Feb 25, 2014

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.

Feb 24, 2014

Plurality of Americans support current level of defense spending

A plurality of Americans say defense spending should be kept at current levels.

Feb 21, 2014

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.

Feb 20, 2014

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.

Feb 19, 2014

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.

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.