Climate Change: Key Data Points from Pew Research →
In his inaugural and State of the Union addresses, President Obama spoke of the need to deal with climate change in his second term, but the American public routinely ranks dealing with global warming low on its list of priorities for the president and Congress. This year, it ranks at the bottom of the 21 tested.
How the geography of U.S. immigration has changed... →
Where do immigrants to the United States come from? A new Pew report finds that this has been slowly changing over time.
Despite Public Fears, European Inflation Remains... →
Although a Pew Research Center survey found concern in European Union countries about rising prices, the European statistical agency said the EU’s annual inflation rate in April was 1.4%, down from a rate of 2.7% in April 2012.
Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About the...
univisionnews: Children of immigrants are more likely to have graduated from college than the general population. By CRISTINA COSTANTINI Is one or both of your parents an immigrant to the U.S.? Then you’re one of 20 million second generation U.S.-born Americans. That means, statistically speaking, that you make more money and are more educated than your parents were at your age, you lean...
Daily Number: 40% of Americans have an unfavorable...
The Internal Revenue Service, now under intense scrutiny for singling out conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for special review, is one of the least-popular federal agencies — but not quite at the bottom. Who’s last? See here.
The Most Popular Areas of Government are Shedding... →
Popularity is no protection against budget cuts: The parts of government that Americans like the most — state, cities and counties, and the U.S. Postal Service — are also the ones shedding workers the fastest.
Egyptians' Views of Obama
Our report on public opinion in Egypt is out. Overwhelmingly negative attitudes toward America and Israel persist in Egypt. Just 16% have a favorable view of the U.S., lower than the 27% registered in 2009 shortly after President Obama took office, and lower than the 22% who expressed a positive opinion of the U.S. in 2008, President George W. Bush’s final year in the White House. Only 26%...
Delaying purchases of cars and homes and smarter use of credit cards,...– Rick Fry, senior economist at the Pew Research Center | Chicago Tribune: Under-35 crowd more pragmatic on major purchases, debt See our data on young adult spending habits here and on student debt here.
Just Released: Egypt's National Mood Turns Grim →
Egyptians Increasingly Glum: Not Optimistic about Economy or Certain They Are Better Off Post-Mubarak
In 1926 F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote that the rich are “different...– “Yes, the Rich Are Different”
Skepticism About the Census Voter Turnout Finding →
The Census Bureau made big news last week when it reported that the black voter turnout rate (66.2%) exceeded the white voter turnout rate (64.1%) for the first time ever in 2012. But a closer look at the numbers raises some intriguing questions.
How Millennial Are You? →
Take our 14 item quiz and we’ll tell you how ‘Millennial’ you are, on a scale from 0 to 100, by comparing your answers with those of respondents to a scientific nationwide survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. You can also find out how you stack up against others your age.
Attention graphic designers and data-visualizers:...
The Pew Research Center is seeking an Information Graphics Designer for its religion project. Check out the full job description here. We also have internship opportunities posted on our Careers page. Feel free to direct any questions to our “ask” box!
It’s easy to assume when we see more partisan polarization that somehow...– Michael Dimock, director, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press [Associated Press: “Maybe Americans Agree About More Than They Know”]
NEW REPORT // The New Sick Man of Europe: the... →
The European Union is the new sick man of Europe. The effort over the past half century to create a more united Europe is now the principal casualty of the euro crisis. The prolonged economic crisis has created centrifugal forces that are pulling European public opinion apart, separating the French from the Germans and the Germans from everyone else. The southern nations of Spain, Italy and Greece...
Yes, the Rich Are Different
In one of his short stories, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote: “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” Fitzgerald’s best-known work about wealth, The Great Gatsby, is in theaters this week. We have the data on wealth in America, what it takes to be considered “wealthy” and Americans’ views about poverty and well-being.
In Time for Graduation Season, a Look at Student... →
Nearly one in five U.S. households (19%) owed money on student loans in 2010, more than double the proportion in 1989.
There is little indication that beliefs in individualism, the efficacy of hard...– Resilient American Values: Optimism in an Era of Growing Inequality and Economic Difficulty Written by Andy Kohut, founding director of the Pew Research Center, and Michael Dimock, the director of our politics and public policy project.
Ezra Klein: Joel Stein is wrong about millennials,... →
Get all our data on millennials’ beliefs and priorities here.
For the first time ever, the black voter turnout rate in a presidential election...– Six Takeaways from the Census Bureau’s Voting Report
5 Fast Facts About Moms →
52.9% of women aged 15-44, or about 32.5 million, were mothers in 2010, according to the Census Bureau. The U.S. birth rate dipped in 2011 to the lowest ever recorded, led by a plunge in births to immigrant women since the onset of the Great Recession. Keep reading for more fast facts about moms in America.
Science and Technology Knowledge Quiz →
Do you know which natural resource is extracted in “fracking”? 51% of Americans in our recent national poll were able to answer that question correctly. Take our new science quiz - test your knowledge and compare yourself with our national sample.
Will you wish your mom a happy Mother's Day...on... →
In 2011, 80% of parent social media users whose children were also users of social media have friended their child on the sites. Are you?
Record Share of New Mothers are College Educated →
Mothers with infant children in the U.S. today are more educated than they ever have been.
Politics and Race: Looking Ahead to 2060 →
An analysis of Census Department data on voters show that the U.S. electorate will look far different in 2060 than it does now.
Hispanics Pass Whites in Rate of College... →
A record seven-in-ten Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate among white high school grads.
Despite Their Wide Differences, Many Israelis and... →
Israelis and Palestinians differ widely in their outlook for a peaceful resolution of their longstanding conflict and in their views about the United States. Israelis, on balance, believe a way can be found for an independent Palestinian state to coexist peacefully with their country. Palestinians, on the other hand, overwhelmingly do not think this is possible, and a plurality believes armed...
Interactive: Gun Violence Has Declined
univisionnews: Gun violence has decreased in recent years. By EMILY DERUY The Obama administration’s attempt to pass stricter gun laws following a series of fatal shootings has stalled after intense opposition from some Republicans and the powerful National Rifle Association. And while there have been a rash of recent shooting sprees - from the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado to the...
Is Obama a strong leader? 56% of Americans say... →