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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.