Big Majority Favors a Way for Immigrants to Stay Legally in U.S., but Citizenship More Divisive
Roughly four-in-ten Americans say immigrants now illegally in the U.S. should have a path to citizenship; 24% prefer to give them permanent residency status.
Public Has More Confidence in Obama than GOP Congressional Leaders on Deficit
Despite a drop in his approval rating, Americans – by a 14-point margin – have more confidence in President Obama than GOP leaders to deal with the deficit.
In a Career of Ups and Downs, Hillary Clinton Left Government with High Ratings
Nearly two-thirds of Americans had a favorable opinion of Hillary Clinton as she neared the end of her tenure as Secretary of State.
Democrats See Immigrants as a Strength for the U.S., Republicans View Them as a Burden
The percentage of Democrats who say immigrants strengthen the U.S. is 25 points higher than that of Republicans.
Few Americans Say a Mother Working Full-Time is Ideal for Children
Only 16% of all adults say having a mother who works full time is ideal for a young child, but about one-third of mothers say they would prefer such a job.
A Quarter of Teens Mostly Access the Internet Using their Cell Phones
One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users — far more than adults.
Many Americans – Particularly Low-Income Families – Still Facing Financial Stress
Six-in-ten low-income Americans say they experienced one or more financial problems in the past year.
Gun Rights Proponents Have Been More Politically Active than Gun Control Supporters
Nearly a quarter of those who say gun rights should be a priority have contributed to an organization that takes a position on gun policy.
More Working Mothers Now Prefer Full-Time Work
Roughly four-in-ten working mothers with children under 18 say their ideal situation would be to work full-time, up from 21% in 2007.
Fewer Say Same Sex Marriage Undermines the Family, but Public Still Divided
In 2003, 56% of Americans said same-sex marriage undermined the traditional family, but that number has dropped 10 points since then.