The Contraception Mandate and Religious Liberty
On Feb. 1, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed new rules that would exempt certain religious organizations from a new mandate to offer free contraception services to women employees.
Mixed Reactions to Obama’s Gun Proposals
The public is closely tracking the debate: 43% followed news about the proposals very closely and 29% followed fairly closely.
Infographic: Public Opinion on Abortion and Roe v. Wade
Graphic showing the views on abortion and Roe v. Wade.
Obama’s Gun Policy Announcement
President Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden Wednesday unveiled their proposals for preventing the kind of mass shootings that most recently occurred at an elementary school in Newtown, Ct. Here are some of our public opinion findings that relate to some of what they had to say.
Roe v. Wade at 40
As anniversary nears, more than six-in-ten say they don’t want the landmark case completely overturned.
Public Attitudes Toward the Next Social Contract
The recent deliberations in Washington about the fiscal cliff have triggered a national debate in the United States about the nature, extent and future sustainability of key elements of the U.S. social safety net.
In Gun Control Debate, Several Options Draw Majority Support
There are clear areas of agreement when it comes to a number of gun policy proposals like background checks for gun sales. But there are big partisan divides on others.
Modest Change in Opinion about Gun Control
While support for controlling gun ownership has increased in the wake of the Newtown shootings, the change since July has been modest.
Newtown Sparks Calls for Gun Reform in Social Media, Opinion Pages
The shooting rampage in a Connecticut elementary school last week triggered a conversation different from other recent U.S. gun tragedies.
Public Divided Over Newtown Shootings
Americans are evenly divided over whether the Newtown shootings reflect broader problems in society or are just isolated acts of troubled individuals.