Public Puts Priority on Developing Alternative Energy Sources
More than half of Americans say the priority for addressing U.S. energy needs should be put on developing alternatives to production of oil, coal and natural gas.
More Republicans than Democrats Think Their Own Party Is out of Touch
Over a third of Republicans (36%) say the GOP is out of touch with the American people, a figure higher than Democrats who say the same of their party.
Women Make Significant Gains in the Workplace and Educational Attainment, but Lag in Pay
Women comprise almost half the workforce (46.7%) and now surpass men in college enrollment and completion. But their earnings still lag men.
U.S. Catholics Divided on Direction of Church under New Pope
Just over half of U.S. Catholics say the next pope should maintain the traditional teachings of the church; nearly as many favor new directions.
Just Under Half of Public Sees Action on Gun Laws as Essential this Year
Though nearly half of the public says it is essential for the president and Congress to act on major gun legislation this year, Democrats are much more likely to say this than Republicans.
Partisans Divided About Level of U.S. Support for Israel
About four-in-ten Americans say the level of U.S. support for Israel has been about right, but there’s a partisan gap on the issue.
Top Reason for Taking a Break from Facebook: Too Busy
About one-in-five (21%) Facebook users who took a break from the service say they did so because they were too busy and didn’t have time for it.
Most Adult Children of Immigrants Say They Are “Typical Americans”
About six-in-ten U.S.-born children of Hispanic and Asian-Americans consider themselves to be a “typical American.”
Majority of U.S. Catholics Say Next Pope Should Allow Priests to Marry
About six-in-ten U.S. Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry.
French Have Much More Confidence in Obama Than They Had in Bush
In 2012, nearly nine-in-ten in France said they had confidence in U.S. President Barack Obama to do the right thing regarding world affairs.