U.S. Politics Feb. 6, 2013

Public Hearing Better News about Housing and Financial Markets

The good news about housing and financial markets is counterbalanced by persistently negative views of news about gas prices and prices for food and consumer goods.

Internet & Tech Feb. 5, 2013

Coming and Going on Facebook

About six-in-ten of current Facebook users say at one time or another they have voluntarily taken a break from using Facebook for a period of several weeks or more.

U.S. Politics Feb. 5, 2013

What the Public Knows – In Pictures, Maps, Graphs and Symbols

The latest update of the Pew Research Center’s regular News IQ quiz uses a set of 13 pictures, maps, graphs and symbols to test knowledge of current affairs.

Hispanic Feb. 4, 2013

The Path Not Taken

Mexicans are the largest group of legal permanent residents in the U.S. But their rate of naturalization is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined.

Media & News Feb. 1, 2013

Will Conservative Talkers Take on Immigration Reform?

Nearly six years after the U.S. Senate defeated President George W. Bush’s immigration policy overhaul, there is another major legislative effort to change the nation’s immigration system.

Internet & Tech Jan. 31, 2013

Mobile Phones Assist More Holiday Shoppers In Stores

Nearly six in ten cell owners used their phone inside a physical store for assistance or guidance on a purchasing decision this holiday season.

U.S. Politics Jan. 31, 2013

Majority Views Government as Threat to Personal Rights

For the first time, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms.

Jan. 30, 2013

Middle-Aged Adults “Sandwiched” Between Aging Parents and Kids

Nearly half of middle-aged adults have an older parent and are supporting a child. And about one-in-seven are providing financial support to both an aging parent and a child.

Hispanic Jan. 29, 2013

U.S. Immigrant Population Continues to Grow

The nation’s immigrant population reached a record 40.4 million in 2011, while the number of unauthorized immigrants has declined from a 2007 peak of 12 million.

U.S. Politics Jan. 29, 2013

Broad Support for Combat Roles for Women

Two-thirds of Americans support allowing women in the military to serve in combat roles and nearly half say the new policy will not alter military effectiveness.