U.S. Politics Sep. 6, 2006

A Diminished Public Appetite for Military Force and Mideast Oil

Americans’ views of the impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have changed little since 2001, but most no longer see an expanded U.S. military overseas as helpful.

Global Sep. 6, 2006

Support for a Female Heir in Japan

With the news today that Japan’s 39-year-old Princess Kiko has given birth to a male heir, Japan’s succession crisis has passed. But a recent Pew Global Attitudes survey found that a large majority of the Japanese public favored changing the law so that a female could rule.

Pew Research Center Sep. 5, 2006

How Often Do Members of Congress Tell the Truth?

Not often, two political scientists found. Plus, economists say they know why tall people earn more.

Pew Research Center Aug. 30, 2006

Women Can’t Do Math…Or Can They?

A pair of psychologists devised an experiment to see if they could improve women’s test scores in math by triggering positive self-images.

U.S. Politics Aug. 30, 2006

Democrats Face Ideological Split Over Wal-Mart

Leading Democrats have attacked the employment practices of Wal-Mart, but the party’s rank-and-file is divided about the company. Liberals are negative, while conservatives and moderates have a positive view.

Aug. 30, 2006

American Work Life is Worsening, But Most Workers Still Content

Americans are generally satisfied with their own jobs but believe that wages, benefits, job security and employer loyalty have deteriorated over the past generation for most workers, a new survey finds.

Hispanic Aug. 30, 2006

Cubans in the United States

A minority within a minority, Cuban-Americans are older, better educated and have a higher level of income than other Hispanics in this country. They also lean more toward the Republican Party.

Global Aug. 24, 2006

Parental Pressure on Students: Not Enough in America; Too Much in Asia

Americans think parents here are too lax; Asians think parents there are too tough.

U.S. Politics Aug. 24, 2006

Katie Couric: Perky and Cute, But Smart, Informed and Liberal, Too

The public has lots of kind words for Katie, Brian and Charles, but just one of the three new network anchors has cornered the market on “perky” and “liberal.” Guess who?

Religion Aug. 24, 2006

Many Americans Uneasy with Mix of Religion and Politics

Many Americans are uneasy with the mix of religion and public life. Some 69% say liberals have gone too far to keep religion out of schools, but 49% say conservatives are too eager to project their religious values into the public sphere.