Interest in midterms may be low, but local TV awash in political ad spending
Local TV has been receiving the largest portion of political media spending for at least a decade, but the share it consumes and the total dollars reaped continues to grow.
5 facts about evolution and religion
Are faith and belief in evolution necessarily at odds?
When it comes to happiness, money matters
The different direction of economic fortunes since the Great Recession has had a major impact on life satisfaction in countries around the world.
Which news organization is the most trusted? The answer is complicated.
Using data from our latest media survey, we look at different ways to measure public trust of news organizations.
5 facts about online harassment
A look at the prevalence of harassment online, its various forms, where it occurs, and how people respond.
Heading into midterms, Americans still as bummed out as they were in 2012, 2010
Despite somewhat better feelings about the economy, Americans’ collective mood is much the same as it was ahead of the last two general elections.
Registered voters, likely voters, turnout rates: What does it all mean to 2014 election forecasts?
How many Americans are likely to vote, and which voters in the survey are the likely voters? Important as these questions are, there is almost no consensus among the pollsters as to how to identify each of these groups.
Brazil continues South America’s incumbent streak
In recent decades, no incumbents from the 10 Latin American countries in South America have lost bids for re-election.
Consumer sentiment in U.S. and Europe diverging, along with their economic outlooks
Consumer confidence is rising in the U.S., reflecting its continued modest growth. But confidence has taken a tumble in Europe, which is still struggling to achieve significant, sustainable growth.
19% say they get news from a source they distrust
A significant number of web-using adults get at least some of their news about government and politics from sources that they distrust – a concept that may seem puzzling.