People see diversity and gender equality increasing in their countries but say family ties have weakened. Views on the importance of religion vary widely.
Gender differences in the U.S. about the size and scope of government have been evident for more than a decade, but they have widened in recent years.
No world region has reached gender parity in the share of legislative seats held by women. Only three nations individually have reached or surpassed parity.
The church is one of the few major mainline Protestant denominations in the country that currently does not sanction same-sex marriage.
Teens are spending their time differently than they did a decade ago, but gender differences remain in time spent on leisure, grooming, homework, housework and errands.
Sortable table below showing major laws aimed at the LGBT community in the 15 countries that once made up Soviet Union.
About half of Americans say society looks up to men who are masculine, and 60% of these say this is a good thing. Views differ by party, gender and race.
Men are overrepresented in online image search results for popular jobs. Women appear lower on the page than men in many of these searches.
In many European countries and the United States, women do not actually differ significantly from men in their views about abortion.
The European continent today is split in public attitudes toward religion, minorities and social issues such as gay marriage and legal abortion.