Pew Research CenterFebruary 12, 2013

Trust in Government in Washington Remains Low

Only about a quarter of Americans say they trust the federal government to do the right thing all or most of the time.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 11, 2013

Most Say Adult Children Should Give Financial Help to Parents in Need

Fully 75% of the public says adult children have a responsibility to support elderly parents in need. Fewer say the same about a responsibility to aid grown children.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 8, 2013

Most Vietnamese Americans Celebrate the Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is celebrated by more than nine-in-ten Vietnamese Americans. Overall, 68% of those in the largest Asian American groups say they celebrate the holiday.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 7, 2013

More Americans Prefer Elected Officials Who Compromise

The number of Americans who say they like elected officials who make compromises is up 10 points since 2011.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 6, 2013

Largely Negative Views of Ahmadinejad in Muslim Countries

There was broad disapproval of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in predominantly Muslim countries surveyed last spring, with only four-in-ten giving him positive marks.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 5, 2013

Many More Democrats Than Republicans Say Protecting Environment a Top Priority

The gap between the numbers of Democrats and Republicans who say protecting the environment is a top priority is 37 points.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 4, 2013

Cell Phones Nearly Universal in Much of the World

In most nations surveyed, large majorities say they have mobile phones.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 1, 2013

Majority of Adults Look Online for Health Information

About six-in-ten Americans say they sought health information online in the past year.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 31, 2013

Most Support Background Checks for Gun Purchases

More than eight-in-ten favor background checks for private gun sales and sales at gun shows.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 30, 2013

More Americans Worried about Having Enough for Retirement

The number of Americans who are worried they will not have enough income and assets for retirement is up 13 percentage points since 2009.