Global Aug. 24, 2006

Parental Pressure on Students: Not Enough in America; Too Much in Asia

Americans think parents here are too lax; Asians think parents there are too tough.

Pew Research Center Aug. 23, 2006

“Remedy” Ads May be Hazardous to Your Health

Find out why it might make sense to put health warnings on self-improvement ads. And learn what happens to companies whose CEO’s are narcissists.

Pew Research Center Aug. 17, 2006

The Surprising Impact of Global Warming on Tourism

Which countries will win, which ones will lose in the race for tourism dollars as global warming heats up. (Hint: Book that Mongolian vacation now.) And did embedded reporters slant the news in Iraq?

Pew Research Center Aug. 17, 2006

The French-Muslim Connection

When Muslim youths rioted in French suburbs last year, critics were quick to fault the French assimilation model. But recent findings suggest that the French can claim some success.

Global Aug. 10, 2006

In Great Britain, Muslims Worry About Islamic Extremism

Even before British authorities announced they had thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up airplanes, many people in Britain – including Muslims – were very concerned about Islamic extremism.

Hispanic Aug. 10, 2006

Does Immigration Hurt U.S. Workers?

One of the questions at the heart of the immigration policy debate is whether the influx of workers from abroad hurts the employment prospects of U.S.-born workers. But it’s a question with no simple answers, according to our analysis of state level employment data.

Pew Research Center Aug. 8, 2006

A Do-Nothing Congress That’s Done Too Much of the Wrong Thing

Approval ratings and reelect numbers are way down.

Global Jul. 26, 2006

Lebanon’s Muslims: Relatively Secular and Pro-Christian

But on many issues, including terrorism, Lebanon’s Muslim majority shares the views of other Muslims in the Middle East. In particular, Lebanon’s Muslims — as well as its Christians — are strongly anti-Israel.

Pew Research Center Jul. 26, 2006

Wedge Issues on the Ballot

Democratic leaders, impressed by the purported success of GOP-backed ballot initiatives to ban same sex marriage in the 2004 election are pushing their own wedge initiatives to increase the minimum wage. But are such ballot measures really as potent as claimed?

Pew Research Center Jul. 19, 2006

The U.S. Public’s Pro-Israel History

A substantial plurality of the American public has been steadfast in its support for Israel as the intensity of armed conflict in the Middle East has waxed and waned through the years.