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.

Oct 31, 2013

U.S. image in Mexico rebounds from 2010 low

The share of Mexicans with a favorable view of the U.S. has risen 22 percentage points since passage of Arizona’s restrictive immigration law in 2010.

Oct 30, 2013

Sebelius goes before Congress amid negative public view of health exchanges

Surveyed shortly after the online health insurance exchanges launched, a plurality of Americans said they were not working well or at all.

Oct 29, 2013

Republicans face a divide in their party on immigration

More than eight-in-ten Tea Party Republicans say granting legal status to undocumented immigrants would reward illegal behavior.

Oct 28, 2013

Twitter served as a lifeline of information during Hurricane Sandy

More than 20 million tweets were posted on Twitter in a five day period covering the approach and aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Oct 25, 2013

Half of Americans say it’s essential to reform immigration this year

President Obama called yesterday for action this year on immigration; about half of Americans said passage of major legislation this year was essential.

Oct 23, 2013

Report questions drone use, widely unpopular globally, but not in the U.S.

A new report raises “serious concerns” about the U.S. drone campaign in Pakistan. U.S. public opinion about the use of drones in general sharply differs from the widespread opposition to the missile strikes among other nations.

Oct 21, 2013

IRS viewed least favorably among federal agencies

The IRS was rated less favorably than any of the other federal agencies tested in a new Pew Research survey; 51% had a negative opinion.