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 17, 2017

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

Obama has issued 34 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 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.

Internet & TechJanuary 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.

Fact TankDecember 8, 2016

Republicans, Democrats find common ground on many provisions of health care law

Americans remain split in their opinions about the Affordable Care Act and its future. But while President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the overhaul, individual provisions are broadly popular, even across partisan lines.

Fact TankDecember 6, 2016

Just 10 states resettled more than half of recent refugees to U.S.

The country took in 84,995 refugees, the most since 1999. But where they settled varied widely, with some states taking in large numbers and others very few.