Americans are divided about the contentious debate over the rights of transgender people to use public restrooms of their current gender identity.
The share of Americans who support the death penalty for persons convicted of murder is now at its lowest point in more than four decades.
The U.S. public expresses a clear consensus on the contentious question of whether employers who have religious objections to contraception should be required to provide it in health insurance plans for their employees.
Just over half of Americans (53%) say there are “still significant obstacles that make it harder for women to get ahead than men,” while somewhat fewer (45%) say “the obstacles that once made it harder for women than men to get ahead are now largely gone.”
In the 1972 and 1976 elections, there was no difference in candidate support between men and women. But over the last nine presidential elections, women have consistently voted for Democratic presidential candidates at higher rates than men.
Looking at gender, race and ethnicity combined, all groups, with the exception of Asian men, lag behind white men in terms of median hourly earnings.
Survey Details: Conducted November 2014 | File Release Date: 25 May 2016
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Women are more likely than men to say they attend worship services regularly. But this gap in church attendance has been narrowing in recent decades, as the share of women attending weekly has declined.
The nation’s largest annual demography conference, the Population Association of America meeting, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.