Pew Research CenterJanuary 29, 2013

Many Back Balanced Approach to Illegal Immigration

On illegal immigration, about four-in-ten give equal priority to better border security and creating a path to citizenship.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 28, 2013

Americans Say Free Access to Internet a Very Important Library Service

Three quarters say it is very important that public libraries offer free access to computers and the internet.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 25, 2013

Americans Doubt Leadership Changes in Middle East Will Be Good for U.S.

Two years after Arab Spring protests exploded in Egypt, few Americans say leadership changes in Middle East will be good for the U.S.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 24, 2013

About as Many Have Favorable as Unfavorable Views of John Kerry

John Kerry, the secretary of state nominee, gets mixed ratings from the public, with 39% offering a favorable view and 36% an unfavorable one.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 23, 2013

Republicans Followed Benghazi Probe News More Closely Than Democrats

Republicans were 21 percentage points more likely than Democrats last fall to very closely follow news about the investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 22, 2013

Young Adults Least Likely Age Group to Know Roe v. Wade about Abortion

Just 44% of those under 30 know that the Roe v. Wade ruling dealt with abortion, compared with 62% of all adults.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 21, 2013

Big Partisan Divide in Obama Job Approval

With a 74 point partisan gap, Barack Obama starts his second term with a lower approval rating than other presidents – except for George W. Bush.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 18, 2013

Blacks Say U.S. Still Has Progress to Make in Ensuring Equal Rights

About eight-in-ten blacks said in a 2009 poll that more changes were needed in the country to give them equal rights with whites.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 17, 2013

Fewer Frequently Hear People Being Loud and Annoying on Cell Phones

The number of adults who say they frequently encounter people using cell phones in a loud and annoying manner has dropped 11 percentage points since 2006.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 16, 2013

Rising Religious Restrictions around the World Include Wearing of Religious Symbols

In mid-2010, religious attire and other symbols were regulated in 57 countries, up from 21 countries in mid-2007.