From #MAGA to #MeToo: A look at U.S. public opinion in 2017
A look back at the events that defined 2017 and what public opinion can tell us about the important trends shaping American society.
Most Americans see value in steering children toward toys, activities associated with opposite gender
More Americans say it’s good to steer girls toward boy-oriented toys and activities than say boys should be encouraged to play with girl-oriented toys.
Gender discrimination comes in many forms for today’s working women
About four-in-ten working U.S. women say they have faced discrimination on the job because of their gender. They report a broad array of personal experiences.
Mixed Messages about Public Trust in Science
America’s confidence in the scientific community appears to be relatively strong. But the degree of public trust in scientists across climate, food and medical issues varies, and many express moderate rather than strongly positive views.
A global snapshot of same-sex marriage
Worldwide, roughly two-thirds of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe.
Women and men in both parties say sexual harassment allegations reflect ‘widespread problems in society’
Overall, two-thirds of Americans say recent reports of sexual harassment and assault reflect widespread problems in society.
How do your views on gender compare with those of other Americans?
Take our quiz to find out how your views on gender and gender equality stack up against those of the American public.
Supreme Court same-sex wedding cake case reflects split among American public
Americans are divided over whether businesses that provide wedding services should be required to cater to same-sex couples even if their owners have religious objections to homosexuality.
Assaults against Muslims in U.S. surpass 2001 level
The number of assaults against Muslims in the United States rose significantly between 2015 and 2016, easily surpassing the modern peak reached in 2001.
Republicans, Democrats have starkly different views on transgender issues
While eight-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say that whether someone is a man or a woman is determined by the sex they were assigned at birth, most Democrats and Democratic leaners (64%) take the opposite view and say a person’s gender can be different from the sex they were assigned at birth.