Public Sees Black People, Women, Gays and Lesbians Gaining Influence in Biden Era
More Americans also say evangelical Christians, business corporations and the military will lose than gain influence in Washington.
How Catholics around the world see same-sex marriage, homosexuality
Religiously unaffiliated people more likely than those with a religion to lean left, accept homosexuality
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The Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists
Despite major changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, public opinion on the acceptance of homosexuality in society remains sharply divided by country, region and economic development.
Dating and Relationships in the Digital Age
From distractions to jealousy, how Americans navigate cellphones and social media in their romantic relationships.
As family structures change in U.S., a growing share of Americans say it makes no difference
45% of Americans don’t think it makes a difference that there is growing variety in the types of family arrangements people live in.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual online daters report positive experiences – but also harassment
A majority of LGB adults report that they have used an online dating site or app, roughly twice the share of straight adults who say the same.
Shareable facts about Americans' experiences with online dating
Key findings from a Pew Research Center study about online dating.
The Virtues and Downsides of Online Dating
A majority of online daters say their overall experience was positive, but many users – particularly younger women – report being harassed or sent explicit messages on these platforms.
U.S. has changed in key ways in the past decade, from tech use to demographics
Among the changes: Smartphones and social media became the norm, church attendance fell, and same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana gained support.
A global snapshot of same-sex marriage
Worldwide, most of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe. In the Americas, five countries have legalized gay marriage.
Where Europe stands on gay marriage and civil unions
More than 18 years after the Netherlands became the world’s first country to allow same-sex marriage, Austria became the latest European nation to legalize the practice.
5 facts about same-sex marriage
The share of Americans who favor same sex marriage has grown in recent years, though there are still demographic and partisan divides.
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