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.
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.
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.
Nearly a month after Donald Trump’s election as president, the public views his transition to the White House less positively than those of past presidents-elect.
Most Americans like their choices in today's information-saturated world. But 20% feel overloaded, and there are stresses for those with fewer pathways to the internet or who feel they are expected to do too much information gathering.
Differing views on benefits and risks of organic foods and GMOs as Americans report higher priority for healthy eating