Kim Parker, associate director of the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends Project, and Wendy Wang, research associate, answer questions from readers on the Modern Parenthood survey,
Number of Homeowners Who Became Renters Trends Upward
In 2011, 3 million recent movers who were previously homeowners became renters, with the change concentrated among the young.
Teens and Technology: Live Discussion Transcript
Pew Research Center's Amanda Lenhart and Lee Rainie took questions from readers about our "Teens and Tech" report in a Facebook chat conducted March 14, 2013.
Republicans Want Their Party to Move in a More Conservative Direction
Six-in-ten Republican voters say they want to see the GOP move in a more conservative direction.
Wide Partisan Gap Exists Over U.S. Aid to World’s Needy
The number of Republicans who would decrease U.S. aid to the world’s needy is 45 points more than that of Democrats.
Public Puts Priority on Developing Alternative Energy Sources
More than half of Americans say the priority for addressing U.S. energy needs should be put on developing alternatives to production of oil, coal and natural gas.
More Republicans than Democrats Think Their Own Party Is out of Touch
Over a third of Republicans (36%) say the GOP is out of touch with the American people, a figure higher than Democrats who say the same of their party.
Women Make Significant Gains in the Workplace and Educational Attainment, but Lag in Pay
Women comprise almost half the workforce (46.7%) and now surpass men in college enrollment and completion. But their earnings still lag men.
After Fight Over CIA Director Ends, A Look at Public Opinion on Drones
The Senate on Thursday confirmed John Brennan to be the new director of the CIA after several senators took part in a filibuster focusing on the administration's drone strategy. A majority of Americans support drone strikes against suspected terrorist targets abroad, but some (31%) express concerns are about the legality of the program.
U.S. Catholics Divided on Direction of Church under New Pope
Just over half of U.S. Catholics say the next pope should maintain the traditional teachings of the church; nearly as many favor new directions.
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