5 ways Americans and Europeans are different
Americans and Europeans often have different perspectives on individualism, the role of government, free expression, religion and morality.
Public Opinion on Abortion
A series of graphics explores public opinion on abortion, illustrating how opinion differs among various demographic groups, including religious, political, age and gender groups.
Americans divided on how much they trust their neighbors
Just half of Americans (52%) say they trust all or most of their neighbors, while a similar share (48%) say they trust some or none of their neighbors. Neighborly trust also varies between demographic groups.
From multiracial children to gender identity, what some demographers are studying now
The nation’s largest annual demography conference, the Population Association of America meeting, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.
On abortion, persistent divides between – and within – the two parties
As Americans await a decision in the Supreme Court’s first abortion case in years, a slim majority (56%) now think abortion should be legal in all or most cases. About four-in-ten (41%) say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. The balance of opinion on this issue has ticked back toward support for […]
Changing a social media profile picture is one way to express support or solidarity
In the wake of attacks in Brussels and in Lahore, Pakistan, some social media users are changing their profile pictures to express solidarity with victims and the people of these countries. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become a common way for Americans to get news, but they also can provide a way for […]
5 facts about abortion
Public opinion on abortion has held relatively steady over the years, with Americans roughly divided on the issue.
Hispanic, black parents see college degree as key for children’s success
Hispanic and black parents are significantly more likely than white parents to place a high priority on college education for their children.
5 facts about guns in the United States
Americans have shown broad and consistent support for expanded background checks for gun purchasers, but this has proven more contentious in practice than in principle. And the GOP holds a slight advantage over the Democratic Party in reflecting the public’s views about gun control.
Where Christian churches, other religions stand on gay marriage
In the last two decades, several religious groups have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions.