More white evangelicals than American Jews say God gave Israel to the Jewish people
A majority of white evangelicals believe God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people, compared with 40% of American Jews who believe the same.
About half of Americans say the political parties have grown so far apart that they can’t agree on solutions
Almost half of Americans say Congress is gridlocked because of the wide partisan gap; more than a third say it’s because of a few members who won’t compromise.
How much might a government shutdown cost? Plenty, history says
The estimated cost of the two federal government shutdowns in fiscal 1996 was more than $1.4 billion ($2.1 billion in today’s dollars).
Public says news coverage of health care law shortchanges practical information
A majority of Americans say the news media’s coverage of the law has been focused on politics and controversies, rather than how it will impact people.
Child labor is declining but still common in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia
The International Labor Organization estimates there are 168 million child laborers worldwide, a third fewer than in 2000.
Republicans divided on impact of shutdown, willingness to compromise
The share of Tea Party Republicans who say the economic effect of a government shutdown will be major is 21 points lower than others in the GOP.
The Middle East has the dimmest view of the United Nations
A median of 56% in seven Middle Eastern and North African countries had an unfavorable view of the United Nations.
Most Americans have not felt impact of new health care law
About six-in-ten Americans have yet to see much impact from the health care law.
Global public opinion of Iran remains decidedly negative
A median of 20% across 39 countries have a favorable view of Iran
Majority of Americans say banks, large corporations benefitted most from U.S. economic policies
Nearly seven-in-ten Americans say large banks and financial institutions have benefited the most from post-recession government policies.