Global Jan. 30, 2014

Attitudes about Aging Vary Widely in Rapidly Graying World

Concern about aging is highest in East Asia and Europe, where populations are aging the fastest. Americans are less concerned.

U.S. Politics Jan. 27, 2014

Deficit Declines as Top Policy Priority

Reducing the budget deficit has declined as a top public priority since last year, due to a dramatic shift in views among Democrats. The public’s highest priorities for 2014 are the economy, jobs and terrorism.

U.S. Politics Jan. 23, 2014

Most See Inequality Growing, but Partisans Differ over Solutions

There is broad public agreement that economic inequality has grown over the past decade, but there are wide partisan differences over how much the government should – and can – do to address these issues.

U.S. Politics Jan. 20, 2014

Christie’s Image Turns More Negative

Unfavorable views of N.J. governor Chris Christie have doubled since last January in the wake of a scandal involving highway lane closures that led to massive traffic jams. Most of those who have heard about the controversy believe Christie was aware of his aides’ involvement.

U.S. Politics Jan. 20, 2014

Obama’s NSA Speech Has Little Impact on Skeptical Public

Just half have heard about Obama’s changes and most who did say they won’t increase privacy. Overall approval of the surveillance program has declined 10 points since July, from 50% to 40%.

Internet & Tech Jan. 16, 2014

E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps

The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.

Religion Jan. 14, 2014

Religious Hostilities Reach Six-Year High

Religious hostilities increased in every major region of the world except the Americas. The sharpest increase was in the Middle East and North Africa, a region still feeling the effects of the Arab Spring. And China edged into the “high” category for the first time.

U.S. Politics Jan. 13, 2014

Christie Story Attracts Little Public Interest

The public paid far more attention to last week’s cold snap than to the controversy swirling around New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Jan. 9, 2014

Bosses More Satisfied than Workers

America’s bosses are more satisfied with their family life, jobs and overall financial situation than are non-managerial employees. Bosses are also significantly more likely than workers to think of their job as a career rather than just a job to get them by.

U.S. Politics Jan. 7, 2014

In New Year, Half Are Looking Forward to Midterm Elections

As 2014 begins and the midterm election campaigns heat up, about half of the public (51%) is especially looking forward to November’s congressional elections while 49% are not looking forward to them.