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Nearly eight-in-ten black Americans (79%) identify as Christian, according to Pew Research Center's 2014 Religious Landscape Study. By comparison, seven-in-ten Americans overall (71%) say they are Christian, including 70% of whites, 77% of Latinos and just 34% of Asian Americans. Meanwhile, about ...
This story, plus YouTube avoids coverage of content problems amid Cambridge Analytica news, incidents of global violence fanned by social media, and more, all in today's media headlines. Top Stories. Apr 22, 2018. Nicaraguan journalist shot dead on Facebook Live as Pope calls for end of deadly ...

The widespread concerns over misinformation online have created a tension in the United States between taking steps to restrict that information – including possible government regulation – and protecting the long-held belief in the freedom to access and publish information. A new Pew Research Center ...
Bots are a part of life on Twitter, but determining just how widespread they are can be tricky. A recent Pew Research Center study explored the role bots play in sharing links on Twitter. The study examined 1.2 million tweeted links – collected over the summer of 2017 – to measure how many came from ...
More people sought asylum in Canada in 2017 than at any point in at least a quarter-century, due in part to a spike in applications from Haitians entering the country from the United States, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Canadian government data. The 50,420 asylum applications Canada ...
Facebook is in the national spotlight this week as its co-founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, testifies before Congress. Zuckerberg is expected to face questions from lawmakers over the company's recent disclosure that data on up to 87 million of its users may have been improperly shared with a ...

In the context of these ongoing arguments over the role and nature of bots, Pew Research Center set out to better understand how many of the links being shared on Twitter – most of which refer to a site outside the platform itself – are being promoted by bots rather than humans. To do this, the Center used ...
In today's Poland, most adults say they are willing to accept Jews as fellow citizens, neighbors and family members, according to a Pew Research Center survey of Poland and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe conducted in 2015 and 2016. For instance, about seven-in-ten or more Poles say ...
The latest national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted March 7-14 among 1,466 adults, also finds a wider partisan difference in personal economic assessments than in recent years. Today, 62% of Republicans say their personal financial situation is in excellent or good shape, compared with 44% ...
Slightly more than half of U.S. adults (54%) said in a Pew Research Center survey conducted in May 2017 that they were somewhat or very worried about the development of driverless vehicles, while 40% said they were at least somewhat enthusiastic about it. A majority of U.S. adults (56%) also said they ...
We're excited to bring you the second video in Pew Research Center's occasional Methods 101 series, which aims to demystify the methodology we use to conduct our research. This time around, we're tackling why question wording is so important in public opinion surveys. Writing clear and neutral survey ...
In an effort to better understand the science information that social media users encounter on these platforms, Pew Research Center systematically analyzed six months' worth of posts from 30 of the most followed science-related pages on Facebook. These science-related pages included 15 popular ...
In the case of Europe, the population of sub-Saharan migrants has been boosted by the influx of nearly 1 million asylum applicants (970,000) between 2010 and 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from Eurostat, Europe's statistical agency. Sub-Saharan Africans also moved to ...
Just 10% of the judges President Donald Trump has appointed to the federal bench since taking office are racial or ethnic minorities – a decline from the administration of Barack Obama, whose judicial appointees were a record 36% nonwhite, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the ...
A new analysis of party identification, based on more than 10,000 interviews of registered voters conducted by Pew Research Center in 2017, finds that 37% of registered voters identify as independents, 33% are Democrats and 26% are Republicans. Most independents lean toward one of the major parties ...
A Pew Research Center poll conducted last year found a majority of gun owners approved of arming school teachers. Six in 10 owners expressed some level of support for allowing teachers and staff to carry firearms while working. Overall, 55 percent of those surveyed in March and April 2017 disagree ...
Parties appear to matter in practice, not just theory: In countries where more people are unaffiliated with any political party, popular support for representative democracy is also lower, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of public opinion in 35 countries. Across the nations surveyed, a median ...

