Most U.S. Catholics call addressing clergy sex abuse a top priority
After Pope Francis was elected in March, 70% of U.S. Catholics said that addressing the abuse scandal should be “a top priority” for him.
Americans put low priority on promoting democracy abroad
Promoting democracy abroad was cited as a top foreign policy priority by just 18% of Americans.
China has more internet users than any other country
There are nearly 591 million internet users in China.
Holiday shopping: Love it or hate it, more do it online
Half of Americans say they dread holiday shopping.
Anxious about the economy, more Americans worry about their jobs
About six-in-ten Americans worry that they will lose their jobs due to the current state of the economy.
Thanksgiving drivers may pay less for gasoline than last year
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline across the U.S.
Where were you when JFK was shot? Only 28.9% of Americans can answer that
Less than one-third of Americans were of age to recall personal memories from the day JFK was shot.
First female marines graduate from corps’ grueling infantry course
Three entry-level enlisted women graduate today from the Marine Corps’ infantry training course, as military researches readiness of women for combat roles.
Public has mixed views about government regulation of banks
About half of Americans believe the government has not gone far enough in regulating financial institutions, but a substantial segment of the public disagrees.
Gettysburg Address: Americans still find the Civil War relevant to today’s politics
Today is the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, his speech about a war that more than half of Americans say is still relevant to modern day U.S. politics.