Americans used President Obama's "We the People" online petitioning system to address health care, veterans’ issues and illnesses among other issues. But the impact of petitions was modest and varied.
In the wake of the election, Republicans are feeling more optimistic about their party’s future. By contrast, Democrats’ optimism about the Democratic Party’s future has declined.
New technologies are impacting a wide range of Americans’ commercial behaviors, from the way they evaluate products and services to the way they pay for the things they buy.
About two-in-three U.S. adults say fake news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues. And nearly a quarter say they have ever shared completely made-up news.
The Pew Research Center survey, conducted in association with A+E Networks' HISTORY, asked everyone from Millennials to members of the Greatest Generation to list the events that most profoundly affected America.
Three-quarters of Americans say Sept. 11 was one of the 10 events in their lives that had the greatest impact on the country, with many also citing Obama's election and the tech revolution.
With just a few weeks left in Barack Obama’s presidency, Americans’ early judgments of his place in history are more positive than negative.
The table below details the estimated educational attainment of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and religiously unaffiliated adults ages 25 and older in 151 countries as of 2010 (or the latest year available).
A new Pew Research Center global demographic study shows differences in educational attainment among the world’s major religious groups.
Jews are more highly education than any other major religious group around the world, while Muslims and Hindus tend have the fewest years of formal schooling. But all religious groups are making gains, particularly among women.