U.S. Politics Sep. 16, 2013

Skeptical Public Backs Syrian Diplomacy

By a 69% to 22% margin, the public supports a diplomatic approach to the Syrian crisis, but is skeptical about its effectiveness. Americans also express little trust in either Syria or Russia and remain opposed to airstrikes even if Syria does not cede control of its chemical arms.

Media & News Sep. 16, 2013

How Al Jazeera America Covered Syria

In its coverage of the ongoing Syrian crisis, the fledgling Al Jazeera America cable news channel has provided U.S. viewers with content much more similar to CNN’s than the BBC’s.

Internet & Tech Sep. 16, 2013

57% of Americans Go Online With Their Cellphone

With 91% of all Americans now owning a cell phone, 57% of all American adults are cell internet users. The proportion of cell owners who use their phone to go online has doubled since 2009.

U.S. Politics Sep. 16, 2013

Foes of Health Law Divided on Next Steps

While opposition to the Affordable Care Act continues to run deep, critics are divided over whether the effort should be to make the law work as well as possible or to make it fail.

U.S. Politics Sep. 12, 2013

Doubts About U.S. Economy Persist

Five years after the stock market crash, a 63%-majority says that the U.S. economic system is no more secure today than it was before the 2008 crisis, while just 33% say that it is more secure. And most say household incomes and the job situation have improved little since the recession.

Global Sep. 12, 2013

Tunisians Sour on Political Leaders as Conditions Worsen

Two years after launching the Arab Spring, Tunisians are growing disaffected with their leaders as conditions worsen. According to our new survey, 72% dissatisfied with the way their democracy is working.

Religion Sep. 12, 2013

U.S. Catholics Give Pope Francis Favorable Ratings

Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis is rated favorably by 79% of U.S. Catholics. Just 4% say they have an unfavorable view of the pope, while 17% express no opinion or say they have not heard enough about Francis to have an opinion.

Internet & Tech Sep. 12, 2013

Location Tagging on the Rise for Mobile, Social Media Users

30% of social media users now tag their posts with their location, while 74% of smartphone owners get directions or other information based on their current location and 12% use a geosocial service to “check in” to locations or share their whereabouts with friends.

U.S. Politics Sep. 11, 2013

Tea Party Increasingly Unhappy with GOP Leadership

As lawmakers return for what promises to be a busy fall session, GOP congressional leaders face mounting disapproval among Tea Party Republicans.

Global Sep. 10, 2013

Muslims Concerned about Extremism

Across 11 Muslim publics surveyed, a median of 67% say they are somewhat or very concerned about Islamic extremism. Among these publics, extremist groups garner little popular support and clear majorities oppose violence in the name of Islam.