Americans are spreading their book consumption across several formats, and the use of audiobooks is rising. About three-quarters (74%) of Americans have read a book in the past 12 months in any format, a figure that has remained largely unchanged since 2012, according to a Pew Research Center ...
The 23 men and six women Trump has successfully appointed so far have faced a total of 654 “no” votes on the floor of the Senate, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the Federal Judicial Center and the U.S. Senate. That works out to an average of nearly 23 votes against each ...
A plurality of women (48%) say they work in places where there are more women than men, while 18% say there are more men than women, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Similarly, 44% of men say their workplace is majority-male, and 19% say women outnumber men. About a third of ...
Five years into Francis' papacy, the vast majority of U.S. Catholics continue to have a favorable opinion of the Argentinian pontiff, and most say he represents a major – and positive – change for the Roman Catholic Church. At the same time, a new Pew Research Center survey finds signs of growing ...
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, “a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.” Its website has eight topic sections, each of which showcases the latest research, which is collected in ...
More members of the U.S. House of Representatives are choosing not to seek re-election to that body than at any time in the past quarter-century – including a record number of Republicans, according to an analysis by Pew Research Center. Those counts could rise further, since the filing deadlines in ...
Sub-Saharan African nations account for eight of the 10 fastest growing international migrant populations since 2010, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the latest United Nations data on the number of emigrants, or people living outside their country of birth. The number of emigrants from each ...
Despite a 39% increase in arrests, the New York area of responsibility had among the fewest total ICE arrests in 2017 (roughly 2,600), even though it includes the New York City metro area – home to one of the nation's largest unauthorized immigrant populations, according to Pew Research Center ...
This video offers a look inside the beliefs and attitudes of Muslims in America; it features data from Pew Research Center's 2017 survey, as well as the personal stories of Muslims from across the United States. For more information, read the survey report: “U.S. Muslims Concerned About Their Place in ...
Nearly half (48%) of Americans say the decision to use military force was wrong, while slightly fewer (43%) say it was the right decision, according to a Pew Research Center survey, conducted March 7-14 among 1,466 adults. Current opinions about the war in Iraq are little different than in early 2014, when ...
In the aftermath of the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a majority of American teens say they are very or somewhat worried about the possibility of a shooting happening at their school – and most parents of teens share that concern, according to new Pew Research Center surveys of ...
A 2016 Pew Research Center survey found that 65% of Italians viewed the large number of refugees leaving countries like Iraq and Syria as a major threat to their country, and more than half (53%) said having an increasing number of people of different racial, ethnic and national backgrounds made their ...
As was true in previous Pew Research Center surveys of social media use, there are substantial differences in social media use by age. Some 88% of 18- to 29-year-olds indicate that they use any form of social media. That share falls to 78% among those ages 30 to 49, to 64% among those ages 50 to 64 ...
For decades, Pew Research Center has been committed to measuring public attitudes on key issues and documenting differences in those attitudes across demographic groups. One lens often employed by researchers at the Center to understand these differences is that of generation. Generations provide ...
Here are five facts about the U.S. black population today, drawn from Pew Research Center studies in the past year. 1A growing share of blacks are completing high school and college. For the first time in U.S. history, 90% of Americans ages 25 and older have completed high school, according to the U.S. ...
To describe and evaluate voter files, Pew Research Center attempted to link all of the nearly 5,000 members of the American Trends Panel (ATP), its nationally representative survey panel of U.S. adults, to five commercial voter files. Two of the files are from nonpartisan vendors, two are from vendors that ...
(Disclosure: ERIC was formed in 2012 with assistance from The Pew Charitable Trusts, the parent organization of Pew Research Center.) Some political scientists have also argued that the use of commercial voter files raises important normative questions. Those who believe that the political process ...
Immigrants with past criminal convictions accounted for 74% of all arrests made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in fiscal 2017, according to data from the agency. The remainder were classified as “non-criminal” arrestees, including 16% with pending criminal charges and 11% ...
The commercial voter file data were matched to panelists who took part in the post-election survey of the American Trends Panel (ATP). The ATP, created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults recruited from landline and cellphone RDD surveys.
Colleagues from across Pew Research Center contributed greatly to the development and execution of this report. We would especially like to thank Claudia Deane, Michael Dimock and Jocelyn Kiley for their editorial contributions. In addition, several practitioners and other experts provided helpful ...
Despite a 39% increase in arrests, the New York area of responsibility had among the fewest total ICE arrests in 2017 (roughly 2,600), even though it includes the New York City metro area – home to one of the nation's largest unauthorized immigrant populations, according to Pew Research Center ...
For Black History Month, here are five facts about the religious lives of African Americans. 1Roughly eight-in-ten (79%) African Americans self-identify as Christian, as do seven-in-ten whites and 77% of Latinos, according to Pew Research Center's 2014 Religious Landscape Study. Most black Christians ...
... Messing of Pew Research Center. The use of such probabilistic forecasts was a constant in coverage of the 2016 presidential race, with an average of 16 mentions per day in cable news broadcasts, according to the study. And at least in 2016, outlets with more liberal audiences featured more coverage.
There are multiple signs with the error in the headline and the fact the story refers to the Pew Research Center as biased research. While the market has consistently gained under Trump, Forbes reported that the gains have not been record-setting. From Jan. 20 through Oct. 27, 2017, the S&P 500 shows a ...
37%), according to a Pew Research Center analysis of 44,792 posts published between Oct. 1 and Dec. 30, 2017. There were wide gaps across the two major parties: 55% of Democratic members and 34% of Republican members made posts about the topic. In both parties, the shares of women who ...
American adults are increasingly sharing a home with other adults with whom they are not romantically involved. This arrangement, known as “doubling up” or shared living, gained notice in the wake of the Great Recession, and nearly a decade later, the prevalence of shared living has continued to grow.
In a previous Pew Research Center study comparing estimates from nine different online opt-in samples and the probability-based American Trends Panel, the sample that displayed the lowest average bias across 20 benchmarks (Sample I) used a number of variables in its weighting procedure that went ...
In other words, Christianity as a whole loses more people than it gains from religious switching (conversions in both directions) in the U.S., while the net effect on Islam in America is a wash. A 2017 Pew Research Center survey of U.S. Muslims, using slightly different questions than the 2014 survey, found a ...
There were 4.2 million black immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, up from just 816,000 in 1980, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Since 2000 alone, the number of black immigrants living in the country has risen 71%. Now, roughly one-in-ten blacks (9%) living in ...
More than four decades after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, most Americans (57%) are supportive of legal abortion, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey. But a substantial minority (40%) says abortion should be illegal in all or most cases, and within some U.S. denominations and ...
The latest national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted Jan. 10-15 among 1,503 adults, finds that 42% say Donald Trump is “striking the right balance” in the situation in the Middle East, while 30% say he favors Israel too much (just 3% say Trump sides too much with the Palestinians; 25% do not ...
When the two policies are taken together, 54% of Americans both favor granting permanent legal status to immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children and oppose greatly expanding the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 10-15.
What does the average American mother look like? A report from Pew Research Center out Thursday paints a new portrait of mom: She's considerably older, but she's having more children than a decade ago. For years now, data has pointed to American women delaying childbirth, just as they've delayed ...


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