U.S. PoliticsOctober 18, 2018

Gun Policy Remains Divisive, But Several Proposals Still Draw Bipartisan Support

The partisan divide that for years has defined public opinion about the nation’s gun policies remains firmly in place. Yet there continue to be several specific policy proposals that draw broad support from both Republicans and Democrats.

ReligionOctober 17, 2018

Nearly six-in-ten Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases

Today, 58% of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 37% think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.

September 20, 2018

Men, women differ over some qualities they see as essential for political and business leadership

Men and women in America generally agree on many of the qualities and competencies they see as essential for political and business leaders to have. But there are notable differences in the importance they ascribe to some of those qualities.

ScienceAugust 20, 2018

A majority of Americans support using biotechnology to grow human organs in animals for transplants

Almost six-in-ten Americans consider it an appropriate use of technology to genetically engineer animals to grow organs or tissues that could be used for humans needing a transplant, while 41% say this would be going too far.

GlobalAugust 17, 2018

How Americans and Western Europeans compare on 4 key social and political issues

Americans and Western Europeans have broadly similar views on certain social and political issues. For example, majorities of Americans and Western Europeans see immigrants as beneficial to their economies and support certain rights for gays and lesbians.

ScienceAugust 16, 2018

Most Americans Accept Genetic Engineering of Animals That Benefits Human Health, but Many Oppose Other Uses

Americans’ concerns about animal biotechnology focus on risks to animals, humans and the ecosystem.

ScienceAugust 16, 2018

Americans are divided over the use of animals in scientific research

There is a gender gap in views of the use of animals in scientific research. Those with a high level of science knowledge are more inclined to approve of such research.

Internet & TechAugust 15, 2018

14% of Americans have changed their mind about an issue because of something they saw on social media

A small share of the public – 14% – say they have changed their views about a political or social issue in the past year because of something they saw on social media.

Pew Research CenterAugust 10, 2018

11 states that have the death penalty haven’t used it in more than a decade

All 10 states that have the death penalty but haven’t used it in at least a decade currently have inmates on death row, though the number ranges from just one prisoner in New Hampshire and Wyoming to 744 in California.

ReligionAugust 2, 2018

5 facts about the death penalty

Pope Francis has changed the Catholic Church’s teaching to fully oppose the death penalty. Read key facts about the death penalty in the U.S. and abroad.