Obama’s Gun Policy Announcement
President Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden Wednesday unveiled their proposals for preventing the kind of mass shootings that most recently occurred at an elementary school in Newtown, Ct. Here are some of our public opinion findings that relate to some of what they had to say.
Roe v. Wade at 40
As anniversary nears, more than six-in-ten say they don’t want the landmark case completely overturned.
As More Countries Regulate Wearing of Religious Symbols, European Court Decides Two UK Cases
The European Court of Human Rights today announced decisions on several high profile religious freedom cases involving the wearing of religious symbols. A recent study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life found that regulation of religious attire has increased around the world.
Public Attitudes Toward the Next Social Contract
The recent deliberations in Washington about the fiscal cliff have triggered a national debate in the United States about the nature, extent and future sustainability of key elements of the U.S. social safety net.
One-in-Three Turn to Internet for Medical Self-Diagnosis
Many have now added the internet to their personal health toolbox, helping themselves and their loved ones better understand what might be ailing them.
As Religious Restrictions Rise, European Court To Decide Cases Involving Religious Symbols
On Tuesday (January 15), the European Court of Human Rights is scheduled to announce decisions on several high profile religious freedom cases involving the United Kingdom. Two complaints claim British law inadequately protects employees’ right to display symbols of their religion in the workplace. The cases involve a British Airways employee and a nurse in [...]
In Gun Control Debate, Several Options Draw Majority Support
There are clear areas of agreement when it comes to a number of gun policy proposals like background checks for gun sales. But there are big partisan divides on others.
2013: A Fateful Year
Security issues will test transatlantic co-operation, though the prospects for a free-trade deal look good.
After Divisive Campaign, Public Sees Less Group Conflict
Despite a highly partisan election year, Americans now see less conflict between groups at center of key debates.
As Hagel Fight Begins, Wide Partisan Differences in Support for Israel
For decades, the public has sympathized more with Israel than the Palestinians in the Middle East conflict. However, the partisan gap in sympathies, while little changed in recent years, is as large as it has been in more than three decades of polling.