Illinois Senate to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Bill
The Illinois Senate is scheduled to vote today on a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
Love and Marriage
Americans believe that love is the main foundation of marriage. Most who never have been married say they would like to be at some point in their lives. However, statistics show Americans aren’t rushing to the altar, and the U.S. marriage rate is at an all-time low.
Gay Marriage Around the World
On Feb. 12, the French National Assembly is expected to pass a measure legalizing same-sex marriage. Although the bill still needs to win the approval of the French Senate and be signed by the president, it is expected to become law as soon as May 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.
The Contraception Mandate and Religious Liberty
On Feb. 1, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed new rules that would exempt certain religious organizations from a new mandate to offer free contraception services to women employees.
Mixed Reactions to Obama’s Gun Proposals
The public is closely tracking the debate: 43% followed news about the proposals very closely and 29% followed fairly closely.
Infographic: Public Opinion on Abortion and Roe v. Wade
Graphic showing the views on abortion and Roe v. Wade.
Obama’s Gun Policy Announcement
President Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden Wednesday unveiled their proposals for preventing the kind of mass shootings that most recently occurred at an elementary school in Newtown, Ct. Here are some of our public opinion findings that relate to some of what they had to say.
Roe v. Wade at 40
As anniversary nears, more than six-in-ten say they don’t want the landmark case completely overturned.
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.