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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About six-in-ten Americans looking forward to Olympics
The share of Americans who say they’re looking forward to the Winter Olympics.
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.
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.
Public sees GOP as less willing than Democrats to reach across the aisle
The public sees Democrats as more willing than Republicans to work with leaders from the other party by a 25-point margin.