U.S. Politics Jun. 22, 2006

A Small Boost for Bush

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

Global Jun. 14, 2006

America’s Image Slips

The 2006 Pew Global Attitudes survey finds that America’s image has again slipped in most of the 15 countries surveyed and support for the U.S.-led war on terrorism has declined even among close U.S. allies such as Japan.

Jun. 14, 2006

Americans to Rest of World: Soccer Not Really Our Thing

Just 4% of U.S adults here say soccer is their favorite sport to watch.

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.

Internet & Tech May. 30, 2006

Home Broadband Goes Mainstream

The number of Americans with fast internet connections at home has jumped from 60 million in March 2005 to 84 million in March 2006.

May. 23, 2006

Gambling: As the Take Rises, So Does Public Concern

A new study from the Pew Research Center finds a modest backlash in attitudes toward legalized gambling, even as the public is spending more money on more forms of legal gambling.

Hispanic May. 23, 2006

The Overstayers

Nearly half of all the unauthorized migrants now living in the U.S. entered the country legally, according to a new Pew Hispanic Center estimate.

May. 15, 2006

Increasingly, Americans Prefer Going to the Movies at Home

As the summer blockbuster movie season begins, a new Pew Research Center survey finds three-quarters of all adults now say they would prefer to watch movies at home, up from 67% in 1994.

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.

May. 9, 2006

Calling Mom on Mother’s Day. And the Day Before. And the Day After.

The traditional holiday phone call to mom may not have the impact it once had- not because fewer sons and daughters remember to call, but because more are already talking to mom every other day of the year.