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Pew Research CenterFebruary 27, 2015

More View Netanyahu Favorably Than Unfavorably

Four-in-ten (38%) have a favorable view of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, compared with 27% who hold an unfavorable view. But 35% express no opinion, including many (23%) who have never heard of him.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 26, 2015

Dems Have More Positive Image, But GOP Runs Even or Ahead on Key Issues

While majorities say the Democratic Party is open and tolerant, the Republican Party runs even with them on the economy and immigration and holds double-digit leads over the Democrats on terrorism, foreign policy and taxes.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 24, 2015

Growing Support for Campaign Against ISIS

About twice as many Americans approve (63%) as disapprove (30%) of the U.S. military campaign against ISIS. While the idea of sending ground troops is more divisive, it draws higher support than it did four months ago.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 23, 2015

Increased Public Support for the U.S. Arming Ukraine

As fighting continues in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed rebels, the public has become more supportive of sending arms to the Ukrainian government and increasing sanctions on Russia.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 10, 2015

Views of Job News Turn More Positive Over Past Year

For the first time since the end of the recession in 2009, a greater share of the public is hearing mostly good news (28%) than bad news (22%) about the job situation.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 9, 2015

Large Majority Views Measles Vaccine as Safe

An 83% majority of Americans — including majorities across virtually every demographic and partisan group — say vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are safe for healthy children.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 22, 2015

How Americans View Government Agencies

The public continues to express positive views of many agencies of the federal government, even though overall trust in government is near historic lows.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 20, 2015

Obama, in a Word

As public perceptions of Barack Obama have changed, so too have the words used to describe him. While familiar words like “good” and “incompetent” are used most frequently (as was the case in 2013) new words like “dictator” and “impressive” also have emerged.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 16, 2015

Americans Support Stronger Ties with Cuba

Fully 63% of Americans approve of the Obama administration’s decision in December to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba after more than 50 years.

Fact TankJanuary 15, 2015

How Americans view the top energy and environmental issues

President Obama and the GOP-controlled Congress have sharp differences on environmental and energy issues. Here’s a look at where public opinion stands.