China and Cyber Attacks: A Top Concern of U.S. Experts
China’s alleged cyber-espionage campaigns against other governments, major corporations and, most recently, the media, have increasingly become a focus of U.S. officials and news reports.
Little Change in Views of Importance of State of the Union
A plurality of the public (43%) views Barack Obama’s upcoming State of the Union as about as important as past years’ addresses.
Four Newspapers Succeeding Amid Grim Economic Landscape
Here are case studies of four newspapers that have found new business models that are generating significant new income.
Gay Marriage Around the World
On Feb. 12, the French National Assembly is expected to pass a measure legalizing same-sex marriage. Although the bill still needs to win the approval of the French Senate and be signed by the president, it is expected to become law as soon as May 2013.
The Middle Class: Key Data Points from Pew Research
The years between 2000 and 2010 were a “lost decade” for the middle class in terms of economic well-being. A Pew Research Center analysis of government data found that, since 2000, the middle class shrunk in size, fell backward in income and wealth, and shed some — but not all — of its characteristic faith [...]
A Portrait of Second Generation Americans
A new analysis of the 20 million adult U.S- born children of immigrants finds they are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment.
U.S.-China Relations: Key Data Points from Pew Research
American public opinion has shifted in favor of getting tougher with China when it comes to economic and trade policy. In March 2011, a majority of Americans (53%) said strengthening relations with China was more important, while 40% favored getting tougher with China on economic policy. That changed in 2012 — a year in which [...]
U.S. Use of Drones, Under New Scrutiny, Has Been Widely Opposed Abroad
The U.S. drone campaign against suspected terrorists is drawing new attention on Capitol Hill with the nomination of White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to be Director of Central Intelligence. But outside of the United States, opinion on the use of drones for targeted killings is already clear: there is considerable opposition to the drone campaign in a majority of nations surveyed.
Public Hearing Better News about Housing and Financial Markets
The good news about housing and financial markets is counterbalanced by persistently negative views of news about gas prices and prices for food and consumer goods.
Q & A: Facebook ‘Breaks’ and User Behavior
Our new report, “Coming and Going on Facebook,” explores the phenomenon of people taking breaks from the sites and their reasons. On Feb. 5, 2013, Pew Research’s Aaron Smith answered questions about the report on Facebook.