U.S. Politics Jun. 2, 2009

Public Backs Affirmative Action, But Not Minority Preferences

The public has generally been supportive of affirmative action programs, but is decidedly opposed to the idea of providing preferential treatment to minorities.

Media & News Jun. 2, 2009

Sotomayor, and Race, Drive the News

Sotomayor was the first person to exceed Obama as the lead newsmaker since his inauguration; 40% of the stories about Sotomayor’s nomination referenced her ethnicity.

Media & News May. 29, 2009

California, Rappers and Fossils

The conversation online looks nothing like the mainstream media.

Hispanic May. 28, 2009

Latino Children: A Majority Are U.S.-Born Offspring of Immigrants

Hispanics now make up 22% of all children under the age of 18 in the United States — up from 9% in 1980 — and as their numbers have grown, their demographic profile has changed.

May. 28, 2009

Most Middle-Aged Adults Are Rethinking Retirement Plans

In the midst of a recession that has taken a heavy toll on many nest eggs, just over half of all working adults ages 50 to 64 say they may delay their retirement — and another 16% say they never expect to stop working.

Media & News May. 28, 2009

Global Pandemic, Global Coverage

Turns out that coverage of the swine flu in the U.S. was actually less sensationalized than was media coverage in some other major nations.

U.S. Politics May. 28, 2009

Public Not That Into Terror Debate

While the media may love a political fight, Americans say they are following stories about money and health.

Hispanic May. 28, 2009

Is Sotomayor the Court’s First Hispanic?

A look at how the government defines who is what origin-wise.

Media & News May. 27, 2009

Beltway Battle Bumps Economy

With a political-conflict narrative, terrorism — almost untouched by the media last year — has supplanted the recession as the top story.

Internet & Tech May. 22, 2009

Online Classifieds Climb

The number of online adults to use classified ad websites, such as Craigslist, more than doubled from 2005 to 2009 devastating a key revenue source for traditional newspapers