Hispanic Sep. 16, 2009

Demographic Profiles of U.S. Hispanics by Country of Origin

More than eight-in-ten Hispanics self-identify themselves as being either of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Salvadoran or Dominican origin. The characteristics of each group — including the share that is foreign born, citizen (by birth or naturalization) and proficient in English — is examined in five fact sheets.

Media & News Sep. 15, 2009

’You Lie’ Gets Healthy Coverage

Analysis of Obama’s speech and Wilson’s outburst together accounted for nearly half of the news about health care .

Global Sep. 14, 2009

U.S. Image Improves in Canada

While Canadians were never as negative about the U.S. as Western Europe was, America’s image is up among its northern neighbors. However, differences still remain over Afghanistan and America’s economic influence.

U.S. Politics Sep. 14, 2009

Press Accuracy Rating Hits Two-Decade Low

Just 29% of Americans now say that news organizations generally get the facts straight, while 63% say that news stories are often inaccurate.

Internet & Tech Sep. 10, 2009

Americans Researching the Recession Also Look for Digital Diversions

Most Americans who have turned to online sources for economic information have also used the internet to take their minds off of their financial troubles, especially younger online economic users.

Global Sep. 10, 2009

Declining Support for bin Laden and Suicide Bombing

Confidence in al Qaeda’s leader has dropped considerably in recent years, particularly in Indonesia, Pakistan and Jordan. Violence against civilians in defense of Islam is also increasingly seen as never justified.

Media & News Sep. 10, 2009

Column Puts Afghanistan in Blogosphere

George Will’s article was a catalyst for online comment. Disney buying Marvel Comics also consumed blogs.

U.S. Politics Sep. 9, 2009

Muslims Widely Seen As Facing Discrimination

Nearly six-in-ten say Muslims are subject to a lot of discrimination, far more than say the same about Jews, evangelical Christians, atheists or Mormons. A new survey also finds the public is more likely to see differences rather than similarities between their own religion and every other religion tested, with the sole exception of Protestantism.

Media & News Sep. 9, 2009

What’s News? Depends Where You Look

Newspapers (economy), network news (California wildfires), online news (Afghanistan) and cable news (health care debate) all featured different top stories last week.

U.S. Politics Sep. 8, 2009

Most Plan to Watch Obama Speech

Interest in health care reform remains extremely high, but two-thirds continue to say the issue is hard to understand.