The Problem of American Exceptionalism
In an excerpt from their new book, America Against the World, Pew Research Center President Andrew Kohut and journalist Bruce Stokes examine the major factors, real and imagined, that contribute to the global rise in anti-Americanism.
Will White Evangelicals Desert the GOP?
Although President Bush’s approval rating has declined as much among white evangelicals as among the public as a whole, so far evangelicals don’t seem likely to abandon the GOP this fall.
Attitudes Toward Immigration: In Black and White
African Americans are often more sympathetic to immigrants – except when it comes to jobs.
Maximum Support for Raising the Minimum
Republican or Democrat, rich or poor, north, east, south or west, the U.S. public says it’s time for a big boost for the lowest paid.
When Facing a Tough Decision, 60 Million Americans Now Seek the Internet’s Help
Whether buying a home or a car, picking a college or a stock, or seeking medical advice, more and more people turn to the web.
Are “Wired Seniors” Sitting Ducks?
Older internet users, even relative newcomers to the senior ranks, may be easy targets for viruses, spyware and the like. Younger internet users take more chances online, but they also take more precautions.
In Search of Ideologues in America
Many Americans do not fit well within into either the conservative or liberal camps. Instead they find a home in one of two other U.S. political traditions, libertarian and populist, or defy attempts to pigeon-hole them.
The Complex Tapestry of the Undocumented
Ubiquitous as they are in the public debate over immigration, day laborers are only one part of a diverse population of unauthorized migrants
Beyond partisanship — and behind those healthy economic indicators — Americans may be seeing something that most economists overlook.
Can’t Get No Satisfaction
Public contentment with state of nation dips below 30%