A year ago today, the Pew Research Center launched Fact Tank, our very own data blog. Why? Because even though Pew Research publishes lots of reports, we still have a lot of data that are relevant to the things people are talking about in the news, online and with their friends, and we wanted to be […]
The median cost of an uncomplicated non-surgical delivery in California.
Every new year means adding thousands of new state laws to the books. This year’s wide range includes everything from tanning bed age limits (Illinois), to a new ban on selling shark fins (Delaware). While most new laws represent incremental change, sometimes state laws can also signal broader movement on a public policy issue or […]
More than four-in-ten Americans say they will make a New Year’s resolution.
In several nationwide surveys the Pew Research Center conducted in 2013, we gave respondents the opportunity to give their thoughts about issues related to same-sex marriage and homosexuality.
Three-in-four Americans say they think the immigration system needs “major changes” or “to be completely rebuilt.”
The number of gun owners who say that protection is their top reason for having one has risen 22 percentage points since 1999.
Pope Benedict XVI, the spiritual leader of some 1 billion Catholics worldwide, announced on February 11 that he will retire from his post by the end of the month, citing weakness and age. It will make him the first pope to resign in 600 years. Perhaps the most visible religious figure in the world, Pope […]
Our new report, "Coming and Going on Facebook," explores the phenomenon of people taking breaks from the sites and their reasons. On Feb. 5, 2013, Pew Research's Aaron Smith answered questions about the report on Facebook.