Dec 9, 2014

Americans’ views on use of torture in fighting terrorism have been mixed

In August 2011, 53% of Americans said the use of torture to question suspected terrorists could be often or sometimes justified, while 42% said it could only rarely be justified or not justified at all.

Dec 1, 2014

The darkest side of online harassment: Menacing behavior

Most online harassment consists of name-calling or trying to embarrass someone, but there is also the darker side of physical threats, stalking, sexual harassment and being harassed for a long period of time.

Nov 26, 2014

Ferguson highlights deep divisions between blacks and whites in America

One of the most persistent gaps between blacks and whites involves their levels of confidence in police.

Nov 13, 2014

Obama vs. the Republicans on environmental issues: How the public views them

While President Obama’s stock with the public has taken a beating, the environment is one area where he maintains an advantage over the GOP.

Nov 7, 2014

Why can’t we all get along? Challenges ahead for bipartisan cooperation

President Obama meets Friday with Republican leaders after their election day victories to talk about cooperation on key issues. We review the public opinion challenges facing both parties in any quest for bipartisanship.

Nov 4, 2014

6 facts about the electorate on midterm day

Six facts about the 2014 electorate culled from Pew Research surveys and analyses during this midterm year.

Sep 4, 2014

5 takeaways on how Americans view a world in crisis

The crises in the Middle East with ISIS and the power struggle with Russian in the Ukraine have caused Americans shift to their views on U.S. global involvement.

Jun 12, 2014

More Americans say U.S. failed to achieve its goals in Iraq

As Sunni militants make a major military push against the central government in Iraq, the Obama administration is said to have rebuffed requests from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to use drones to strike at extremist bases. That reported reluctance follows years of U.S. military intervention in Iraq that many Americans say was misguided and failed to achieve its goals.

Jun 6, 2014

On D-Day anniversary, only 1 million World War II veterans still alive

By the next decennial anniversary, the VA estimates that their numbers will be down to 81,117.

Jun 2, 2014

EPA to propose power plant pollution cuts, an idea the public has backed

President Obama is expected to announce a new rule cutting emissions from coal-fired power plants. A Pew Research Center survey last September found support for action to cut emissions.