Kerry faces public skepticism among Israelis and Palestinians in effort to revive peace process
As Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Middle East this week in the hope of reinvigorating the dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace process, he will confront considerable public skepticism in the region about the prospects for peace.
A majority of Americans still support use of drones despite questions
Despite questions raised about the program, a majority of Americans continue to support the use of drone strikes against suspected terrorists.
Polling when public attention is limited: Different questions, different results
Different outcomes in different polls about the subpoenas served on the Associated Press in a Justice Department leak investigation were a case study in the challenges pollsters face in a breaking news environment when public attention and information is relatively limited.
Citizen eyewitnesses provide majority of top online news videos in Oklahoma tornado disaster
In recent years, natural disasters around the world have been chronicled by a new kind of visual journalism, often produced by citizen eyewitnesses and posted to the video sharing site YouTube. These videos represent a way of “crowdsourcing” a dramatic breaking news event, frequently before professional journalists can arrive on the scene.
Contraception Coverage Mandate Back In Spotlight
Over the past year or so, several dozen business owners have sued the federal government over a provision in the 2010 Affordable Care Act that requires many employers to include free coverage of contraceptive services in their employees’ health insurance plans.
Public wants tax reform. But what kind of reform?
While Americans increasingly see the tax system in need of repair, there is no consensus about its biggest shortcomings.
Majority of Americans say immigration policy needs sweeping changes
Three-in-four Americans say they think the immigration system needs “major changes” or “to be completely rebuilt.”
Introducing Fact Tank
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How Teens Share on Social Media
Teens are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends. Most teen social media users say they aren’t very concerned about third-party access to their data.
Interest in IRS, Benghazi News Divided by Party
So far, public interest in a trio of controversies connected to the Obama administration remains limited. Republicans are following the stories much more closely.