Internet & TechNovember 29, 2017

Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates

More than half of comments submitted to the FCC on net neutrality used temporary or duplicate email addresses, and seven popular comments accounted for 38% of all submissions.

U.S. PoliticsNovember 2, 2017

Declining Confidence in Trump, Lower Job Ratings for Congressional Leaders

Amid tax debates, deficit concerns are lower today than during the Obama administration. As approval of congressional leaders drops, confidence in Trump on several measures also declines.

Pew Research CenterOctober 19, 2017

After Las Vegas attack, Democrats in Congress were far more likely than Republicans to mention guns on Facebook

In the week after the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, partisan differences were on full display in how elected officials responded on Facebook.

Media & NewsOctober 18, 2017

In Trump’s first 100 days, news stories citing his tweets were more likely to be negative

News stories about the beginning of Trump administration’s presidency that included one of his tweets were more likely to have an overall negative assessment.

Internet & TechOctober 9, 2017

Most Americans would favor policies to limit job and wage losses caused by automation

Americans are apprehensive about a future in which machines take on more of the work currently done by humans, and most are supportive of policies aimed at cushioning the economic impact of widespread automation, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Pew Research CenterOctober 6, 2017

A closer look at who does (and doesn’t) pay U.S. income tax

Taxpayers with incomes of $200,000 or more paid well over half (58.8%) of federal income taxes, though they accounted for only 4.5% of all returns filed (6.8% of all taxable returns). By contrast, taxpayers with incomes below $30,000 filed nearly 44% of all returns but paid just 1.4% of all federal income tax.

Media & NewsOctober 4, 2017

Early coverage of the Trump presidency rarely included citizen voices

Just 5% of more than 3,000 news stories from the first 100 days of the Trump presidency cited a member of the public.

Internet & TechSeptember 27, 2017

Most Americans think the government could be monitoring their phone calls and emails

Seven-in-ten U.S. adults say it is it likely that their own phone calls and emails are being monitored by the government.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 29, 2017

Congressional productivity is up – but many new laws overturn Obama-era rules

This Congress has passed more substantive bills so far in its session than any since 2007 – though nearly a third of them were to undo Obama-era rules.

Pew Research CenterAugust 21, 2017

Highly ideological members of Congress have more Facebook followers than moderates do

In both legislative chambers, members’ ideology is a strong predictor of the number of people who follow them on Facebook.