Pew Research

About 3 in 10 U.S. adults are now religiously unaffiliated

Self-identified Christians make up 63% of U.S. population in 2021, down from 75% a decade ago The secularizing shifts evident in American society so far in the 21st-century show no signs of slowing. The latest Pew Research Center survey of the religious composition of the United...

Republicans view Reagan, Trump as best recent presidents

When asked to name the president who has done the best job over the past 40 years, a majority of Democrats name Barack Obama. Republicans, by contrast, are divided between a president who served in the 1980s – Ronald Reagan – and the one who left...

About three-in-ten U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly’ online

As smartphones and other internet-connected devices have become more widespread, 31% of U.S. adults now report that they go online “almost constantly,” up from 21% in 2015, according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 25 to Feb. 8, 2021. Overall, 85% of Americans...

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

For many Americans, going online is an important way to connect with friends and family, shop, get news and search for information. Yet today, 7% of U.S. adults say they do not use the internet, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 25-Feb. 8,...

Many in U.S., Western Europe say their political system needs major reform

Americans are especially likely to say politicians are corruptAs they continue to struggle with a public health crisis and ongoing economic challenges, many people in the United States and Western Europe are also frustrated with politics. Chart showing big majorities in France and the U.S. say...

Public Sees Black People, Women, Gays and Lesbians Gaining Influence in Biden Era

Half of Americans say evangelical Christians will lose influence As Joe Biden navigates the first few weeks of his presidency, Americans have distinctly different views of which groups will gain influence – and which ones will lose influence – in Washington during his administration. Nearly two-thirds of U.S....

The percentage of women who’ve experienced online sexual harassment has doubled since 2017

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. Stories about online harassment have captured headlines for years. Beyond the...

More than eight-in-ten Americans get news from digital devices

The transition of news from print, television and radio to digital spaces has caused huge disruptions in the traditional news industry, especially the print news industry. It is also reflected in the ways individual Americans say they are getting their news. A large majority of Americans get...