U.S. Politics Aug. 1, 2006

Online Papers Modestly Boost Newspaper Readership

The biennial news consumption survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press finds that newspapers, which have seen their audience decline in recent decades, are now stemming further losses with the help of their online editions.

U.S. Politics Jul. 26, 2006

Americans’ Support for Israel Unchanged by Recent Hostilities

A new Pew poll conducted July 6-19 finds little change in public sympathy for Israel in its dispute with the Palestinians, while Americans remain dissatisfied with the state of the nation and with the president’s performance.

U.S. Politics Jul. 13, 2006

The Heat Over Global Warming

New findings from a Pew Research Center for the People & the Press poll show that public attitudes about global warming are deeply divided along partisan lines. But even among Democrats, global warming ranks low relative to other issue priorities.

U.S. Politics Jun. 28, 2006

’Enthusiasm Gap’ Favors Democrats This Year

A new poll finds Democrats more eager to vote, but also less happy with their party.

U.S. Politics Jun. 22, 2006

A Small Boost for Bush

Americans are more optimistic about the U.S. achieving its goals in Iraq.

U.S. Politics Jun. 6, 2006

Bush’s Troubles Shake the GOP Base

Within the GOP, the president’s support has faded fastest among moderates and liberals. The drop among conservatives has been more gradual, but the implications are just as serious.

U.S. Politics Jun. 6, 2006

Two Americas, One American

The differences that divide us are much smaller than those that set us apart from the rest of the world

U.S. Politics May. 30, 2006

Politics and the “DotNet” Generation

Not only is there evidence of a reawakening of young people to public life, but today’s youth are politically distinctive in many ways.

U.S. Politics May. 15, 2006

The Iraq-Vietnam Difference

This time, the opposition runs strongly along party lines.

U.S. Politics May. 15, 2006

The Cell Phone Challenge to Polling

While Americans who rely solely on a cell phone for telephone service differ in their demographics from land-line subscribers, a new study finds that so far the results obtained by surveys that exclude cell-only users are not significantly affected.