Feb 10, 2014

Americans like Michelle Obama, except for conservative Republicans

There’s been at least one constant in how the public views the Obama administration — the large number of Americans who have a favorable view of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Feb 5, 2014

Most Americans have negative view of Putin as Sochi games begin

About six-in-ten Americans have an unfavorable view of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a Washington Post/ABC News survey.

Jan 30, 2014

Views of health care law among uninsured Americans turn more negative

The share of Americans without insurance who have an unfavorable view of the health care law outnumber those with positive views by almost two-to-one.

Jan 29, 2014

Public sees GOP as less willing than Democrats to reach across the aisle

The public sees Democrats as more willing than Republicans to work with leaders from the other party by a 25-point margin.

Jan 28, 2014

Obama’s approval number is near his lowest as he delivers State of the Union address

President Obama’s job approval rating stands at 43% as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address.

Jan 13, 2014

Obama lags his predecessors in recess appointments

In his six years in office, Barack Obama has made 32 recess appointments to federal positions.

Jan 10, 2014

Fewer Americans see cigarette smoking as a major public health problem

About half of Americans rank cigarette smoking as a serious public health problem.

Jan 9, 2014

Americans with just basic cell phones are a dwindling breed

The share of Americans who have a basic cellular phone that is not a smartphone has dropped 33 percentage points since 2005.

Jan 7, 2014

Number of older Americans in the workforce is on the rise

The share of Americans ages 65 to 74 who are in the nation’s workforce is expected to break the 30% mark by 2022.

Dec 27, 2013

Chart of the Week: Where the loss of unemployment benefits will hit

A map from the Washington Post shows the states where the expiration of unemployment benefits on Saturday will have the most impact.