For the first time since Barack Obama became president, more Democrats (41%) have an unfavorable view of the federal government than a favorable view.
George W. Bush’s library is being dedicated today; 37% viewed him favorably at the end of his presidency, far lower than his first term ratings
Roughly six-in-ten white evangelical Christians say there should be a way for unauthorized immigrants to stay in the U.S. legally, although a majority see them as a burden.
More than half of foreign-born citizens in the U.S. legally became naturalized citizens as of 2011, the highest level in three decades.
Just over half of Americans said protecting the environment should be a top priority for the president and Congress in 2013.
While perceived conflicts among other groups have declined, about eight-in-ten Americans see “very strong” or “strong” conflicts between Republicans and Democrats.
About seven-in-ten of those who used a library over a 12 month period did so to borrow print books or to browse the shelves.
Jeffrey Passel, a senior demographer for the Pew Research Center, describes how the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. was calculated and what impact new immigration proposals may have on this group.
Roughly half of adults say they have ever tried marijuana, the highest percentage ever.
Asian-Americans exceed all U.S. adults when it comes to median household income, $66,000 vs. $49,800.