December 3, 2018

Americans unhappy with family, social or financial life are more likely to say they feel lonely

While the share of Americans who say they are lonely all or most of the time is small, the share rises significantly for some groups.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 30, 2018

Members of both parties find meaning in family but differ when it comes to faith

Partisan differences are modest among Americans who mention family, career, money or friends as aspects that make their lives meaningful.

ScienceNovember 26, 2018

Americans are divided over whether eating organic foods makes for better health

Americans are closely divided over the health benefits of organic produce. Some 45% of U.S. adults say organic fruits and vegetables are better for you than conventionally grown produce, compared with 51% who say that organic produce is neither better nor worse, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted earlier this year. The share […]

ScienceNovember 21, 2018

When it comes to food ingredients, health-oriented eaters have a list they avoid

The United States is a nation divided when it comes to food, and Americans’ food preferences are especially evident in what they don’t eat.

ReligionNovember 20, 2018

Americans who find meaning in these four areas have higher life satisfaction

Four topics are universally associated with higher levels of life satisfaction: a person’s good health, romantic partner, friends and career.

ScienceNovember 19, 2018

Americans are narrowly divided over health effects of genetically modified foods

About half of U.S. adults say genetically modified foods are worse for one’s health than non-GM foods, while 44% think GM foods ingredients are neither better nor worse for one’s health.

September 24, 2018

Stay-at-home moms and dads account for about one-in-five U.S. parents

More than 11 million U.S. parents – or 18% – were not working outside the home in 2016. The stay-at-home share of U.S. parents in 2016 was almost identical to what it was in 1989, but there has been a modest increase among fathers.

HispanicSeptember 11, 2018

Latinos are more likely to believe in the American dream, but most say it is hard to achieve

Hispanics are more likely than the general U.S. public to believe in the American dream – that hard work will pay off and that each generation is better off than the one prior.

February 13, 2018

8 facts about love and marriage in America

The landscape of relationships in America has shifted dramatically in recent decades. Read eight facts about love and marriage in the United States.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 2, 2018

‘Particularly good days’ are common in Africa, Latin America and the U.S.

If you live in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America or the United States, you are more likely than people in other regions of the world to say you’re having a particularly good day. For the past several years, Pew Research Center’s annual Global Attitudes Survey has started with the following question: “How would you describe your […]