U.S. PoliticsFebruary 3, 2017

Young people less likely to view Iraqi, Syrian refugees as major threat to U.S.

In early January, 46% of the public said “a large number of refugees leaving countries such as Iraq and Syria” was a major threat to the well-being of America.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 30, 2017

Key facts about refugees to the U.S.

Following the signing of an executive order that suspends refugee admissions for 120 days, here are key facts about the refugees entering the United States.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 23, 2017

Obama issued fewer executive orders on average than any president since Cleveland

Obama has issued 35 executive orders per year in office, slightly fewer than the 36 per year in office that George W. Bush issued and the lowest average in 120 years.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 23, 2017

Two-thirds of Americans give priority to developing alternative energy over fossil fuels

Support for focusing on alternative energy development (is up slightly since December 2014, but wide political differences remain.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 13, 2017

More Americans say government should ensure health care coverage

As the debate continues over repeal of the Affordable Care Act and what might replace it, a growing share of Americans believe that the federal government has a responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 10, 2017

How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency

Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.

Fact TankJanuary 6, 2017

Less than half the public views border wall as an important goal for U.S. immigration policy

Only 39% of Americans view building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border as a very or somewhat important goal.

Fact TankJanuary 5, 2017

Unauthorized immigrants covered by DACA face uncertain future

The many unauthorized immigrants covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program now must wait and see what happens under President-elect Donald Trump.

Fact TankDecember 28, 2016

U.S. ends year with fewest executions since 1991

Just five states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Texas – accounted for all 20 executions in the U.S. in 2016.

Fact TankDecember 14, 2016

Most Americans favor stricter environmental laws and regulations

A majority of U.S. adults say stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost, while roughly a third say such regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy.