U.S. PoliticsSeptember 11, 2018

Defending against terrorism has remained a top policy priority for Americans since 9/11

Around seven-in-ten Americans or more have seen defending against terrorism as a top priority for the White House and Congress since early 2002.

Pew Research CenterJuly 9, 2018

NATO is seen favorably in many member countries, but almost half of Americans say it does too little

Across all 12 NATO member countries, a median of 61% approved of the alliance last spring. Many Americans say NATO does too little to solve global problems.

Pew Research CenterJune 4, 2018

How Americans have viewed government surveillance and privacy since Snowden leaks

Here are some key findings about Americans’ views of government information-gathering and surveillance, drawn from Pew Research Center surveys since the NSA revelations:

U.S. PoliticsApril 20, 2017

Share of Democrats calling Russia ‘greatest danger’ to U.S. is at its highest since end of Cold War

Nearly four-in-ten Democrats (39%) name Russia as the country that represents the greatest danger to the United States – the highest percentage expressing this view in nearly three decades.

Internet & TechJanuary 26, 2017

Americans and Cybersecurity

Many Americans do not trust modern institutions to protect their personal data – even as they frequently neglect cybersecurity best practices in their own personal lives.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 29, 2016

Tillerson would be first secretary of state without military or government experience

At least four secretaries of state previously worked as top executives for large private-sector companies.

HispanicDecember 16, 2016

U.S. immigrant deportations fall to lowest level since 2007

The Obama administration deported 333,341 unauthorized immigrants in the 2015 fiscal year, a decline of about 81,000 (or 20%) from the prior year.

Fact TankSeptember 21, 2016

The state of privacy in post-Snowden America

After the June 2013 leaks by Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance of Americans’ communications, Pew Research Center began an in-depth exploration of people’s views and behaviors related to privacy. Here’s what we learned.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 7, 2016

15 Years After 9/11, a Sharp Partisan Divide on Ability of Terrorists to Strike U.S.

As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, partisan differences over the ability of terrorists to launch a major attack on the United States are now as wide as at any point dating back to 2002.

U.S. PoliticsMay 5, 2016

Public Uncertain, Divided Over America’s Place in the World

Most Americans say it would be better if the U.S. just dealt with its own problems and let other countries deal with their own problems as best they can.