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.

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.