U.S. Politics Sep. 24, 2008

Support for Global Engagement Declines

The public’s top long-term foreign policy goals are decidedly America-centric. Defending the country against terrorism, protecting U.S. jobs, and weaning the country from imported energy all draw extensive bipartisan support.

Pew Research Center Feb. 25, 2008

Govs Press For More Money on Real ID, Medicaid

Meeting in Washington, the states’ chief executives made clear their unhappiness with federal standards for driver’s licenses and costly new Medicaid rules.

Media & News Dec. 6, 2007

Third Quarter News: Terrorism, Tight Credit, and Tragedies

The threat of terrorism, a real estate recession, and man-made disasters all emerged as major stories in the U.S. news media in the third quarter of 2007, according to a new study of press coverage by the Project for Excellence in Journalism.

U.S. Politics Nov. 27, 2007

Public Sees Progress in War Effort

For the first time in a long time, nearly half of Americans express positive opinions about the situation in Iraq and judgments about the overall situation in Iraq have been improving steadily since the summer.

Pew Research Center Nov. 19, 2007

States Clammed Up After 9/11

The 2001 terrorist attacks led every state but South Dakota to restrict access to all sorts of information deemed critical to homeland security.

Pew Research Center May. 10, 2007

Have National Guard Deployments in Iraq Eroded States’ Disaster Response Capability?

The tornado that tore apart Greensburg, Kan., dramatized what could happen when a state’s equipment is thousands of miles away in Iraq. But it now seems that Kansas’ problems in rushing aid to the disaster scene weren’t as acute as the governor first implied.

U.S. Politics Oct. 5, 2006

Iraq Looms Large in a Nationalized Election

A new poll finds dismay about U.S. military action in Iraq at its highest level since the war began and many voters say the issue will be primary in their ballot decisions come November. Resignation of Rep. Foley has little impact so far.

U.S. Politics Sep. 6, 2006

A Diminished Public Appetite for Military Force and Mideast Oil

Americans’ views of the impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have changed little since 2001, but most no longer see an expanded U.S. military overseas as helpful.

U.S. Politics Aug. 17, 2006

Voters Focus on Domestic Issues, Despite Crises Abroad

War in Lebanon, widening violence in Iraq and the foiled airline terror plot failed to produce big changes in attitudes toward Israel or President Bush while economic worries continue to dominate the voting agenda.

U.S. Politics Aug. 8, 2006

Public Conflicted About Press Reports of Bank Record Monitoring

Majority says reports hurt interest of American people — but even bigger majority says they tell citizens something they should know.