Obama Health Care Law: Where Does the Public Stand?
A summary of surveys by the Pew Research Center highlights the views of Americans on issues related to the health care law passed in 2010.
Up to 1.4 million Unauthorized Immigrants Could Benefit from New Deportation Policy
President Obama’s announcement on June 15 about changes in deportation policies could benefit up to 1.4 million unauthorized immigrants.
Debt and Deficit: A Public Opinion Dilemma
Pew Research Center President Andrew Kohut writes that there has never been an issue such as the deficit on which there has been such a consensus among the public about its importance — and such a lack of agreement about acceptable solutions.
Latino? Hispanic Neither? A Conversation on Identity
The Pew Hispanic Center’s recent report finding that most Hispanics don’t embrace the terms “Hispanic” or “Latino” drew comments from hundreds of people and was the subject of scores of newspaper and website articles. The Center has invited journalists, scholars and civic leaders to weigh in with commentaries, and the public to share their views on Facebook.
Networked: The New Social Operating System
In their new book, “Networked,” Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making and personal interaction.
Hispanic? Latino? Neither? A Conversation About Identity
A series of commentaries explore the issues raised by a recent Pew Hispanic Center survey finding that most Hispanics don’t embrace the term “Hispanic” or “Latino,” but prefer to refer to themselves by country of origin.
Survey Research, Its New Frontiers and Democracy
Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research for the Pew Research Center and president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, explores the threats and opportunities in the field of survey research, and discusses steps that can be taken to help keep survey research relevant for democracy.
Changing Views of Gay Marriage: A Deeper Analysis
President Obama’s recent expression of support for same-sex marriage has highlighted long-term changes in opinion on the issue.
Egypt on the Eve of Elections: Economy, Democracy Are Priorities
On the eve of the first presidential election of the post-Mubarak era, Egyptians remain hopeful about the future of their country, and they strongly desire both an improved economy and democratic freedoms .
College Graduation: Weighing the Cost … and the Payoff
The issue of costs and rising student debt have have touched off a national debate about the cost and value of a college education. Surveys by the Pew Research Center present this portrait of the views of the general public and college graduates on these issues.