As Fiscal Cliff Nears, Democrats Have Public Opinion on Their Side
The Democrats are in a strong position with the public as they engage in negotiations to find a solution to the fiscal cliff crisis.
Social Networking Popular Across Globe
Many global publics use social networking sites to share their views on popular culture. Expressing opinions about politics, community issues and religion is particularly common in the Arab world.
Men, College Educated Are the Most Engaged News Consumers
While young people are much lighter news consumers generally, they get news on mobile devices as much as older users do. They also prefer a print-like experience when getting news through mobile apps.
U.S.-China Economic Relations in the Wake of the U.S. Election
The U.S. public wants Washington to ratchet up the pressure on Beijing, but history suggests that there are geo-political constraints to doing so.
White Evangelical Voters Supported Romney
White evangelical Protestants voted as heavily for Republican candidate Mitt Romney as they did for the GOP candidates in 2008 and 2004, and they made up about the same share of the electorate as they did in the two previous elections.
Gay Marriage and Public Opinion
The Supreme Court decided Friday to review two same-sex marriage cases. Our research package examines public opinion and religious groups’ views on the issue over time, as well as legal angles.
11.1 Million Unauthorized Immigrants Were Living in the U.S. in 2011
The number was unchanged from the previous two years and a continuation of the sharp decline in this population since its peak in 2007.
Pessimism About Fiscal Cliff Deal, Republicans Still Get More Blame
With Washington making little apparent progress in efforts to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff,” most Americans are skeptical that the White House and Republicans will reach a deal. A majority would blame Republicans if talks fail.
Anti-Americanism Down in Europe, but a Values Gap Persists
Europeans generally reacted to President Obama’s re-election with a mixture of excitement and relief, just as they did four years ago.
The Best and Worst of Mobile Phones
Mobile phone owners like the convenience and ease of connectivity the devices offer, but rue that they can be interrupted more easily, have to pay the bills, and face bad connections.