Oct. 9, 2013

Tea Party backlash? Not among rank-and-file Republicans

Just 18% of Republicans believe their leaders are paying too much attention to the Tea Party.

Oct. 7, 2013

Supreme Court starts new term coming off record-low ratings

The Supreme Court began its new term today, after seeing its favorability ratings drop following rulings during its last term.

Oct. 7, 2013

Obama bows out of Asian summit amid mixed views of U.S., China in region

President Obama’s decision to cancel his trip to the Pacific Rim economic summit because of the political battle at home over the budget and debt ceiling comes at a time when publics in the region have mixed views about the U.S. and China.

Oct. 4, 2013

Most of the uninsured plan to get coverage soon, but not necessarily because of the law

A majority of Americans without health insurance say they will obtain it in the next six months, but only 26% say it is because of the health law’s requirement.

Oct. 3, 2013

20 facts from Pew Research Center

These findings drew broad public interest.

Oct. 2, 2013

About half of Americans say the political parties have grown so far apart that they can’t agree on solutions

Almost half of Americans say Congress is gridlocked because of the wide partisan gap; more than a third say it’s because of a few members who won’t compromise.

Sep. 30, 2013

Public says news coverage of health care law shortchanges practical information

A majority of Americans say the news media’s coverage of the law has been focused on politics and controversies, rather than how it will impact people.

Sep. 26, 2013

Republicans divided on impact of shutdown, willingness to compromise

The share of Tea Party Republicans who say the economic effect of a government shutdown will be major is 21 points lower than others in the GOP.

Sep. 25, 2013

The Middle East has the dimmest view of the United Nations

A median of 56% in seven Middle Eastern and North African countries had an unfavorable view of the United Nations.

Sep. 24, 2013

Most Americans have not felt impact of new health care law

About six-in-ten Americans have yet to see much impact from the health care law.