Support for Same Sex Marriage Grows as More Americans Change their Views
A key factor in rising support for same-sex marriage is that 14% of all Americans say they’ve changed their minds on the issue.
Local TV News, Facing Challenges, Turns to Heavy Diet of Traffic, Weather and Sports
The already considerable amount of time devoted to sports, weather and traffic on local newscasts rose from 32% 2005 to 40% in 2012.
Number of Christians Rises, But Their Share of World Population Stays Stable
The number of Christians in the world has nearly quadrupled in the last 100 years, but they comprise about the same share (32%) of the population.
Young Adults Reduce Their Debt in Wake of the Recession
Young adults shrunk the amount of debt they were carrying by 29% between 2007 and 2010.
Most Second Generation Hispanics Put Importance on Ability to Retain Spanish
More than two-thirds of second-generation Latinos consider it very important for future generations to be able to speak Spanish.
Veterans of Post-9/11 Wars Ambivalent about Whether Iraq Was Worth It
In a 2011 survey of veterans of the post -9/11 wars, 44% said Iraq was worth fighting while 50% said it was not.
Teachers See Digital Divide among Students
More than half of teachers say students have good access to digital technology at school, but access at home is harder to come by.
Number of Homeowners Who Became Renters Trends Upward
In 2011, 3 million recent movers who were previously homeowners became renters, with the change concentrated among the young.
Republicans Want Their Party to Move in a More Conservative Direction
Six-in-ten Republican voters say they want to see the GOP move in a more conservative direction.
Wide Partisan Gap Exists Over U.S. Aid to World’s Needy
The number of Republicans who would decrease U.S. aid to the world’s needy is 45 points more than that of Democrats.