Americans overwhelmingly say marijuana should be legal

As more states continue to legalize marijuana, 91% of U.S. adults say either that marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use. | Continue reading


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7% of Americans don’t use the internet. Who are they?

Today, 25% of adults ages 65 and older report never going online, compared with much smaller shares of adults under the age of 65. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 16 days ago

January 2021 Pew Research Survey on US Politics

68% of the public does not want Donald Trump to remain a major political figure in the future. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 2 months ago

Adults who name Fox News or MSNBC as their main news source are equally partisan

Americans turn to a wide range of media outlets for political and election news, but Fox News and CNN stand out as especially common sources. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 2 months ago

America Changed During Donald Trump’s Presidency

Donald Trump's four-year tenure in the White House revealed extraordinary fissures in American society but left little doubt that he is a figure unlike any other in the nation’s history. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 2 months ago

Lawmakers’ social media activity changed after the U.S. Capitol riot

Social media activity by members of Congress changed in notable ways following the rioting at the Capitol by supporters of President Trump. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 3 months ago

The State of Online Harassment

Roughly four-in-ten Americans have experienced online harassment, with half of this group citing politics as the reason they think they were targeted. Growing shares face more severe online abuse such as sexual harassment or stalking | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 3 months ago

The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training

As robots, automation and artificial intelligence perform more tasks and there is massive disruption of jobs, experts say a wider array of education and skills-building programs will be created to meet new demands. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 4 months ago

Unplugging isn’t easy now, and by 2026 it will be even tougher

Another significant group of these experts made the case that people will adopt products and services tied to the Internet of Things because it is their | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 5 months ago

U.S. voter turnout trails most developed countries

About 55.7% of the U.S. voting-age population cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election, placing America behind most of its OECD peers. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 5 months ago

A quarter of Americans say their faith has grown amid pandemic

24% of U.S. adults overall say their faith has become stronger because of the coronavirus pandemic; just 2% say their faith has become weaker. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 5 months ago

Study on twins suggests our political beliefs may be hard-wired

Everyone knows that our genes predispose us to be tall or short, blue-eyed blonds or brown-eyed brunettes, smart or not-so-smart. Now new research finds that, to a surprisingly large degree, our genes also shape our political beliefs and orientation. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 6 months ago

64% of Americans say social media have a mostly negative effect on the U.S.

Just one-in-ten Americans say social media sites have a mostly positive effect on the way things are going in the U.S. today. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 6 months ago

Differences in How Democrats and Republicans Behave on Twitter

Entering the peak of the the 2020 election season, social media platforms are firmly entrenched as a venue for Americans to process campaign news and engage in various types of social activism. But not all Americans use these platforms in similar ways. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 6 months ago

Most developed nations now see China as world’s top economic power than U.S.

Across 14 advanced nations, a median of 61% say China has done a bad job in handling the coronavirus outbreak. And at least seven-in-ten in each of these countries have little or no confidence in President Xi Jinping. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 6 months ago

Unfavorable Views of China Reach Historic Highs in Many Countries

Across 14 advanced nations, a median of 61% say China has done a bad job in handling the coronavirus outbreak. And at least seven-in-ten in each of these countries have little or no confidence in President Xi Jinping. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 6 months ago

Majorities in four of the seven states that enacted strict new abortion laws in 2019 say abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 7 months ago

Majority of young adults in US live with parents, a first since Great Depression

The share of 18- to 29-year-olds living with their parents has become a majority since U.S. coronavirus cases began spreading early this year. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 7 months ago

Views of the economy have turned sharply negative in many countries

Assessments of national economies have seen swift downturns in many countries, and few see improvements anytime soon. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 7 months ago

Public Trust in Government: 1958-2019

Public trust in the government remains near historic lows. Only 17% of Americans today say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (3%) or “most of the time” (14%). | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 7 months ago

Most Americans Think Social Media Sites Censor Political Viewpoints

Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to say major tech companies favor the views of liberals over conservatives. At the same time, partisans differ on whether social media companies should flag inaccurate information on their platforms. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 8 months ago

Are you in the American middle class?

