Fewer Americans have high hopes for 2015 than they did for 2014, a change largely driven by greater pessimism among Democrats.
Pew Research's annual Global Attitudes surveys starts by asking respondents how they would describe their day. A median of nearly two-thirds (65%) across 44 countries surveyed in spring 2014 responded that they were having a typical day.
An unusually active lame duck session enabled the 113th Congress to avoid its predecessor's record for legislative unproductivity.
The rush to acquire local TV stations by media companies’ continued in 2014 and resulted in strong financial pay offs for them.
In 2014, Pew Research Center published more than 150 reports and some 600 blog posts. Here are 14 facts we found particularly striking, as they illustrate some major shifts in our politics, society, habits or families.