Feb 19, 2014

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.

Feb 14, 2014

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.

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.