Oct 17, 2013

A majority of Americans want their lawmakers to put district wishes over national interests

A majority of the public says members of Congress should base their vote on the wishes of their district over the interest of the country.

Oct 16, 2013

Nearly 4-in-10 voters don’t want to see their own lawmaker re-elected

The share of voters who say they don’t want to see their own representative re-elected is high as it’s been in two decades.

Oct 15, 2013

There is no news junkie like a cable TV news junkie

The most dedicated cable news viewers average 72 minutes, more than an hour, of home viewing a day.

Oct 11, 2013

Dealing with deficit a top public priority, but little agreement on how

The number of Americans who said reducing the deficit was a top public priority rose 19 points between 2009 and 2013.

Oct 10, 2013

Public says dysfunctional government is nation’s top problem

A Gallup poll finds 33% of Americans cite dissatisfaction with government and elected representatives as the nation’s top issue.

Oct 9, 2013

Curbing military aid to Egypt has support among the U.S. public

The Obama administration reportedly is planning to curb U.S. military aid to Egypt, a move that many Americans would support, according to a Pew Research poll conducted in August.

Oct 9, 2013

Tea Party backlash? Not among rank-and-file Republicans

Just 18% of Republicans believe their leaders are paying too much attention to the Tea Party.

Oct 7, 2013

Supreme Court starts new term coming off record-low ratings

The Supreme Court began its new term today, after seeing its favorability ratings drop following rulings during its last term.

Oct 7, 2013

Obama bows out of Asian summit amid mixed views of U.S., China in region

President Obama’s decision to cancel his trip to the Pacific Rim economic summit because of the political battle at home over the budget and debt ceiling comes at a time when publics in the region have mixed views about the U.S. and China.

Oct 4, 2013

Most of the uninsured plan to get coverage soon, but not necessarily because of the law

A majority of Americans without health insurance say they will obtain it in the next six months, but only 26% say it is because of the health law’s requirement.