Pew Research Center
yesterday at 23:18. Facebook
"Most people say workers should get paid leave to take care of a baby, a sick family member or themselves, according to two new surveys. But they disagree on the details: who should pay, and whether it should be mandatory or optional."
– The New York Times covers our new findings on #paidleave

Americans Agree on Paid Leave, but Not on Who Should Pay
Pew Research Center
yesterday at 18:16. Facebook
Access to paid family and medical leave varies markedly by industry and employer size.

Access to paid family leave varies widely across employers, industries
Pew Research Center
yesterday at 16:43. Facebook
Most Americans say workers should receive paid leave, but the level of support varies across different situations. And experiences with leave also vary by income and gender.

Americans Widely Support Paid Family and Medical Leave, but Differ Over Specific Policies
Pew Research Center
yesterday at 15:35. Facebook
Lower-income Republicans are both more likely to say they approve of the Affordable Care Act and to say the government is responsible for ensuring health care coverage than higher-income Republicans.

Many lower-income Republicans see ensuring health coverage for all as a government responsibility
Pew Research Center
03/22/2017 at 23:46. Facebook
“It was very striking to see just how many people were not even giving an answer. Usually in a low-stakes quiz like this, people will just throw out an answer but in this particular case they weren’t tuned into these issues enough to even feel like they could venture a guess.”
– Lee Rainie, director of internet, science, and technology research, discusses the results of our cybersecurity quiz...
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99 Percent Of People Couldn’t Ace Pew’s Online Cybersecurity Quiz
Pew Research Center
03/22/2017 at 20:23. Facebook
Quartz looks at our new report on what Americans know about cybersecurity.

Most American internet users have no idea how to protect their accounts
Pew Research Center
03/22/2017 at 18:03. Facebook
True or false: Turning off the GPS function of your smartphone prevents any tracking of your phone’s location.

Answer this question and 9 more to see how your cybersecurity knowledge stacks up against the average American's.

Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz
Pew Research Center
03/22/2017 at 11:01. Facebook
Roughly three-in-ten adults with household incomes below $30,000 a year don’t own a smartphone, nearly half don’t have home broadband services or a traditional computer and a majority don't own tablets.

Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption
Pew Research Center
03/21/2017 at 22:50. Facebook
The share of liberal Democrats in the U.S. public has grown. In 2016, 21% of Americans identified as Democrats or Democratic leaners and also as liberal. While that is only somewhat higher than a year earlier (19%), it is the highest share dating back to 2000. At that time, just 12% of the public described themselves as both liberal and as Democrats or Democratic leaners. [ Link ]
Pew Research Center
03/21/2017 at 17:40. Facebook
For much of the 19th century it was not uncommon for Supreme Court seats to be unoccupied for months at a time – or, in a few cases, years. (From Feb. 2016)

Long Supreme Court vacancies used to be more common
Pew Research Center
03/21/2017 at 16:05. Facebook
The number of countries that have had a female leader continues to expand. Here is a year-by-year look at when each country's first female leader took office. [ Link ]
Pew Research Center
03/21/2017 at 11:18. Facebook
As has been the case in prior Congresses, the 115th Congress is more Christian than the U.S. population as a whole.

Majority of states have all-Christian congressional delegations
Pew Research Center
03/20/2017 at 18:15. Facebook
Women remain underrepresented in all major political offices and top business leadership positions in the United States.

Despite gains, women remain underrepresented among U.S. political and business leaders
Pew Research Center
03/20/2017 at 16:03. Facebook
The generation gap in American politics is dividing two younger age groups, Millennials and Generation X, from Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation.

A wider partisan and ideological gap between younger, older generations
Pew Research Center
03/20/2017 at 11:03. Facebook
The professional background of Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, is very much in line with previous and current justices. His confirmation hearing begins today.

What backgrounds do U.S. Supreme Court justices have?
Pew Research Center
03/19/2017 at 23:33. Facebook
If you had to look back and name the 10 historic events that had the biggest influence on the U.S. during your lifetime, what would you say?

Americans Name the Top Historic Events of Their Lifetimes
Pew Research Center
03/19/2017 at 18:59. Facebook
A growing share of Latinos say the situation of U.S. Hispanics is worsening.

Latinos and the New Trump Administration
Pew Research Center
03/19/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
A majority of U.S. adults think the news media should not add interpretation to the facts. (Survey from fall 2016)

Majority of U.S. adults think news media should not add interpretation to the facts
Pew Research Center
03/18/2017 at 23:02. Facebook
Facebook posts from members of the 114th Congress attracted more attention when they contained disagreement with the opposing party than when they expressed bipartisanship.

For members of 114th Congress, partisan criticism ruled on Facebook
Pew Research Center
03/18/2017 at 19:56. Facebook
Most of the United States’ 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas.

20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S.