About a quarter of teens who identify with a religion and attend public school say they regularly pray before eating lunch at school.
Religion in public schools has long been a controversial issue. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1962 that teachers and administrators cannot lead prayers in public schools, and a decision in 2000 barred school districts from sponsoring student-led prayers at football games. At the same time, the court has held that students retain a First […]
More than 55 years after the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling striking down school-sponsored prayer, Americans continue to fight over the place of religion in public schools. Questions about religion in the classroom no longer make quite as many headlines as they once did, but the issue remains an important battleground in the broader […]
Getting news from social media is an increasingly common experience; nearly three-in-ten U.S. adults do so often.
This decade will likely be the first since the one that began in 1850 to break a long-running decline in American household size.
Americans express overwhelmingly favorable opinions of federal agencies like the Postal Service, the National Park Service, NASA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) despite historically low levels of public trust in the federal government.
The first full fiscal year of the Trump administration saw large increases in the number of people arrested and criminally prosecuted for immigration offenses.
Amid questions over e-cigarettes and public health, here’s a look at what data shows about vaping in the U.S.
Roughly a quarter of American adults say they haven’t read a book in the past year. Who are these non-book readers?
In this 2014 post, we explore how Americans’ views of former president Richard Nixon shifted negative amid the Watergate scandal.