Wide Partisan Gap Exists Over Gun Control
Democrats favor controlling gun ownership by 45 percentage points more than Republicans.
About Half Say Parents Have Responsibility to Help Adult Child Financially
About half of the public believes parents have a responsibility to provide financial assistance to an adult child if it’s needed.
Big Gaps Between Young and Old on Which News Stories They Followed Closely
There was a 43 percentage point gap between young and old adults in how closely they followed news about the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya.
Israel Support in U.S. Unchanged in Wake of Gaza Conflict
The number of Americans sympathizing with Israel is five times greater than those siding with the Palestinians.
Misidentifying the Birthplace of Jesus
A quarter of respondents in our 2010 religious knowledge survey incorrectly identified Jerusalem or Nazareth, instead of Bethlehem, as the birthplace of Jesus.
Only a Handful of Proposals for Reducing the Deficit Get Majority Support
Only three of 12 proposals for reducing the deficit garnered majority support in an early December survey.
Sharing Views on Music and Movies Popular among the World’s Social Networkers
About two-thirds of social networkers in 20 countries say they use the sites to share views about music and movies.
A Quarter of Americans Expect Economy to Worsen in Next Year
A quarter of Americans expect the economy will be worse off a year from now, the highest level since June 2011.
College Presidents Are Bigger Believers than Public in Online Classes
College presidents and the public are 22 points apart on whether online courses offer comparable value to classroom courses.
Texting Is Nearly Universal Among Young Adult Cell Phone Owners
Texting is nearly universal among young adult cell phone owners, ages 18-29.