Just Under Half of Public Sees Action on Gun Laws as Essential this Year
Though nearly half of the public says it is essential for the president and Congress to act on major gun legislation this year, Democrats are much more likely to say this than Republicans.
Top Reason for Taking a Break from Facebook: Too Busy
About one-in-five (21%) Facebook users who took a break from the service say they did so because they were too busy and didn’t have time for it.
Most Adult Children of Immigrants Say They Are “Typical Americans”
About six-in-ten U.S.-born children of Hispanic and Asian-Americans consider themselves to be a “typical American.”
Majority of U.S. Catholics Say Next Pope Should Allow Priests to Marry
About six-in-ten U.S. Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry.
French Have Much More Confidence in Obama Than They Had in Bush
In 2012, nearly nine-in-ten in France said they had confidence in U.S. President Barack Obama to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
Most Legal Mexican Immigrants Have Not Yet Become Citizens
Just over a third of Mexican immigrants who are legally in the U.S. have been naturalized, a number far lower than for those from other countries.
A Majority of Americans Frustrated with the Federal Government
About six-in-ten Americans say they are frustrated with the federal government, continuing a 15-year pattern.
Most Americans Say the U.S. Can Trust Japan
About six-in-ten Americans say the U.S. can trust Japan. That’s near the highest levels of trust among the nine nations tested.
Strong Support for Lifting Ban on Women in Combat Roles
Two-thirds of the public support the Pentagon’s decision to lift the ban on women in combat roles, including roughly equal numbers of men and women.
Arab Publics Turning to Social Networks to Express Political Views
In a survey of 21 countries last spring, a median of 34% of social network users said they shared views on politics online. That figure was far higher in Arab nations.