Internet & Tech Jun. 14, 2006

Surfing to the Bank

Some 63 million Americans now let their keyboards do their banking, as online financial housekeeping has burgeoned along with internet use generally. But the “trust gap” may limit further growth, especially among less financially experienced internet users.

U.S. Politics Jun. 6, 2006

Bush’s Troubles Shake the GOP Base

Within the GOP, the president’s support has faded fastest among moderates and liberals. The drop among conservatives has been more gradual, but the implications are just as serious.

U.S. Politics Jun. 6, 2006

Two Americas, One American

The differences that divide us are much smaller than those that set us apart from the rest of the world

Religion Jun. 6, 2006

Islam and the West

The well-known scholar and supporter of the Iraq invasion gives his views on progress of the war, confrontation with Iran and democracy in the Muslim world.

Internet & Tech May. 30, 2006

Home Broadband Goes Mainstream

The number of Americans with fast internet connections at home has jumped from 60 million in March 2005 to 84 million in March 2006.

Hispanic May. 30, 2006

The Optimistic Immigrant

Hispanics in general, and recent immigrants in particular, are more inclined than blacks or whites to take an upbeat view about one of the most enduring tenets of the American dream — that each generation will do better in life than the one that preceded it.

U.S. Politics May. 30, 2006

Politics and the “DotNet” Generation

Not only is there evidence of a reawakening of young people to public life, but today’s youth are politically distinctive in many ways.

May. 23, 2006

Gambling: As the Take Rises, So Does Public Concern

A new study from the Pew Research Center finds a modest backlash in attitudes toward legalized gambling, even as the public is spending more money on more forms of legal gambling.

Global May. 23, 2006

Where Terrorism Finds Support in the Muslim World

Attitudes toward suicide bombings and other terrorist acts directed against civilians depend more on where those activities take place — and who they are directed against — than on demographic or other differences among Muslim populations.

Hispanic May. 23, 2006

The Overstayers

Nearly half of all the unauthorized migrants now living in the U.S. entered the country legally, according to a new Pew Hispanic Center estimate.