U.S. Politics Sep. 9, 2010

Views of Economic News Little Changed

The public’s perceptions of economic news remain mixed, but continue to be much more negative than they were earlier this year.

Sep. 9, 2010

Since the Start of the Great Recession, More Children Raised by Grandparents

One child in 10 in the U.S. lives with a grandparent, a share that increased slowly and steadily over the past decade before rising sharply from 2007 to 2008, the first year of the Great Recession. About 40% of all children who live with a grandparent (or grandparents) are also being raised primarily by that grandparent.

Media & News Sep. 8, 2010

Hurricane Earl Spares East Coast, But Hits Media

The huge storm triggered FEMA warnings, evacuations and at times, near apocalyptic media coverage.

Global Sep. 7, 2010

Turks Downbeat About Their Institutions

Confidence in Turkish institutions and leaders — including the military, religious leaders, and the prime minster — has declined over the last few years. And Turks continue to express largely negative views of major world powers.

Sep. 2, 2010

Most ’Re-employed’ Workers Say They’re Overqualified for Their New Job

Workers who suffered a spell of unemployment during the recession are, on average, less satisfied with their new jobs than workers who didn’t. These re-employed workers also are more likely to consider themselves over-qualified for their current position. And six-in-ten say they changed careers or seriously thought about it while they were unemployed.

Media & News Sep. 2, 2010

Blogs Continue Islamic Center Debate

Bloggers on both sides of the issue took part in a discussion that was as much about the motives of those having the argument as the Islamic center itself.

Internet & Tech Sep. 2, 2010

Adults, Cell Phones and Texting

Adults are increasingly using text messages to communicate, but they still text far less than teenagers, who send and receive, on average, five times more texts per day than adult texters.

U.S. Politics Sep. 2, 2010

Glenn Beck, Christians and Mormons

In contrast to the Beck’s comments, it’s incorrect to say that “most” Christians do not view Mormons as Christians. However, many have mixed views about Mormonism.

Hispanic Sep. 1, 2010

U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Flows Are Down Sharply Since Mid-Decade

The annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants to the U.S. was nearly two-thirds smaller in the March 2007 to March 2009 period than it had been from March 2000 to March 2005. This decline contributed to an overall 8% reduction in the unauthorized immigrant population, which fell to 11.1 million in 2009 from 12 million in 2007. The decrease represents the first significant reversal in the growth of this population over the past two decades.

U.S. Politics Sep. 1, 2010

Public Divided Over Tone of Mosque Fight

Among those who see the debate as rude and disrespectful, most say opponents of the Islamic center are mostly to blame.