Data Feed: Congress’s productivity, e-reading rises, alternative degree education
A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. Politics Congress might be more productive and less partisan than you think, Sunlight Foundation Our politics may be polarized, but that’s nothing new, The Washington Post Are Christie’s political plans bottlenecked? With topline, NBC News/ Marist Poll Ads attacking health […]
In most states, jobless benefits capped at 26 weeks
Number of states where the maximum duration of unemployment benefits is 26 weeks.
The social life of health information
Our national survey finds that seven-in-ten (72%) adult internet users say they have searched online for information about a range of health issues, the most popular being specific diseases and treatments.
College enrollment among low-income students still trails richer groups
Higher education long has been seen as one of the best ways out of poverty, but connecting low-income students — even the high-achieving ones who presumably are best prepared for college-level work — with colleges and universities remains a challenge. On Thursday, President Obama is expected to meet with more than 100 college presidents at […]
Pew Research increases share of interviews conducted by cellphone
In the coming months, 60% of interviews in our national polls will be conducted via cellphones and 40% on landline phones.
Data Feed: Christie’s ‘bully-meter,’ Congress ratings, global gay rights
A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers. Politics 54% of N.J. voters say Christie a leader; 40% say bully, Quinnipiac 34% approve of congressional Democrats, 25% Republicans, ABC News/ Washington Post Congress job approval starts 2014 at 13%, Gallup Members of Congress rated on productivity, Brookings […]
What to anticipate in 2014? Many young adults say soccer’s World Cup
Nearly six-in-ten Americans (58%) say they’re “especially looking forward” to the Winter Olympics next month, including roughly equal shares of each age group. But when it comes to this year’s other quadrennial international sports event – the World Cup – it’s largely young people who are anticipating it. It’s not that young people aren’t looking […]
French more accepting of infidelity than people in other countries
French President Francois Hollande has been dealing with revelations of an affair he has been having with an actress, but he leads a country that has a more tolerant view than others of these matters.
As Congress debates extending benefits, high long-term unemployment persists
The median number of weeks without work among unemployed Americans (as of December).
Q&A with author of U. Mich. study on preferred dress for women in Muslim countries
University of Michigan researcher Mansoor Moaddel explains the methods behind the survey and how the findings differ (or don’t) by gender, religion, age and education.