Chart of the Week: The ’young invincibles’ and health insurance
One of the phrases coined during the debate over President Obama’s health care overhaul was the “young invincibles,” referring to the large share of young adults who did not have health insurance because they thought their age made it less likely they would get sick, or just were not in a position to afford coverage. […]
Most Americans believe government surveillance program helped prevent terrorist attacks
A majority of Americans think the government’s collection of phone and internet data has helped prevent terrorist attacks.
A majority say sexual assaults in the military are individual acts of misconduct, not systemic
A majority of Americans say reports of sexual assaults in the military represent individual acts of misconduct and not underlying problems with military culture.
As more Americans have contacts with gays and lesbians, social acceptance rises
About nine-in-ten Americans know someone who is gay or lesbian, and about a quarter say they personally know “a lot” of gay or lesbian people
As this year’s term ends, little agreement on Supreme Court’s ideological leanings
In a March poll, a plurality of Americans described the Supreme Court’s ideology as middle of the road.
U.S. aid to Syrian rebels: Public has opposed American involvement in the past
Public opinion surveys have consistently shown Americans to have little interest in the Syrian conflict and have been opposed — or lukewarm, at best, — to getting involved.
Rate of non-fatal violent crime falls since the 1990s
The rate of overall non-fatal violent crimes fell to 2,254 per 100,000 Americans in 2011, compared with 7,976 in 1993.
LGBT Americans in changing times: Tell us your story
Our first survey of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community examines their attitudes, experiences and values in today’s changing times. The survey found 92% of LGBT adults saw a society that had become more accepting of them in the last decade. But about half said they still experienced discrimination. These are some of the […]
Half of Americans who are knowledgeable about immigration bill support it
People who are relatively knowledgeable about the immigration bill favor the legislation by 50% to 33%.
Eligible Latino voters who didn’t go to polls in 2012 outnumbered those who did
While a record 11.2 million Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election, an even greater number – 12.1 million—eligible voters did not do so.