February 13, 2019

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 country.

ReligionFebruary 6, 2019

Why we studied the possible links between religion and happiness, health and civic engagement

Conrad Hackett, associate director for research and senior demographer, discusses why we studied the relationship between religion and happiness, health and civic engagement.

ReligionJanuary 31, 2019

Are religious people happier, healthier? Our new global study explores this question

In many countries, actively religious people are more likely than their less-religious peers to describe themselves as very happy.

January 23, 2019

Americans’ views on masculinity differ by party, gender and race

About half of Americans say society looks up to men who are masculine, and 60% of these say this is a good thing. Views differ by party, gender and race.

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.