Older Americans Have Been Highly Resistant to Medicare Changes
Older Americans are warier of changes to Medicare than are younger people. They are more positive about the way the program operates, less apt to think that changes are needed and far less disposed towards Paul Ryan’s proposal to reshape Medicare.
Party Affiliation and Election Polls
In every campaign cycle, pollwatchers pay close attention to the details of every election survey. And well they should. But focusing on the partisan balance of surveys is, in almost every circumstance, the wrong place to look.
Romney’s Overseas Trip a Chance to Burnish Foreign Policy Credentials
Mitt Romney’s trip to Europe and Israel this week highlights a potential weakness of his candidacy.
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.