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.
From distractions to jealousy, how Americans navigate cellphones and social media in their romantic relationships.
45% of Americans don’t think it makes a difference that there is growing variety in the types of family arrangements people live in.
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.
Key findings from a Pew Research Center study about 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.
Among the changes: Smartphones and social media became the norm, church attendance fell, and same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana gained support.
Worldwide, most of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe. In the Americas, five countries have legalized gay marriage.
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.
The share of Americans who favor same sex marriage has grown in recent years, though there are still demographic and partisan divides.