The share of Americans who favor same sex marriage has grown in recent years, though there are still demographic and partisan divides.
Nearly six-in-ten Americans participate in some type of community group or organization, including 11% who say they take part in at least four such groups.
Conrad Hackett, associate director for research and senior demographer, discusses why we studied the relationship between religion and happiness, health and civic engagement.
In many countries, actively religious people are more likely than their less-religious peers to describe themselves as very happy.
Four topics are universally associated with higher levels of life satisfaction: a person’s good health, romantic partner, friends and career.
Most U.S. adults believe the religious aspects of Christmas are emphasized less now than in the past – even as relatively few are bothered by this trend.
The American Muslim community is facing some challenges. Yet for most U.S. Muslims, these problems only partially define their personal experiences in America.
A substantial share of adults in Central and Eastern Europe hold traditional views of women and the family, especially in countries with Orthodox majorities.
While roughly one-in-five U.S. adults say they were raised by two parents with different religions, just 6% say they now identify with multiple religions.
Americans are divided about the contentious debate over the rights of transgender people to use public restrooms of their current gender identity.