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  • Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning

    • September 22, 2014

    Nearly three-quarters of Americans now think religion is losing influence in American life, and most who say this also see it as a bad thing. Perhaps as a consequence, a growing share of the public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics. Read More

  • How is Ideology Linked to Child-Rearing Values?

    • September 18, 2014

    From Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel, explore responses to a survey about which of 12 traits parents feel are “especially important to teach children." Read More

  • Teaching the Children: Sharp Ideological Differences, Some Common Ground

    • September 18, 2014

    People with consistently conservative political values are particularly likely to say it is important to teach children religious faith, while those with consistently liberal values stand out for the priority they give to teaching tolerance. Read More

  • Mixed Views on Trade, Foreign Investment

    • September 16, 2014

    Developing countries provide the strongest support for international trade and foreign investment, while people in many advanced economies are skeptical. Americans are among the least likely to hold a positive view of the impact of trade on jobs and wages. Read More

  • Bipartisan Support for U.S. Military Campaign against ISIS

    • September 15, 2014

    In a rare display of bipartisanship, majorities of both Republicans (64%) and Democrats (60%) approve of President Obama’s plan for a military campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. Read More