Foreign-Born U.S. Residents Who Have Become Citizens at a High
More than half of foreign-born citizens in the U.S. legally became naturalized citizens as of 2011, the highest level in three decades.
Protecting the Environment Ranks in the Middle of Public’s Priorities for 2013
Just over half of Americans said protecting the environment should be a top priority for the president and Congress in 2013.
Americans See Less Group Conflicts in U.S. – Except for Politics
While perceived conflicts among other groups have declined, about eight-in-ten Americans see “very strong” or “strong” conflicts between Republicans and Democrats.
Even in the Digital Age, Many Library Patrons Say Traditional Uses Are Important
About seven-in-ten of those who used a library over a 12 month period did so to borrow print books or to browse the shelves.
Marijuana Use Increased Over the Last Decade
Roughly half of adults say they have ever tried marijuana, the highest percentage ever.
Asian-Americans Lead All Others in Household Income
Asian-Americans exceed all U.S. adults when it comes to median household income, $66,000 vs. $49,800.
Most Americans Say the Wealthy Don’t Pay Fair Share of Taxes
Nearly six-in-ten Americans said in a 2011 survey that what bothers them about the tax system is not their own bill, but a belief the wealthy don’t pay a fair share.
Americans Who Believe in Global Warming Blame Human Activity more than Natural Patterns
Roughly four-in-ten Americans who believe there is solid evidence of global warming say the cause is human activity, not natural weather patterns.
Public Divided over the Root Causes of Mass Shootings
Americans are divided over whether mass shootings reflect broader societal problems or not – 47% say they do, 44% say they are isolated acts.
Public Still Unwilling to Cut Entitlement Benefits to Reduce Deficit
A majority of Americans say keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are is more important than cutting the deficit