Nov. 13, 2014

Public Trust in Government: 1958-2014

Public trust in the government remains near historic lows, although somewhat higher than during the October 2013 government shutdown. In a survey conducted in February 2014, 24% said they trust the government in Washington always or most of the time. Explore public attitudes towards the federal government over time and compare the data with other […]

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Sep. 18, 2014

How is Ideology Linked to Child-Rearing Values?

Respondents in the Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel were surveyed about which of 12 traits they feel are “especially important to teach children,” and to then choose the three most important. The total percentages who name each trait among the most important are presented in this interactive chart along a scale of political ideology.

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Dec. 3, 2013

Video: Americans Grow More Pessimistic about U.S. Role in World Affairs

Highlights from the report: Public Sees U.S. Power Declining as Support for Global Engagement Slips. For the first time in nearly a half century of polling – a majority agrees that the United States should mind its own business internationally.

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Oct. 18, 2013

Public Trust in Government: 1958-2013

Public trust in the government, already quite low, has edged even lower in a survey conducted just before the Oct. 16 agreement to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Explore public attitudes towards the federal government over time and compare the data with other key national indicators, such as consumer sentiment, the […]

Jun. 6, 2013

Changing Attitudes on Same Sex Marriage, Gay Friends and Family

As support for gay marriage continues to grow, 72% of Americans say that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable.” This includes 85% of gay marriage supporters, as well as 59% of its opponents. The new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that, for the first time, just over half (51%) the public favors […]

Jun. 6, 2013

Homosexuality Opinion

Gun Rights Interactive
May. 23, 2013

Gun Rights vs. Gun Control

Explore 20 years of data on public opinion about gun control vs. gun rights.

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Apr. 11, 2013

How Do Americans Feel About Doing Their Taxes?

Ben Franklin once said that nothing in life is certain, but death and taxes. More than two centuries later, taxes remain a yearly ritual for most Americans. Most say they dislike – or even hate – doing their taxes, but about a third say they like it – or even love it. Click through the […]

Apr. 4, 2013

Marijuana in America: Shifting Attitudes, Events and Laws

Apr. 4, 2013

Marijuana: Changing Attitudes

Dec. 17, 2012

Pew Research Year in Review

Take a look at Pew Research Center’s top findings of the year that told us a bigger story about the trends shaping our world.

Nov. 4, 2012

Graphic: The Final Days of Campaign 2012

Obama and Romney have switched places in poll results over the final two months of the campaign. This chart tracks likely voters, based on national polls conducted by Pew Research Center. Read Pew Research’s final estimate for Election Day, which allocates a portion of the undecided voters to each candidate here.

Oct. 24, 2012

Examining the Last Four Years

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Sep. 27, 2012

Slideshow: Television Vulnerable in Changing News Landscape

Sep. 21, 2012

Slideshow: Obama Ahead of Romney on Most Issues

Jun. 1, 2012

Trend in Party Identification

Report: Trends in Party Affiliation

Aug. 30, 2011

A Portrait of Muslim Americans

Highlights from the Pew Research Center report, Muslim Americans: No Signs of Growth in Alienation or Support for Extremism.

May. 4, 2011

Video: 2011 Political Typology

Michael Dimock, associate director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, provides an overview of the findings of the report Beyond Red vs. Blue: Political Typology.

Nov. 18, 2010

Test Your News IQ

Take our latest quiz about prominent people and major events in the news. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,000 randomly sampled adults.

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Apr. 18, 2010

Public Trust in Government: 1958-2010

Data from Pew Research Center, National Election Studies, Gallup, ABC/Washington Post, CBS/New York Times, and CNN Polls. From 1976-2010 the trend line represents a three-survey moving average. For party analysis, selected datasets obtained from searches of the iPOLL Databank provided by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut. Report: Distrust, Discontent, Anger […]