Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center

Majority of U.S. Adults Say Homosexuality Should be Accepted by Society, New Study

National
Survey researchers face a number of challenges in measuring LGBT identity, and there is no consensus about how best to measure sexual orientation. Some rely on respondents self-identifying as LGBT, while others base their estimates on reports of sexual behavior or sexual attraction, which usually result in higher estimates. ...
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Female Police Officers’ Experiences Diverge Male Counterparts, Study Finds

National
Six-in-ten female officers say they have been verbally abused by a citizen while on duty in the past month, compared with 69% of men. ...
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Study Shows Strong Global Support for Gender Equality, Especially Among Women

International
The strongest support for women having the same rights as men is found in Europe, followed by Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. ...
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Study: Women Living with Family Returns to 1940 Level

National
Today’s young women are more likely to be college educated and unmarried than earlier generations of American women in their age group. ...
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U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious, Study Shows

Faith and Religion
Slightly smaller shares of Americans believe in God and attend religious services than in 2007. ...
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Fewer Americans Reading Print Books, New Survey Finds

Entertainment
Those most likely to be book readers included women; young adults; those with higher levels of education and higher household income; and whites. ...
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Justin Trudeau and What Canada’s New Government Might Mean for U.S. Relations

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau/Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press
International
Justin Trudeau, son of a former Liberal leader, will be the first member of his party to serve as prime minister since 2006. ...
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Fewer Than Half of Catholics Believe Homosexuality is a Sin, New Report

Faith and Religion
Nearly half of Catholics (47 percent) said they have a close friend or family member who is gay. ...
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Study: 24% of Americans View the GOP and Democratic Party Unfavorably

Bernie Sanders
Politics
The rise of “outsider” presidential candidates (Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders) has focused attention on political frustration in the United States. ...
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Half of Unmarried LGBT Americans Say They Would Like to Wed

National
Among the large majority of LGBT respondents who were unmarried or separated at the time of the survey, 52 percent said they would like to get married in the future. ...
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