Trump Pushes the 2012 Race into the News
For the first time this year, the 2012 presidential race emerged as a big story, driven in large part by the week’s second leading newsmaker: Donald Trump.
Egyptians Embrace Revolt Leaders, Religious Parties and Military, As Well
A nationwide survey of Egypt finds Egyptians mostly satisfied with the way things are going and optimistic about the country’s future. But the nation remains cautious about the prospects for political change. Also, U.S. favorability ratings remain low, and Israel fares even more poorly.
Census 2010: Household Size Trends
The average size of U.S. households has been declining for decades, but new Census data may show a reversal of that trend.
Blogs, Twitter Both Buzz About Steve Jobs Book
The first authorized biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs captivated bloggers and tweeters alike, becoming one of the rare stories to figure prominently in both social media platforms in the same week.
Trump Has Highest Profile Among Possible GOP Contenders
Among Republicans, 39% name Trump as the most visible presidential candidate — more than all other possible GOP candidates combined. A majority of Americans, however, could not name anyone when asked which GOP candidate they have been hearing the most about.
Media Scores Budget Fight
The high level of economic coverage on cable and radio news indicated how politically loaded the debate about federal spending has become. Neither elevated disaster ratings in Japan nor Qaddafi cluster-bombing civilians drew comparable media attention.
How Good is the 2010 Census Count? An Update
In addition to publishing detailed numbers from the 2010 Census, the Census Bureau has been releasing performance indicators from the count. They offer clues to help answer the question of how well the bureau did in counting the entire U.S. population, only once, and in the right place.
Japan, Global Warming Top Blogger Agenda
Bloggers kept attention on Japan while renewing an old debate on climate change with focus on a once-prominent skeptic’s change of position. Neither subject had much traction in the mainstream media.
Are views of marriage affected by the type of family people grew up in?
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.
Home Sweet Home. Still.
The five-year swoon in home prices has done little to shake the confidence of the American public in the investment value of homeownership. A new survey finds that fully eight-in-ten (81%) adults agree that buying a home is the best long-term investment a person can make although there has been some falloff in the intensity of the public’s faith.