U.S. PoliticsSeptember 29, 2016

Support for death penalty lowest in more than four decades

The share of Americans who support the death penalty for persons convicted of murder is now at its lowest point in more than four decades.

ReligionSeptember 28, 2016

Where the Public Stands on Religious Liberty vs. Nondiscrimination

The U.S. public expresses a clear consensus on the contentious question of whether employers who have religious objections to contraception should be required to provide it in health insurance plans for their employees.

September 26, 2016

Among 41 nations, U.S. is the outlier when it comes to paid parental leave

Despite shifting responsibilities for American parents, the U.S. is the only one of 41 nations that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents.

September 1, 2016

10 facts about American workers

More than 150 million Americans are part of the U.S. workforce. Here’s what we know about who they are, what they do and the U.S. working environment in general.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 16, 2016

In both parties, men and women differ over whether women still face obstacles to progress

Just over half of Americans (53%) say there are “still significant obstacles that make it harder for women to get ahead than men,” while somewhat fewer (45%) say “the obstacles that once made it harder for women than men to get ahead are now largely gone.”

U.S. PoliticsJuly 28, 2016

A closer look at the gender gap in presidential voting

In the 1972 and 1976 elections, there was no difference in candidate support between men and women. But over the last nine presidential elections, women have consistently voted for Democratic presidential candidates at higher rates than men.

July 1, 2016

Racial, gender wage gaps persist in U.S. despite some progress

Looking at gender, race and ethnicity combined, all groups, with the exception of Asian men, lag behind white men in terms of median hourly earnings.

May 19, 2016

Americans’ views of women as political leaders differ by gender

For the first time in history, a woman is the leading candidate for the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party. As Democrat Hillary Clinton wages her campaign to be the first female chief executive, what do Americans have to say in general about the prospects and qualifications of female candidates for high political […]

ReligionMay 13, 2016

Gender gap in religious service attendance has narrowed in U.S.

Women are more likely than men to say they attend worship services regularly. But this gap in church attendance has been narrowing in recent decades, as the share of women attending weekly has declined.

April 8, 2016

From multiracial children to gender identity, what some demographers are studying now

The nation’s largest annual demography conference, the Population Association of America meeting, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.