February 7, 2013

A Portrait of Second Generation Americans

A new analysis of the 20 million adult U.S- born children of immigrants finds they are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 31, 2013

Majority Views Government as Threat to Personal Rights

For the first time, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms.

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ReligionJanuary 22, 2013

Infographic: Public Opinion on Abortion and Roe v. Wade

Graphic showing the views on abortion and Roe v. Wade.

GlobalJanuary 15, 2013

Public Attitudes Toward the Next Social Contract

The recent deliberations in Washington about the fiscal cliff have triggered a national debate in the United States about the nature, extent and future sustainability of key elements of the U.S. social safety net.

January 10, 2013

After Divisive Campaign, Public Sees Less Group Conflict

Despite a highly partisan election year, Americans now see less conflict between groups at center of key debates.

Pew Research CenterOctober 16, 2012

Ask the Expert: Factors Behind the Partisan Gap

Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research, answers questions about the factors behind the growing partisan gap in American politics.

ReligionOctober 2, 2012

Preaching Politics From the Pulpit

During every election cycle, many churches and other religious groups find themselves wondering what role, if any, they can play in the political process. “Preaching Politics From the Pulpit” explains the IRS limits on political activity by nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. An accompanying graphic shows that Americans continue to be wary of church involvement in partisan politics.

September 20, 2012

Where the Public Stands on Government Assistance, Taxes and the Presidential Candidates

When the national conversation focuses on class, the social safety net and the distribution of wealth as it has in the past week, the public sees clear differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and Obama has an overall advantage.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 17, 2012

Dividing People into ’Liberals,’ ’Moderates’ and ’Conservatives’ – Too Simplistic?

Assessing the value of using the labels “moderate,” “liberal” and “conservative” to describe the electorate.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 11, 2012

Record Partisan Gap in Views of Economic News

Just 15% of Democrats say recent economic news is mostly bad, down from 31% a month ago and among the lowest percentages over the last four years. Six-in-ten Republicans (60%) say news about the economy is mostly bad, as do 36% of independents.