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?

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.

Internet & Tech Jul. 19, 2006

A Blogger Portrait

A new, national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers and that only a small proportion focus their coverage on politics, media, government, or technology.

Media & News Jul. 19, 2006

Radio News Roundtable

Where does audio (or radio) lie on the fragmenting old media vs. new media spectrum? Can this medium, with its long, rich history, evolve to fit a changing information universe, or is it an endangered species?

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.

Global Jul. 13, 2006

G8 Summiteers Inspire Little Confidence Around the Globe

When President George W. Bush is greeted by his host, President Vladimir Putin at this weekend’s G8 meeting in St. Petersburg, neither one can feel secure in the confidence placed in their leadership by the citizens of major countries around the globe. But the latest Pew Global Attitudes survey also finds that the other leaders at the annual summit also earn generally low marks for their handling of world affairs.

U.S. Politics Jul. 13, 2006

The Heat Over Global Warming

New findings from a Pew Research Center for the People & the Press poll show that public attitudes about global warming are deeply divided along partisan lines. But even among Democrats, global warming ranks low relative to other issue priorities.

Hispanic Jul. 13, 2006

2006 National Survey of Latinos: The Immigration Debate

New survey finds Hispanics in the U.S. are feeling discriminated against, politically energized and unified following the immigration policy debate and the pro-immigration marches this spring.

Hispanic Jul. 6, 2006

Gender and Migration

America departs from a reported worldwide trend toward an increasing number of female migrants. The continued predominance of male migrants into the United States is explained by the relatively large proportion of illegal entrants among their numbers.

Pew Research Center Jul. 6, 2006

Do the Democrats Have a ’God Problem’?

Religion’s Political Power