A majority of Americans (61%) favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while about half as many (31%) oppose same-sex marriage. Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided over legal marriage for gays and lesbians.
Many who use social media say they regularly see false or misleading content, but also view these platforms as offering new avenues for political engagement.
The new study found compelling evidence that forced-choice questions yield more accurate results than select-all-that-apply lists.
Most value racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace, but few want employers to consider race or ethnicity in hiring and promotion decisions.
Giving a share of one’s income to the church has been a part of European tradition for centuries. Today, several countries continue to collect a “church tax” on behalf of officially recognized religious organizations, in some cases levying the tax on all registered members.
Across 27 countries, more people are unhappy with the state of democracy in their countries than satisfied. Discontent with democracy is tied to concerns about the economy, individual rights and out-of-touch elites.
While 64% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Israeli people, fewer than half view the Israeli government favorably. There are wide partisan gaps in opinions of Israelis and Palestinians.
Twitter users are younger, more likely to identify as Democrats, more highly educated and have higher incomes than U.S. adults overall.
France’s news media habits and political dynamics stand apart from those of other Western European countries in a number of ways, according to a recent Pew Research Center report.
People see diversity and gender equality increasing in their countries but say family ties have weakened. Views on the importance of religion vary widely.