U.S. PoliticsFebruary 14, 2014

As U.S. role in Afghanistan nears an end, more Americans see failure than success

About half of Americans say the U.S. has mostly failed to achieve its goals in Afghanistan.

ReligionFebruary 12, 2014

Support for death penalty drops among Americans

More than half of Americans favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, down from 78% in 1996.

Fact TankFebruary 11, 2014

U.S.-French views of each other much improved as Hollande pays a visit

About six-in-ten Americans have a favorable view of France, much improved after tensions over Iraq in 2003.

Fact TankFebruary 10, 2014

Few in LGBT community see pro sports as friendly

Just 4% of LGBT adults in the U.S. said that professional sports leagues are friendly toward LGBT people.

ReligionFebruary 6, 2014

Obama advocates for global religious freedom at a time of high restrictions

About two-thirds of the world’s population lives in countries with high or very high government restrictions on religion.

Fact TankFebruary 5, 2014

Most Americans have negative view of Putin as Sochi games begin

About six-in-ten Americans have an unfavorable view of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a Washington Post/ABC News survey.

Internet & TechFebruary 4, 2014

Overseas users power Facebook’s growth; more going mobile-only

The number of Facebook users who log into the social-networking service or share content through it on any given day.

Fact TankFebruary 3, 2014

About six-in-ten Americans looking forward to Olympics

The share of Americans who say they’re looking forward to the Winter Olympics.

Fact TankJanuary 31, 2014

More than half of Americans look forward to Super Bowl XLVIII

A majority of Americans were looking forward to this year’s Super Bowl when asked in early January.

Fact TankJanuary 30, 2014

Views of health care law among uninsured Americans turn more negative

The share of Americans without insurance who have an unfavorable view of the health care law outnumber those with positive views by almost two-to-one.