How blacks and whites view the state of race in America
Explore how the opinions of blacks and whites vary by age, education, gender and party identification in key questions from our report.
Multiracial in America
Multiracial Americans are at the cutting edge of social and demographic change in the U.S.
Millennials in Adulthood
Racially diverse, economically stressed and politically liberal, Millennials are building their own networks through social media – rather than through political parties, organized religion or marriage. Half now call themselves political independents, the highest share of any generation.
King’s Dream Remains an Elusive Goal; Many Americans See Racial Disparities
Five decades after Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., a new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that fewer than half (45%) of all Americans say the country has made substantial progress toward racial equality and about the same share (49%) say that “a lot more” remains to be done.
50 Years After the March on Washington, Many Racial Divides Remain
Key findings from the report, “King’s Dream Remains an Elusive Goal; Many Americans See Racial Disparities”
LGBT Voices: The Coming Out Experience
Browse hundreds of quotes from LGBT adults describing how the process of telling people about their sexual orientation or gender identity was for them personally.
Personal Milestones in the Coming Out Experience
The Pew Research Center’s survey of 1,197 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults asked respondents about three key points in their coming out journey.
A Survey of LGBT Americans
An overwhelming share of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults (92%) say society has become more accepting of them in the past decade and an equal number expect it to grow even more accepting in the decade ahead. They attribute the changes to a variety of factors, from people knowing and interacting with someone […]
Gun Violence in America
Trends in firearm crime and homicides from 1993 to the present.
Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware
National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a general decline in violent crime, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. Beneath the long-term trend, though, are big differences by decade: Violence plunged through the 1990s, but has declined less dramatically since 2000.