U.S. Politics Dec. 30, 2010

2010 Poll Findings that Will Matter in 2011

On issues ranging from the rising power of China to the desirability of bipartisan cooperation and the outlook for the nation’s future, Americans expressed views over the course of the past year that are likely to have consequences for the future course of U.S. policy and governance.

U.S. Politics Dec. 30, 2010

Public’s Top Stories of the Decade — 9/11 and Katrina

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 drew more public interest than any other story in the past decade. The 2005 hurricanes in the Gulf, high gasoline prices and the collapse of the economy in 2008 also grabbed overwhelming public attention.

Internet & Tech Dec. 30, 2010

Cash for Content Online

Nearly two-thirds of internet users have paid to download or access online content, ranging from music to games to news articles.

Pew Research Center Dec. 29, 2010

How accurate are online polls?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Pew Research Center Dec. 29, 2010

How accurate are the statistics derived from Pew Research polls?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

Media & News Dec. 29, 2010

Blogs: [Acronym Deleted]

WikiLeaks has captured attention on blogs in a way few stories ever do. But this week’s online conversation mostly centered on the name of a CIA panel investigating the controversy, which resulted in an acronym commonly used in internet slang.

Internet & Tech Dec. 28, 2010

Mobile Politics 2010

More than a quarter of American adults used their cell phones to learn about or participate in the 2010 midterm election campaign.

Pew Research Center Dec. 21, 2010

How many people would say that they believed in God if they were able to answer with complete anonymity?

Senior research staff answer questions from readers relating to all the areas covered by our seven projects, ranging from polling techniques and findings, to media, technology, religious, demographic and global attitudes trends.

U.S. Politics Dec. 21, 2010

Top Stories of 2010: Haiti Earthquake, Gulf Oil Spill

Two major disasters captured the public’s attention more than any other major stories in 2010, but Americans also kept a consistent eye on the nation’s struggling economy.

Media & News Dec. 21, 2010

Intense Economic Coverage Continues

The tax bill drove last week’s economic coverage, accounting for about two-thirds of it. A Virginia judge’s ruling put health care policy back in the news.