The “been down so long it looks like up” economy
Fewer than one in five Americans rate the U.S. economy as “excellent” or “good”
Eligible Latino voters who didn’t go to polls in 2012 outnumbered those who did
While a record 11.2 million Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election, an even greater number – 12.1 million—eligible voters did not do so.
Another Gender Gap: Men Spend More Time in Leisure Activities
Men spend more time than women – about five hours more a week – in leisure activities such as TV, playing games and sports.
World’s Muslim population more widespread than you might think
There are about 1.6 billion Muslims, or 23% of the world’s population, making Islam the second-largest religion.
Most Americans say global warming is real, but opinions split on why
Nearly seven in 10 Americans agree that there’s solid evidence the earth’s average temperature has been rising over the past few decades.
Prime Minister Erdogan popular in Turkey broadly, but less so in Istanbul
A majority of Turks say they have a favorable view of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan
A minority of Americans own guns, but just how many is unclear
More than a third of Americans say they or someone in their household owns a gun.
Nearly half of adults say they’ve tried marijuana, but not recently
About one in eight Americans say they’ve used marijuana within the past year.
Gun policy more of a “make or break” voting issue for gun rights defenders
Gun rights supporters are 10 percentage points more likely than gun control advocates to say they would not vote for a candidate who differs on the issue.
Internet adoption becomes nearly universal among some groups, but others lag behind
Most Americans ages 18 and older use the internet at least occasionally.