Sep 9, 2013

Most Americans see terrorism as part of life in the future

Three-quarters of Americans said in the wake of the Boston bombings that occasional acts of terrorism will be part of U.S. life in the future.

Sep 6, 2013

Incarceration gap widens between whites and blacks

Black men were more than six times as likely as white men in 2010 to be incarcerated in federal and state prisons, and local jails.

Sep 5, 2013

What strategies do YOU use to protect your online identity?

A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project finds that 86% of internet users have taken steps online to remove or mask their digital footprints. We ask readers to share their own strategies and experiences.

Sep 2, 2013

Opinion of unions is up, membership down

About half of Americans have a favorable view of labor unions, up 10 percentage points since 2011.

Aug 30, 2013

Majority of Americans say government should not force federal marijuana laws on states

Six-in-ten Americans say that the federal government should not enforce its marijuana laws in states that permit use.

Aug 29, 2013

Many Americans unsure if the health care law is still in effect

More than four-in-ten Americans think the new health care law has been repealed, overturned in court or are just unsure whether it remains the law.

Aug 28, 2013

Did you check your inbox while on vacation? Americans are divided on answer

Nearly half of American workers said they preferred to let their email pile up while on vacation and dig out when they got back; 42% kept up with mail every day.

Aug 26, 2013

Battles over the debt ceiling have been bad for Congress

Favorable ratings of Congress fell to one of its lowest points in two decades after the last battle over the federal debt ceiling in 2011.

Aug 23, 2013

Back to school likely means a return to weekly writing assignments for many students

Nearly six-in-ten middle and high school teachers said they had students do a writing assignment at least once a week.

Aug 15, 2013

Decades after war’s end, some of Japan’s neighbors still see need for atonement

On the 68th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, publics in some countries in Asia — notably South Korea and China — believe that Japan still has not sufficiently apologized for its actions during the conflict.