Religion Nov. 9, 2009

Religious Landscape Survey Data Release

Data files from the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, including interviews with a representative sample of more than 35,000 U.S. adults, are now available to the public for further study and analysis.

Religion Nov. 5, 2009

The Paradoxical Relationship of Religion and Science

While most embrace science and its benefits, strong religious convictions can affect some Americans’ willingness to accept certain theories and discoveries. A new report examines the history of science and religion, the debates about them and how the two have been both adversaries and allies.

U.S. Politics Nov. 5, 2009

Public Divided Over Afghan Troop Requests, But Still Sees Rationale for War

As Obama weighs difficult choices in Afghanistan, the public also appears to be finding it difficult to judge the merits of different options for expanding, maintaining or contracting the U.S. effort on that front.

U.S. Politics Nov. 5, 2009

Swine Flu Interest Outpaces Coverage

The public’s impression of economic news remains mixed at best, with 68% hearing “mostly bad news” about jobs.

Media & News Nov. 5, 2009

Bloggers Express Outrage Over Assault

Many commentators put as much blamed the bystanders to the crime, and American society and culture, as those who actively participated.

Internet & Tech Nov. 4, 2009

Social Isolation and New Technology

A new study challenges previous research and commonplace fears about the harmful social impact of internet and cell phone use.

Media & News Nov. 3, 2009

Not Much New News

For the fourth week in a row, health care, Afghanistan and the economic crisis accounted for roughly 40% of the newshole.

Global Nov. 2, 2009

End of Communism Cheered But Now With More Reservations

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, publics of former Iron Curtain countries generally look back approvingly at the collapse of communism. However, enthusiasm about these changes has dimmed in most of the countries surveyed, and many say that most people were better off under communism.

U.S. Politics Oct. 30, 2009

Partisanship and Cable News Audiences

In recent years, Republican viewers have migrated increasingly to Fox News but Democrats comprise a larger share of the Fox News audience than Republicans do of CNN’s audience.

Oct. 29, 2009

College Enrollment Hits All-Time High, Fueled by Community College Surge

Driven by a recession-era surge in enrollments at community college, the number of Americans ages 18 to 24 attending college hits a new high, while the high school dropout rate falls to a record low.