Black adults are particularly likely to say slavery continues to have an impact: More than eight-in-ten say this is the case.
About seven-in-ten LGB adults said churches and other religious organizations focus too much on rules, compared with half of straight adults.
About six-in-ten U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. There are substantial partisan and ideological divides on abortion.
About three-in-four Americans believe that abortion will be legal in 2050. Democrats are more likely than Republicans to say this.
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.
Gay, lesbian and bisexual adults are substantially less likely than straight adults to affiliate with a religious group or to attend religious services weekly.
Attitudes vary considerably by race on issues including crime, policing, the death penalty, parole decisions and voting rights.
Worldwide, roughly two-thirds of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe.
Most American adults (82%) say Muslims are subject to at least some discrimination in the U.S. today, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in March – including a majority (56%) who say Muslims are discriminated against a lot.
A majority of Americans (61%) favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while about half as many (31%) oppose same-sex marriage. Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided over legal marriage for gays and lesbians.