For the first time, more Americans now favor legalizing marijuana than those who oppose it, according to a new Pew Research report. Pew Research explores events that have taken place over the last 40 years and the states’ legal actions on marijuana use.
The demographic data shown in this interactive display the varied population sizes and characteristics of the largest Asian origin groups, based on the updated edition of our survey, "The Rise of Asian Americans."
The rise in support for same-sex marriage over the past decade is among the largest changes in opinion on any policy issue over this time period. Fully 14% of all Americans – and 28% of gay marriage supporters – say they have changed their minds on the issue in favor of gay marriage.
U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Middle East from March 20-23, where he will spend much of the time in Israel, home to 41% of the world’s Jews.
There are all sorts of contributors in the evolving landscape of news and, in many ways, more opportunities for citizens to access information.
One of the key findings in the new State of the News Media report is that at a time of diminishing reporting resources, many newsmakers, in political, public and corporate life, are finding new ways to get their messages to the public—often with little or no journalistic vetting.
In the "Modern Parenthood" report, we asked married and cohabiting parents with children under 18 to compare their workload at home with that of their spouses or partners. Answer two questions to find out how you compare with the parents who took our nationwide survey.
Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina and becomes the first Latin American pontiff.
Just as the world’s Catholic population is spread across the globe, the cardinal electors gather from all regions to elect the next pope.
Key findings from the Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2011.