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.
When it comes to abortion, members of Congress are starkly divided by party. Yet the partisan divide among Americans themselves is less stark.
Across the surveyed countries, opinion varies widely about the value of diversity. But interacting with people of different backgrounds is related to more positive attitudes about the role of diversity in society.
As demonstrations continue across the country to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in Minneapolis police custody, Americans see the protests both as a reaction to Floyd’s death and an expression of frustration over longstanding issues.
Black adults are about five times as likely as whites to say they’ve been unfairly stopped by police because of their race or ethnicity.
From distractions to jealousy, how Americans navigate cellphones and social media in their romantic relationships.
Roughly one-in-five of the Christian congregations we analyzed in an eight-week period heard at least one sermon that mentioned abortion.
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.
Christians are more likely than religiously unaffiliated Americans to see the Supreme Court favorably (69% vs. 51%).