Three-quarters or more of Americans are confident in the military, medical scientists and scientists in general to act in the best interests of the public. But fewer than half report similar confidence in the news media, business leaders and elected officials.
According to our projections, a record 27.3 million Latinos are eligible to cast ballots in 2016, representing 12% of all eligible voters. Here are key facts about the Latino vote.
Today, 57% of U.S. adults say use of marijuana should be made legal, while 37% say it should be illegal. A decade ago, opinion was nearly the reverse.
When asked whether one prefers to read, watch or listen to their news, younger adults are far more likely than older adults to opt for text – and most of that reading is occurring on the web.
The share of Americans who do not identify with a religious group is surely growing, but there are differing ideas about the factors driving this trend.
Despite the technological potential to help humans live longer and stronger, many U.S. adults are not ready to embrace these possibilities.
Recent presidential elections have been dominated by voters from the Baby Boom and previous generations. That may change this November.
The U.S. religious landscape is already in the midst of some dramatic changes when it comes to the growth or decline of people with certain religious identities. And while it is impossible to predict exactly how that landscape will shift in the future, some key demographic factors — particularly age — can provide a clue as to how things might unfold in the coming decades.
Compared with many other countries in the world, Americans stand out for their patriotism. But surveys show that Americans disagree over what’s behind their country’s success.
There are deep divisions between blacks and whites in how they see racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and prospects for change.