ReligionFebruary 3, 2017

Most Americans oppose churches choosing sides in elections

There has long been a consensus that churches should not endorse specific candidates for public office, and a current law known as the Johnson Amendment prohibits them from involvement in political campaigns.

ScienceFebruary 2, 2017

Vast Majority of Americans Say Benefits of Childhood Vaccines Outweigh Risks

While most Americans support requiring childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella, parents of young children rate the risks of the vaccine higher and the benefits lower.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 26, 2017

5 facts about abortion

As the debate over abortion continues, here are five key facts about Americans’ views on the topic.

January 25, 2017

Most officers say the media treat police unfairly

Among the challenges U.S. police officers perceive on the job is a widespread feeling that police are mistreated by the media.

January 23, 2017

Police, public differ on key issues but align on others

The public and the police differ on issues ranging from an assault rifle ban to racial progress in the U.S., but their views align on other issues.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 20, 2017

Obama used clemency power more often than any president since Truman

Obama granted clemency to more people than any U.S. president in 64 years, but he also received far more requests than any president on record.

GlobalJanuary 19, 2017

Many around the world say women’s equality is very important

Majorities in all but one country said it is important that women have the same rights as men in their society, a 2015 survey of 38 nations found.

U.S. PoliticsJanuary 10, 2017

How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency

Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.

Fact TankJanuary 3, 2017

About seven-in-ten Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade

More than 40 years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, 69% of Americans say the historic ruling should not be completely overturned.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 29, 2016

Tillerson would be first secretary of state without military or government experience

At least four secretaries of state previously worked as top executives for large private-sector companies.