Most Americans say U.S. economic system is unfair, but high-income Republicans disagree
Is the U.S. economic system fair to most Americans, or is it “rigged” to favor the rich and powerful?
Your favorite Fact Tank data in 2015
From Millennials in the workforce to religion in America, our most popular posts told important stories about trends shaping our world.
Americans’ views of Fed depend on their politics
Republicans, especially conservative Republicans, were more likely to view the institution unfavorably.
5 facts about Social Security
Social Security has developed into one of the most popular federal programs, though that popularity is tempered by concern over its long-term financial outlook.
Gun Rights vs. Gun Control
The Pew Research Center has tracked shifting public opinion on gun rights and gun control over the past 20 years. Explore our polling data to discover how demographics influence public opinion on guns.
Amid debate over labeling GM foods, most Americans believe they’re unsafe
The debate over the safety of genetically modified foods has put state lawmakers who favor requiring labeling of these products at odds with counterparts in Congress who oppose it. Americans’ concerns about GM foods are providing the backdrop: A majority of them believe such foods are generally unsafe to eat.
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.
An Elaboration of AAAS Scientists’ Views
This report provides a deeper examination of views about key science topics by members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Americans, Politics and Science Issues
The general public’s political views are strongly linked to their attitudes on climate and energy issues. But politics is a less important factor when it comes to biomedical, food safety and space issues.
5 key findings about how Europeans view the economy and EU
Despite their increasingly upbeat economic mood, Europeans show growing support for nontraditional political parties critical of the EU.