Blacks See Growing Values Gap Between Poor and Middle Class
African Americans see a widening gulf between the values of middle class and poor blacks, and nearly four-in-ten say that because of the diversity within their community, blacks can no longer be thought of as a single race, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream
The first-ever, nationwide, random sample survey of Muslim Americans finds them to be largely assimilated, happy with their lives, and moderate with respect to many of the issues that have divided Muslims and Westerners around the world.
Are Americans Ready to Elect a Female President?
When evaluating Sen. Hillary Clinton’s 2008 prospects, one question remains inescapable: Are American voters ready to pick a female president? A review of exit polls in statewide elections suggests that, at least for Democratic candidates, being a woman is not an obstacle.
Most Say Imus’s Punishment Was Appropriate
A new survey finds that Americans generally agree with the punishment radio host Don Imus received for the racist and sexist remarks he made about the Rutgers University’s women basketball team. Nonetheless, there are substantial racial differences in views of Imus’s punishment, and the media’s coverage of the story.
Israel and the Future of Zionism
An American scholar and an Israeli journalist discuss the origins and evolution of Zionism and its implications for the future of the Israeli state.
Women Can’t Do Math…Or Can They?
A pair of psychologists devised an experiment to see if they could improve women’s test scores in math by triggering positive self-images.
Imperialism, Anti-Americanism and Anti-Semitism
Has U.S. power stoked both anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism?
Attitudes Toward Immigration: In Black and White
African Americans are often more sympathetic to immigrants – except when it comes to jobs.
America’s Immigration Quandary
A growing number of Americans believe that immigrants are a burden to the country, taking jobs and housing and creating strains on the health care system. Many people also worry about the cultural impact of the expanding number of newcomers in the U.S.
Mixed Trends in Religious Tolerance
Will Muslims and Evangelicals gain the public acceptance that Jews and Catholics now enjoy?