In nations with high levels of carbon emissions per capita, including the U.S., Australia, Canada and Russia, publics are less likely to express strong worries about climate change.
Between 1996 and 2000, an average of 191 intentional fires were reported each year, accounting for 52% of all church fires. That average dropped to 74 intentional fires per year between 2010 and 2014, or 48% of all church fires.
Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) use social networking sites, up from 7% when Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005.
From flirting to breaking up, social media and mobile phones are woven into teens’ romantic lives. This essay features teens voices as they describe their experience navigating dating in the digital age.
There were a record 41.3 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2013, making up 13.1% of the nation’s population, a fourfold increase since 1960. These interactive charts explore immigration population trends, from origin to length of time in the U.S., to age and language use.
Explore how immigration in the U.S. was shaped by laws and acts in this interactive timeline of U.S. immigration legislation since the 1790s.
A look at how researchers analyzed news habits on Twitter using a small but representative sample of users drawn from a national survey of U.S. adults.
Share of global population that lives on a given level of income or consumption.
Despite broadly similar views about the overall place of science in America, there are striking differences between the public and scientists’ views on a host of science-related issues, from whether genetically modified foods are safe to eat to whether the world's growing population will be a major problem.
The race, ethnicity and origin categories used in the U.S. decennial census have shifted over time, often in a reflection of current politics, science and public attitudes. Our interactive tracks the category names from 1790 to 2010.