About half of U.S. adults lived in middle-income households in 2018, according to our new analysis of government data. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 9 months ago

72% of Americans say social media companies have too much political influence

Roughly half of Americans think social media companies should be regulated more than they are now, our survey found. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 9 months ago

Majority of Public Favors Giving Civilians Power to Sue Police for Misconduct

While declining shares give police forces positive marks for their use of force, treatment of racial groups and officer accountability, there is little support for cuts in spending on local policing. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 9 months ago

U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout 2018)

About 55.7% of the U.S. voting-age population cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election, placing America behind most of its OECD peers. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 10 months ago

Facts about Americans' views of social media as Trump-Twitter dispute grows

Amid the back-and-forth between Twitter and President Trump, here are facts about Americans’ attitudes toward social media companies. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 10 months ago

Sizing Up Twitter Users

Twitter users are younger, more likely to identify as Democrats, more highly educated and have higher incomes than U.S. adults overall. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 11 months ago

About six-in-ten Americans believe social distancing measures are helping a lot to slow the spread of coronavirus in the nation. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 11 months ago

Americans are split on the acceptability of tracing people's movements

The coronavirus outbreak has brought privacy and surveillance concerns to the forefront. Here's what Americans think about those issues. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 11 months ago

Not all unemployed people get unemployment benefits; in some states, few do

Despite some broad federal guidelines, claimants still face a hodgepodge of different state rules governing how they can qualify for benefits. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 12 months ago

Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Americans' Views of China Increasingly Negative

Republicans are more negative than Democrats toward China, though unfavorable ratings have climbed among both parties. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

Many Tech Experts Say Digital Disruption Will Hurt Democracy

About half the experts we canvassed predict technology will weaken democracy by 2030, while a third expect technology to strengthen it. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

Many Tech Experts Say Digital Disruption Will Hurt Democracy

About half the experts we canvassed predict technology will weaken democracy by 2030, while a third expect technology to strengthen it. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

About half of Americans OK with DNA companies sharing data with law enforcement

The use of at-home DNA testing kits has raised concerns about whether consumers are comfortable with the use of their data by police. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

A 56% majority of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who use Twitter describe their political views as liberal or very liberal. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

Most Americans support right to have personal info removed from online searches

The ability to keep personal information from being searchable online is at the crux of the debate around the "right to be forgotten." | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

Teens and Parents Navigate Screen Time and Device Distractions

54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen's screen time. But parents face their own challenges of device-related distraction | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

U.S. has world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households

Almost a quarter of U.S. children under 18 live with one parent and no other adults, more than three times the share of children around the world who do so. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

Striking Findings from 2019

Every year, we publish hundreds of reports, blog posts, digital essays and other studies. Here are some of our most noteworthy findings from the past year. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

People around the world see China and how their attitudes have changed

Negative views of China predominate in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. China also receives unfavorable marks from many neighbors in the Asia-Pacific region. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

Growing share of Republicans say U.S. risks losing its identity if it is too open to foreigners

Today, 57% of Republicans say that if the U.S. is too open to people from around the world, “we risk losing our identity as a nation.” | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

Concerned, Confused and Feeling Lack of Control over Their Personal Information

Majorities of U.S. adults believe their personal data is less secure now, that data collection poses more risks than benefits, and that it is not possible to go through daily life without being tracked. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

What Americans Know About Science

Test your knowledge of science facts and applications of scientific principles by taking our 11-question quiz, then compare your answers to the average American and across demographic groups. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

Most common age among whites in U.S. is 58 – more than double that of minorities

The most common age was 11 for Hispanics, 27 for blacks and 29 for Asians as of last July. Multiracial Americans were by far the youngest racial or ethnic group. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

U.S. household size is increasing for first time in at least 160 years

This decade will likely be the first since the one that began in 1850 to break a long-running decline in American household size. | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

Who doesn’t read books in America?

Roughly a quarter of American adults say they haven’t read a book in the past year. Who are these non-book readers? | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

Fewer in North America, Western Europe and Asia-Pacific View China Favorably

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@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago

What our transition to online polling means for decades of phone survey trends

What does the migration to online polling mean for the country's trove of public opinion data gathered over the past four decades? | Continue reading


@pewresearch.org | 1 year ago