ScienceApr 22, 2016

For Earth Day, here’s how Americans view environmental issues

The 1970s were an important era for American environmentalism. Congress passed the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, President Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency, and the nation’s first Earth Day – created by Democratic Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin – was held on April 22, 1970. Forty-six years later, Earth Day has […]

ScienceFeb 25, 2016

Public support for environmental regulations varies by state

When it comes to potential trade-offs between the environment and the economy, most Americans say stricter environmental regulations are worth the cost, while fewer say stricter environmental regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy.

U.S. PoliticsJan 22, 2016

Budget Deficit Slips as Public Priority

The goal of reducing the budget deficit, which the public once ranked among the most pressing objectives for the Obama administration, has continued its recent decline in perceived importance.

U.S. PoliticsNov 10, 2015

5 facts about Republicans

Republican voters give the current field of presidential candidates higher ratings than at comparable times in the past two nomination contests.

U.S. PoliticsJan 28, 2015

Budget deficit dropping, but public still concerned

While the $467.5 billion deficit projection for fiscal 2015 is the lowest since 2007, the nonpartisan agency predicts higher deficits in the years to come. Meanwhile, the public’s concerns about reducing the deficit have varied over the past two decades, according to the Pew Research Center’s annual policy priorities surveys.

U.S. PoliticsJan 20, 2015

State of the Union 2015: How Americans see the nation, their leaders and the issues

As President Obama delivers the State of the Union address Jan. 20, here’s a primer of U.S. public opinion on top issues, the state of the nation and the country’s political leaders.

U.S. PoliticsJan 15, 2015

How Americans view the top energy and environmental issues

President Obama and the GOP-controlled Congress have sharp differences on environmental and energy issues. Here’s a look at where public opinion stands.

U.S. PoliticsJan 15, 2015

Americans’ Top Priorities for 2015

For the first time in five years, as many Americans cite defending the U.S. against terrorism (76%) as a top policy priority as say that about strengthening the nation’s economy (75%).

U.S. PoliticsNov 13, 2014

Obama vs. the Republicans on environmental issues: How the public views them

While President Obama’s stock with the public has taken a beating, the environment is one area where he maintains an advantage over the GOP.

HispanicOct 29, 2014

Democratic Advantage Among Latinos Falls

Democrats maintain a wide, but diminished, advantage among Hispanic registered voters, 54% of whom say a candidate’s position on immigration is not a deal-breaker in determining their vote.