Republican and Republican leaners are divided over their party’s approach to abortion: 44% say it does a good job of representing their views on abortion while 45% disagree. Democrats, by more than two-to-one (61% to 28%), say their party does a good job of representing their views.

Republican and Republican leaners are divided over their party’s approach to abortion: 44% say it does a good job of representing their views on abortion while 45% disagree. Democrats, by more than two-to-one (61% to 28%), say their party does a good job of representing their views.

"Fully 36% of blacks ages 25 and older had never been married in 2012, up from 9% in 1960."

A record share of Americans have never been married

In 1960, women with advanced degrees (31%) were about four times as likely to have never married as women with a high school education or less (7%). 
 

In 1960, women with advanced degrees (31%) were about four times as likely to have never married as women with a high school education or less (7%). 

 

Democrats are divided along racial and ethnic lines over the party’s approach to same-sex marriage. 
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Nearly three-quarters of Americans now think religion is losing influence in American life, and most who say this also see it as a bad thing. Perhaps as a consequence, a growing share of the public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics.

Nearly three-quarters of Americans now think religion is losing influence in American life, and most who say this also see it as a bad thing. Perhaps as a consequence, a growing share of the public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics.

A new Pew Research survey finds that about half of all never-married adults (53%) say they would like to marry eventually. This share is down somewhat from 2010, when 61% of never-married adults said they would like to marry someday. Roughly one-third of today’s never-married adults (32%) say they are not sure if they would like to get married, while 13% say they do not want to marry.
But the survey also finds that, among the never married, men and women are looking for distinctly different qualities in a potential mate. 

A new Pew Research survey finds that about half of all never-married adults (53%) say they would like to marry eventually. This share is down somewhat from 2010, when 61% of never-married adults said they would like to marry someday. Roughly one-third of today’s never-married adults (32%) say they are not sure if they would like to get married, while 13% say they do not want to marry.

But the survey also finds that, among the never married, men and women are looking for distinctly different qualities in a potential mate. 

Republicans and Democrats who are unhappy with how their party has handled immigration differ in their criticisms, with some saying their party is too willing to allow immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to gain legal status, while others say their party is not willing enough. Read more.

Republicans and Democrats who are unhappy with how their party has handled immigration differ in their criticisms, with some saying their party is too willing to allow immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to gain legal status, while others say their party is not willing enough. Read more.

In some European countries, church membership means paying more taxes
Hispanics were the only major racial or ethnic group  group to see its poverty rate decline and incomes rise in 2013.
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Strong majorities of wealthy and middle income Republicans (those with family incomes of $50,000 or higher) say that the poor have it easy, with more than seven-in-ten holding that view.

Lower income Republicans (with incomes under $20,000) have a distinctly different view on this issue: only 45% say the poor have it easy, while fully 50% say the poor have hard lives because government benefits don’t go far enough.

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Public is sharply divided in views of Americans in poverty

Nearly 25 years after the birth of the world wide web, most Americans have computers and internet access, but the nation remains a patchwork of connectivity, with some metro areas full of high-speed connections and other areas much less plugged in. 

Nearly 25 years after the birth of the world wide web, most Americans have computers and internet access, but the nation remains a patchwork of connectivity, with some metro areas full of high-speed connections and other areas much less plugged in.