Energy: Key Data Points
Dealing with the nation’s energy problems has declined among the issues Americans regard as a top priority for the president and Congress in 2013.
Broad Support for Keystone XL Pipeline
Two-thirds of Americans (66%) favor building the pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada’s oil sands region through the Midwest to refineries in Texas.
Americans’ support for TPP remains untested
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s announcement March 15 that Japan will join negotiations to create a Trans-Pacific Partnership with the U.S. and other Pacific Basin nations won early support from the Japanese people, according to snap surveys following his statement.
Yes, More Americans Favor Legalizing Gay Marriage, But Just How Many Do?
By Andrew Kohut Recent polling clearly shows that Americans are much more accepting of same-sex marriage than they were a decade ago. All of the major national polls now find more supporters than opponents of same-sex marriage. But there is no consensus in the polling as to just how many Americans now actually think that [...]
Most Support Legal Status for Illegal Immigrants
Most Americans say unauthorized immigrants should be allowed to stay, but there is less agreement on whether they should be able to apply for U.S. citizenship.
Iran: Key Data Points from the Pew Research Center
Key data points from Pew Research Center surveys on public opinion in the U.S. and abroad about Iran and its nuclear program, and other issues.
Leaders of BRICS Nations Meet Amid Mixed Views on their Economies
As South Africa hosts the fifth BRICS summit of leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the people of these emerging market nations have mixed attitudes about their economic conditions and prospects.
Favorable Views of Supreme Court Remain Low
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on two same-sex marriage cases, the public’s views of the court have changed only modestly. They have remained low since the court’s ruling to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act.
Debt and Deficit: Key Data Points from Pew Research
The public now is much more likely than four years ago to say that reducing the federal budget deficit should be a top priority in 2013 for President Obama and Congress. When Barack Obama took office in early 2009, reducing the budget deficit was a middle-tier item on the public’s agenda. Only about half of [...]
Obama Job Approval Slips as Economic Pessimism Rises
Barack Obama’s job approval rating has tumbled since shortly after his re-election, as the public’s economic expectations for the coming year have soured.