Partisan differences are modest among Americans who mention family, career, money or friends as aspects that make their lives meaningful.
Many Americans say their family is OK with talking about politics when they gather, and a majority has at least some common ground politically with family.
Allegations about sexual misconduct by prominent men in politics, entertainment, media and other industries have reverberated across the United States in recent months, drawing attention to issues of gender equality in the workplace and in broader American society.
Following an election that had one of the largest gender gaps in history, women are more likely than men to say they are paying increased attention to politics.
Two years after the Supreme Court decision that required states to recognize same-sex marriages nationwide, support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally is at its highest point in over 20 years of Pew Research Center polling on the issue.
We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.
About seven-in-ten U.S. adults talk with others about politics at least a few times a month, but whom they talk with most often varies a great deal between men and women.
Today nearly six-in-ten (57%) say they would not be upset if they had a child come out as gay or lesbian, according to our survey conducted in May.
Public support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally continues its rapid rise: A 57% majority of Americans now favor allowing same-sex marriage, up from 42% just five years ago.