Republicans, Democrats both divided on whether media should report on secret anti-terror methods
Just over half of Democrats and Republicans think news organizations should not report the government’s secret anti-terrorism methods.
Russia’s anti-gay laws in line with public’s views on homosexuality
About three-quarters of Russians don’t think homosexuality should be accepted by society.
Since end-of-term rulings, a significant decrease in Supreme Court favorability among blacks
A much smaller percentage of African Americans view the Supreme Court favorably after the end of the recent term than in March.
Respect for journalists’ contributions has fallen significantly in recent years
About three-in-ten Americans say journalists contribute “a lot” to society’s well-being, a 10-percentage-point drop from four years ago.
Japanese satisfaction with country is at an eight-year high
A third of Japanese are satisfied with the direction of their country.
On the 44th anniversary, Americans less impressed by the first walk on the moon
A small percentage of Americans still view Armstrong’s walk on the moon as a top American achievement.
India ends the telegram, but internet access is not close behind
A chapter in technology history comes to a close today, when India’s state-owned telecom company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, will send its last telegram after 163 years.
Royal baby news? Most Americans don’t follow the British royal family
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge – formerly known as Kate Middleton – are expecting the birth of their first child any day now, an event that will once again bring the royal family into the spotlight, whether the public welcomes the news coverage or not. In December 2012, a quarter of Americans said […]
Global restrictions on religion increased following the Arab Spring
In 2011, a strong majority of the world’s population lived in countries with high religious restrictions.
A generational gap in American patriotism
Compared to other generations, a smaller percentage of Millennials say the U.S. is the greatest country in the world.