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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Democrats hold small lead over Republicans in early look at midterm elections
More than a year ahead of the 2014 congressional elections, Democrats have a six-point edge when it comes to which party voters would support in their districts.