Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Increasingly, Americans Prefer Going to the Movies at Home
As the summer blockbuster movie season begins, a new Pew Research Center survey finds three-quarters of all adults now say they would prefer to watch movies at home, up from 67% in 1994.
The Iraq-Vietnam Difference
This time, the opposition runs strongly along party lines.
The Cell Phone Challenge to Polling
While Americans who rely solely on a cell phone for telephone service differ in their demographics from land-line subscribers, a new study finds that so far the results obtained by surveys that exclude cell-only users are not significantly affected.
Is Massachusetts a Model for Broader Health Coverage?
The Bay State’s ambitious plan to see that nearly all its citizens have health insurance depends on some unique local conditions, but policymakers in other states are eying components that could be duplicated elsewhere.
Calling Mom on Mother’s Day. And the Day Before. And the Day After.
The traditional holiday phone call to mom may not have the impact it once had- not because fewer sons and daughters remember to call, but because more are already talking to mom every other day of the year.
The Problem of American Exceptionalism
In an excerpt from their new book, America Against the World, Pew Research Center President Andrew Kohut and journalist Bruce Stokes examine the major factors, real and imagined, that contribute to the global rise in anti-Americanism.
Attitudes Toward Immigration in Red and Blue
New analysis finds predominantly Republican “red” as well as swing counties significantly more opposed to immigration – both legal and illegal – than are predominantly Democratic “blue” counties, where immigrants are much more populous.
Once Again, The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be
Barely a third of today’s adults expect today’s children to grow up better off than people are now.
Will White Evangelicals Desert the GOP?
Although President Bush’s approval rating has declined as much among white evangelicals as among the public as a whole, so far evangelicals don’t seem likely to abandon the GOP this fall.
Finding Answers Online In Sickness and In Health
Americans rely on the internet for important health information now more than ever and many say it’s their most important source of help when illness strikes.