Dec 2, 2013

As tensions rise in Asia, a look at how Japanese, South Koreans and Chinese view each other

Vice President Joseph Biden is in Asia on a trip that will take him to Japan, South Korea and China for high-level meetings that come at a time when tensions have ratcheted up in the region over China’s decision to declare an air defense zone over disputed islands – just one of the issues underlying […]

Nov 26, 2013

Anxious about the economy, more Americans worry about their jobs

About six-in-ten Americans worry that they will lose their jobs due to the current state of the economy.

Nov 22, 2013

Democrats’ support of health care law falls after rocky rollout

Support for the new health care law took a beating in November – particularly among Democrats – during a period when many Americans paid close attention to the heavy news coverage of its problem-plagued rollout, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking poll released today

Nov 21, 2013

First female marines graduate from corps’ grueling infantry course

Three entry-level enlisted women graduate today from the Marine Corps’ infantry training course, as military researches readiness of women for combat roles.

Nov 20, 2013

Public has mixed views about government regulation of banks

About half of Americans believe the government has not gone far enough in regulating financial institutions, but a substantial segment of the public disagrees.

Nov 19, 2013

Beirut bombings follow fears of Syrian war fallout

A pair of suicide bombings today struck near the Iranian Embassy in Lebanon, the latest violence in a country where concerns have run high about Iran’s influence and the spillover of violence from the civil war in Syria.

Nov 19, 2013

Gettysburg Address: Americans still find the Civil War relevant to today’s politics

Today is the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, his speech about a war that more than half of Americans say is still relevant to modern day U.S. politics.

Nov 13, 2013

Homeland Security is viewed favorably by Americans ahead of Jeh Johnson’s hearing

About two-thirds of Americans have a positive view of the Department of Homeland Security.

Nov 11, 2013

U.S., Middle East publics less concerned about climate change than those in other nations

The UN Climate Change Conference convened today in Warsaw with a call for governments to reach an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The talks begin against a public opinion backdrop in which fewer Americans see global climate change as a major threat than do people in most other regions.

Nov 1, 2013

Americans divided over whether U.S. achieved its goals in Iraq

A decade after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, 46% of Americans believe the U.S. achieved its goals there while 43% said it had not.