For the first time in Pew Research Center surveys, there is as much strong support as strong opposition to gay marriage, with 22% of the public coming down on each side.
More than half (54%) of adults say the church should stay out of political matters.
Four-in-ten working mothers (40%) say they always feel rushed.
A majority (51%) of Hispanic adults prefer to identify themselves by their country of origin, rather than the label “Hispanic” or “Latino.”
Nearly one-in-four (24%) of adults ages 25 to 34 who live with their parents say their living situation has been a ‘good’ thing.
Two-thirds (66%) of women ages 18 to 34 rate career as important on their list of life priorities, compared with 59% of young men.
About one-in-four (23%) of registered voters today are swing voters, compared to 33% in 2008.
By roughly two-to-one (61% to 31%) most Americans offer a favorable assessment of their local government. In comparison, just 33% have a favorable view of the federal government.
Just 32% of the public now says that the U.S. should keep troops in Afghanistan until the situation there has stabilized.
The percentage of young men (ages 18 to 34) who say a successful marriage is one of the most important things in their lives has dropped six percentage points since 1997, from 35% to 29%. The percentage of young women who put a priority on having a successful marriage has risen during that period.