As Obama weighs his decision, most Americans support building Keystone pipeline
Two-thirds of Americans, including majorities among partisan groups, favor building the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport oil from Canada to U.S. refineries.
Tea Party Republicans believe legal status would reward undocumented immigrants
More than eight-in-ten Tea Party Republicans say granting legal status to undocumented immigrants would reward illegal behavior.
Challenge for Egypt: Finding leaders with wide support
Political unrest continued in Egypt after a chaotic political week in which two of the key players – both unpopular with the Egyptian public – illustrated the difficulty in finding a leader who can overcome the country’s divisions.
Households owing student loan debts at record levels
About one out of five of the nation’s households owed student debt in 2010, more than double the share two decades earlier.
Most Americans believe climate change is real, but fewer see it as a threat
Four-in-ten Americans see global climate change as a major threat to the U.S., fewer than publics in other countries.
How LGBT adults see society and how the public sees them
Two Pew Research Center surveys — one of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults and the other of the American public — found a common thread: that society as a whole has become more accepting of gays and lesbians.
Fewer Americans have negative views of more gays raising children
Currently, 35% of Americans say the increase in gay and lesbian couples raising children is a bad thing, a decline from recent years.
Israelis and Palestinians have sharply different views of U.S., but want its help in resolving conflict
There is a 67 percentage point divide between Israelis, who have a favorable view of the U.S., and Palestinians who have a positive view.
Chart of the Week: The ’young invincibles’ and health insurance
Most Americans believe government surveillance program helped prevent terrorist attacks
A majority of Americans think the government’s collection of phone and internet data has helped prevent terrorist attacks.