of 12 million.