Fact TankOct 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.

Fact TankOct 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.

Fact TankOct 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.

GlobalOct 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.

Fact TankOct 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.

U.S. PoliticsOct 18, 2013

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.

U.S. PoliticsOct 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.

Fact TankOct 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.

Media & NewsOct 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.

Fact TankOct 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.