Polls show strong support for minimum wage hike
According to recent polls, one issue on which Obama can count on strong public support is his call for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.
As Obama meets with Netanyahu, Americans are divided on U.S. role in Israeli-Palestinian dispute
Nearly as many Americans (39%) say the U.S. should be less involved in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian dispute as say it should remain as involved as it currently is (36%). About a fifth of Americans say the U.S. should be more involved.
Kaiser: Potential customers of health exchanges lean towards low-cost, narrower plans
The most-likely customers of health exchanges lean towards low-cost, narrower plans.
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.