Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
Diminishing Divide on Cultural Issues?
Even as divisive policy debates continue, public acceptance of homosexual marriage, adoption and military has increased.
50 Million Americans Get News Online Every Day
Many broadband users now say the internet is a main news source, surpassing even TV and papers, according to the Pew Internet Project.
Do Deficits Matter Anymore? Apparently Not to the Public
The federal debt has escalated in recent years but runaway deficits no longer top the political agenda as in the 1990s, according to a new poll analysis.
State of the News Media
As audiences shift to new online media, print’s problems have accelerated. But newspapers can still avoid a death spiral, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
One in five Americans (22%) now has a close relative married to someone of a different race.
Independents Sour on Incumbents
Allegations of corruption are fueling political discontent among independents, who are unhappy with Congress in general and their own representatives in particular.
Unauthorized Migrants Number 11.5-12 Million
The population of unauthorized migrants in the U.S. is between 11.5 million and 12 million, according to a new report from the Pew Hispanic Center.
Gauging Family Intimacy
Most dog and cat owners think of their pets as family. Almost all describe their relationship to their pets as “close.” Dear old dad doesn’t fare quite as well.
Both Reds and Blues Go Green on Energy
But divisions within both political parties block consensus on eco-friendly alternatives to oil.
India: Pro-America, Pro-Bush
This week, President Bush visits a country whose people hold both him and the U.S. in high regard.