U.S. Politics Dec. 20, 2006

Free Trade Agreements Get a Mixed Review

The American public continues to have a mixed opinion about free trade agreements such as NAFTA and the WTO. On balance they are seen as a good thing for the country, but Americans are divided over the impact of free trade agreements on their own personal financial situations.

U.S. Politics Sep. 14, 2006

Democrats Hold Solid Lead; Strong Anti-Incumbent, Anti-Bush Mood

Voters view the coming elections through the prism of national issues and concerns

Hispanic Jul. 13, 2006

2006 National Survey of Latinos: The Immigration Debate

New survey finds Hispanics in the U.S. are feeling discriminated against, politically energized and unified following the immigration policy debate and the pro-immigration marches this spring.

U.S. Politics Jun. 28, 2006

’Enthusiasm Gap’ Favors Democrats This Year

A new poll finds Democrats more eager to vote, but also less happy with their party.

Pew Research Center May. 23, 2006

Addicted to Gambling

Although a handful of states are moving this year to ban certain types of electronic gambling machines, experts say tax-averse states are growing increasingly dependent on gambling revenues while ignoring the social cost of problem gamblers.

Mar. 28, 2006

A Barometer of Modern Morals

Cheating on your taxes, cheating on your spouse and other questions of right and wrong

U.S. Politics Mar. 28, 2006

Pinched Pocketbooks

Beyond partisanship — and behind those healthy economic indicators — Americans may be seeing something that most economists overlook.

U.S. Politics Mar. 22, 2006

Diminishing Divide on Cultural Issues?

Even as divisive policy debates continue, public acceptance of homosexual marriage, adoption and military has increased.

U.S. Politics Mar. 14, 2006

Do Deficits Matter Anymore? Apparently Not to the Public

The federal debt has escalated in recent years but runaway deficits no longer top the political agenda as in the 1990s, according to a new poll analysis.

Pew Research Center Jan. 31, 2006

States, Flush with Cash, Still Face Tough Issues

From Medicaid to immigration, state lawmakers grapple with contentious issues as elections loom.