Americans see growing gap between rich and poor
The issue of income inequality is back in the news at a time when the U.S. public believes there is a growing gulf between rich and poor that is likely to continue.
Republicans gloomier about U.S. role in the world
Partisanship is a major factor in a new Pew Research Center survey showing that a growing number of Americans believe the U.S. is less respected in the world and plays a less important role globally than 10 years ago.
Harvard poll finds Millennials have turned sour on Obama
A new survey by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics finds that 18-to-29 year olds now have a more negative view of his presidency. But the declines are not greater than those of other age groups.
Americans put low priority on promoting democracy abroad
Promoting democracy abroad was cited as a top foreign policy priority by just 18% of Americans.
As tensions rise in Asia, a look at how Japanese, South Koreans and Chinese view each other
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.
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
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.
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.
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.