Having a secure job replaces homeownership as the key to being middle-class
Nearly nine-in-ten Americans now say having a secure job is essential to being in the middle-class; in 1991, it was homeownership.
Racial and ethnic groups view “radical life extension” differently
Blacks and Hispanics (46% each) are somewhat more inclined than whites (34%) to say they would want treatments to dramatically extend life.
Tea Party Republicans exert stronger influence in GOP primaries
There is a 17-point gap between the percentage of Tea Party Republicans (62%) and non-Tea Party Republicans (45%) who say they always vote in primary elections.
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.
Internet phone calling is on the rise
Almost a third of American internet users now place phone calls online using platforms such as Skype or Vonage.
Many Americans see growth of the nonreligious as a ’bad thing’
About half of Americans say the growing number of people who are not religious is bad for American society.
Few students likely to use print books for research
Only 12% of teachers say their students are “very likely” to use printed books in a research assignment.
Americans want to mind their own business
Nearly half of Americans say the country should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own.