U.S. Politics Feb. 15, 2007

War Support Slips, Fewer See Positive Outcome

Two-thirds of the public now says that the U.S. military effort in Iraq is not going well, reflecting a sharp increase in the last year. And most say the country is also losing ground in problem areas from the federal budget to corruption to the environment.

Dec. 6, 2006

As Home Prices Cool Down, Homeowners Temper Their Optimism

Despite a record drop this past year in the median sales price of existing homes, more than eight-in-ten homeowners expect the value of their homes to go up either “a little” (55%) or “a lot” (26%) in the future. However, these anticipated levels of future gains are not nearly as great as the gains that homeowners say they’ve experienced in recent years.

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. 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.