U.S. Politics May. 9, 2013

Most Say Immigration Policy Needs Overhaul

While 73% say there should be a way for illegal immigrants already in the U.S. who meet certain requirements to stay, fewer than half (44%) favor allowing those here illegally to apply for U.S. citizenship and 25% think permanent legal status is more appropriate.

U.S. Politics May. 8, 2013

Obama Has Approval Advantage, But GOP Runs Even on Issues

Despite GOP leaders’ poor job ratings, the Republican Party runs about even with the Democrats on leading issues such as the economy, immigration and gun control.

May. 7, 2013

Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware

Violence plunged through the 1990s, but has declined less dramatically since 2000. Despite the drop, 56% of Americans believe gun crime is higher today than 20 years ago.

Global May. 7, 2013

A Dismal Public Mood in Pakistan

Roughly nine-in-ten Pakistanis believe the country is on the wrong track, and about eight-in-ten say the economy is in poor shape. Meanwhile, concerns about extremist groups have increased markedly.

U.S. Politics May. 7, 2013

After Boston, Little Changes in Views of Islam and Violence

The public is split on whether Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence among its believers, but there are sizable partisan, demographic and religious differences in views of Islam and violence.

Hispanic May. 1, 2013

Demographic Portrait of U.S. Mexican-Origin Hispanics

A record 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2012, including 11.4 million immigrants born in Mexico and 22.3 million born in the U.S.

U.S. Politics May. 1, 2013

Public Undecided On New Immigration Bill

Much of the public has yet to form an opinion about the immigration bill and most Americans do not think the bill would have a major impact on the nation’s economy or security. Overall, the debate over immigration policy has drawn little public attention.

Global May. 1, 2013

Middle East Publics Fear Spread of Syrian Violence

Despite worries, there is little regional support for military intervention by Western or Arab countries.

Internet & Tech May. 1, 2013

Why Parents Love Libraries

The vast majority of parents of minor children feel libraries are very important for their children, not only because they foster a love of reading, but also because they provide information, resources and a safe place.

Religion Apr. 30, 2013

The World’s Muslims

A new global survey of Muslims shows they are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics.