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.

Pew Research Center Jan. 7, 2014

Will Obama drag down Hillary in 2016?

While Hillary Clinton had to contend with “Clinton fatigue” in her 2008 race for president, “Obama fatigue” is her potential stumbling block this time.

Internet & Tech Jan. 6, 2014

Eight-in-Ten African Americans Use the Internet

While African Americans continue to trail whites when it comes to internet use and home broadband adoption overall, young African Americans are just as likely as their white counterparts to use the internet and have especially high rates of Twitter use.

Internet & Tech Dec. 30, 2013

Facebook Remains Dominant Social Networking Platform

71% of online adults now use Facebook, making it the most widely used social network. Some 42% of online adults now use multiple social networking sites.

Religion Dec. 30, 2013

Six-in-Ten Americans Believe in Evolution

While 60% of Americans believe in human evolution, a third reject the idea. Beliefs about evolution differ strongly by religious group and also vary by party affiliation, gender, age and education.