Venezuelans gloomy about their standard of living, nation’s economy
Just a third of Venezuelans say their standard of living is improving, a record low.
Plurality of Americans support current level of defense spending
A plurality of Americans say defense spending should be kept at current levels.
More hate crimes motivated by victims’ ethnicity
In about half of the cases of reported hate crimes, victims believed their ethnic background motivated the offender.
Behind Facebook’s WhatsApp purchase: A global appetite for texting
A median of 78% of mobile phone owners in emerging countries used their devices for texting.
Fed report says household borrowing is rebounding from Great Recession
Outstanding household debt increased $241 billion during last October-December, the biggest quarterly jump since 2007.
Americans’ views of Mexico, Canada diverge as Obama attends ‘Three Amigos’ summit
President Obama meets with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts at a time when the U.S. public has a positive view of Canada, but more lukewarm feelings toward Mexico.
As U.S. role in Afghanistan nears an end, more Americans see failure than success
About half of Americans say the U.S. has mostly failed to achieve its goals in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.