If Congress passes the Oct. 1 deadline without either a new set of spending bills or a continuing resolution, nonessential operations would be forced to shut down.
Six-in-ten U.S. adults say being a man helps a lot or a little when it comes to a person’s ability to get ahead in the U.S., compared with 14% who say it hurts
Most people in all six South and Southeast Asian countries surveyed say they believe in God or unseen beings.
In Thailand, Cambodia and Sri Lanka, more than 90% of Buddhists see strong links between their religion and country. In the neighboring countries of Malaysia and Indonesia, nearly all Muslims say being Muslim is important to being truly part of their nation.
Among Asian Americans, U.S.-born children of immigrants are most likely to have hidden part of their heritage
32% of U.S.-born Asian adults have hidden a part of their heritage, compared with 15% of immigrants.
About six-in-ten Mexicans (59%) say that people who move to the U.S. have a better life there. 34% of Mexicans say that life is neither better nor worse in the U.S.
Pew Research Center conducted a study to compare the accuracy of six online surveys of U.S. adults – three from probability-based panels and three from opt-in sources. On average, the absolute error on opt-in samples was about twice that of probability-based panels.
School has started in most of the United States. On average, K-12 public schools will be in session close to 180 days this year.
Younger women, women with a postgraduate degree and Democratic women are more likely to keep their last name after marriage.
Why some Americans prefer to go to religious services in person and others prefer to watch virtually
Some 17% of U.S. adults regularly attend religious services in person and watch them online or on TV.