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Jun. 25, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage State-by-State

To date, courts, legislatures and voters in 19 states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage, while 28 states have amended their constitutions to ban gay marriage. This interactive shows the change in each state’s policy over time.

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May. 7, 2014

U.S. Hispanics: Religious, Social and Political Differences

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May. 7, 2014

The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States

A new survey finds that nearly one-in-four Hispanic adults are now former Catholics, while rising numbers are Protestant or unaffiliated with any religion.

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Mar. 28, 2014

Shrinking Majority of Americans Support Death Penalty

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, 55% of U.S. adults say they favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder. A significant minority (37%) oppose the practice.

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Mar. 28, 2014

Number of Executions in Each State Since 1977

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Mar. 10, 2014

Changing Attitudes on Gay Marriage

A series of graphics shows how public opinion toward same-sex marriage has changed in Pew Research Center polls since 2001. See how much opinion varies by generation, religious group, gender, race and political party.

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Jan. 14, 2014

Religious Hostilities Reach Six-Year High

A third of the 198 countries studied had a high or very high level of social hostilities involving religion in 2012. About three-in-ten countries had a high or very high level of government restrictions on religion, roughly the same as in 2011.