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.

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.

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. 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.