Pew Research CenterMay 1, 2014

Public Health a Major Priority in Africa

People in six African nations say building and improving hospitals and preventing and treating HIV/AIDS should be among the top public health priorities for their governments. Other priorities include improving access to drinking water and prenatal care and fighting hunger and infectious diseases.

Pew Research CenterApril 29, 2014

U.S. Births Drive Rising Hispanic Population

Since 2000, the U.S.-born Latino population has grown at a faster rate than the immigrant population. As a result, the foreign-born share of Latinos is now in decline.

Fact TankFebruary 7, 2014

Who smokes in America?

CVS’ decision to stop selling tobacco products comes as smoking continues to decline and smokers are consuming fewer cigarettes.

Fact TankJanuary 15, 2014

The social life of health information

Our national survey finds that seven-in-ten (72%) adult internet users say they have searched online for information about a range of health issues, the most popular being specific diseases and treatments.

Fact TankJanuary 10, 2014

Fewer Americans see cigarette smoking as a major public health problem

About half of Americans rank cigarette smoking as a serious public health problem.

Fact TankJanuary 10, 2014

Chart of the Week: Where the smokers are

A new data visualization lets you pinpoint where smoking is most and least common around the world.

Fact TankJanuary 8, 2014

Few Americans track their weight, diet or exercise online

Among the 6-in-10 Americans who say they track their weight, diet or exercise routine, 9% say they use online or app tools.

Fact TankDecember 17, 2013

What ails America? Dr. Google can tell you

Dr. Google’s waiting room was crowded in 2013. Online search has become an easy way for people to learn more about what’s ailing them, either to self-diagnose or find a remedy.

Pew Research CenterNovember 26, 2013

45% of Americans Have Chronic Conditions

The 45% of U.S. adults living with one or more chronic health conditions are less likely than other adults to go online. But once they are online, they are more likely to be active users of online health resources.

Elderly couple using digital tablet
Pew Research CenterNovember 21, 2013

Timeline: Key Dates in the End-of-Life Debate

Issues surrounding the end of life have been debated since long before New York became the first state to explicitly outlaw assisted suicide in 1828. This timeline looks at major events on the topic in the U.S. since the 1960s.