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.
On first trip as pope, Francis visits Brazil for World Youth Day
Out of the more than 120 million Catholics in Brazil, 32.6 million are between 15 and 29 years old.
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.
As population ages, more Americans becoming caregivers
Four in 10 U.S. adults are caring for a loved one with significant health issues.
Near-even public split on military sexual-assault plan conceals partisan divisions
45% of Americans say Congress should change the law to address sexual-assault problems in the military.
Most Americans say legal status for undocumented immigrants would help the economy
Three-quarters of Americans say it would be better for the economy for undocumented immigrants to gain legal status.
The number of American single fathers has grown substantially
The number of single father households has increased about ninefold since 1960, from less than 300,000 to more than 2.6 million in 2011.
As Obama weighs his decision, most Americans support building Keystone pipeline
Two-thirds of Americans, including majorities among partisan groups, favor building the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport oil from Canada to U.S. refineries.
Tea Party Republicans believe legal status would reward undocumented immigrants
More than eight-in-ten Tea Party Republicans say granting legal status to undocumented immigrants would reward illegal behavior.