Social Issues

by Robert Bird and Frank Newport

White Americans became less racially resentful during the Obama years compared with the years before he took office. This change was evident among independents and Democrats, but not among Republicans.

Long before Amazon made shopping at big-box stores and malls seem old fashioned, "chain stores" were the disruptive force in American commerce.

Eight in 10 Americans said in 1999 that Columbine was not an isolated incident, but rather a sign that something was "seriously wrong" in the U.S.

by Andrew Dugan and Frank Newport

President Donald Trump's recent executive order about the environment comes at a time when Americans have become more worried about the environment and less worried about energy.

Seven of the top 10 reasons Americans gave for the problem of teenage delinquency in 1954 had to do with bad parenting, especially lack of discipline.

Americans are mixed about how much the environment affects their consumer behavior. A solid majority have bought products that might help the environment, but fewer have contacted businesses or bought stocks for environmental reasons.

In the years bracketing World War II, many Americans were willing to curb free speech for groups perceived to be undermining the U.S. government.

Gallup tracked the evolution of Americans' acceptance of unconventional clothing choices by women, starting with slacks.