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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cell Phones Nearly Universal in Much of the World
In most nations surveyed, large majorities say they have mobile phones.
Majority of Adults Look Online for Health Information
About six-in-ten Americans say they sought health information online in the past year.
Most Support Background Checks for Gun Purchases
More than eight-in-ten favor background checks for private gun sales and sales at gun shows.
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.