Public ranks the deficit much higher than immigration overhaul as a priority
About half of Americans believe it is essential for the president and Congress to enact major immigration legislation this year.
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.
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.
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.
Opinion of unions is up, membership down
About half of Americans have a favorable view of labor unions, up 10 percentage points since 2011.
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.
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More than four-in-ten Americans think the new health care law has been repealed, overturned in court or are just unsure whether it remains the law.
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.
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.
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.