Fact Tank Oct. 21, 2015

Gun homicides steady after decline in ’90s; suicide rate edges up

Although most Americans think the number of gun crimes has risen, the U.S. gun homicide rate has actually stabilized somewhat in recent years.

Fact Tank Oct. 6, 2015

How abortion is regulated around the world

The regulation of abortion may vary widely from country to country, but nearly all nations – 96% – allow women to terminate their pregnancies in order to save their lives.

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Pew Research Center Oct. 5, 2015

Worldwide Abortion Policies

Analysis of United Nations data shows only six of 196 countries do not allow women to receive abortions under any circumstances.

U.S. Politics Sep. 28, 2015

Most Say Budget Deal Must Include Planned Parenthood Funding

Six-in-ten Americans say any budget deal must maintain funding for the organization. More would blame Republicans (40%) than Democrats (26%) if no deal is reached and the government shuts down.

Fact Tank Sep. 25, 2015

What’s a sin? Catholics don’t always agree with their church

Almost nine-in-ten U.S. Catholics believe that some actions are offensive to God, but many American Catholics don’t agree with church teachings on what constitutes sinful behavior.

Fact Tank Sep. 21, 2015

Among Catholics, fewer Latinos than whites seek changes to the church

On a variety of issues – such as recognizing gay marriages and determining eligibility for Holy Communion – Latino Catholics tend to be more aligned with the church than are white Catholics.

Fact Tank Aug. 27, 2015

10 facts about religion in America

It’s a fascinating time for conversations about faith in the United States, with Pope Francis set to visit, a presidential election on the horizon and major trends reshaping the country’s religious landscape.

Fact Tank Aug. 26, 2015

Manners 2.0: Key findings about etiquette in the digital age

Our “always-on” mobile connectivity is changing the nature of public spaces and social gatherings. It’s also rewriting social norms of what is rude and what is acceptable behavior.

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U.S. Politics Aug. 13, 2015

Gun Rights vs. Gun Control

The Pew Research Center has tracked shifting public opinion on gun rights and gun control over the past 20 years. Explore our polling data to discover how demographics influence public opinion on guns.

U.S. Politics Aug. 13, 2015

Continued Bipartisan Support for Expanded Background Checks

The public continues to overwhelmingly support making private gun sales and sales at gun shows subject to background checks, as well as laws to prevent people with mental illness from purchasing guns.