Email remains the most important digital tool for workers. Just 7% of online job holders say the internet makes them less productive at work, but 36% say they spend more time working because of the internet and cell phones.
Americans are becoming more aware of the domestic energy boom and the recent drop in gas prices. Yet, views of energy policies have changed only modestly since 2011.
Will governments and corporations expand current tracking policies? Or will innovators create new ways for individuals to control personal information? Experts are divided on whether a secure and balanced privacy-rights infrastructure will be in place by 2025.
Most vote in elections, but few engage in other kinds of political participation or think those forms are effective. Publics overwhelmingly say that government officials do not care what they think.
For the first time since at least 2009, as many say they’re hearing good news as bad news about the nation’s job situation. While most hear a mix of good and bad economic news, 70% hear good news about gas prices.
Following the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on post-9/11 CIA interrogation practices, 51% of Americans say these CIA methods were justified, compared with 29% who say they were not.
A majority of Americans believe the historical accuracy of the biblical Christmas story and also look forward to gathering with friends and family for the holidays.
Americans are divided over President Obama’s recent executive action that allows more unauthorized immigrants to stay and work in the U.S. At the same time, the public continues to support a pathway to legal status for those here illegally.
The public is deeply pessimistic about the prospects for healing the nation’s political divisions. And most Americans think continued partisan gridlock would wreak significant damage on the country.
Pope Francis, leader of the world’s nearly 1.1 billion Catholics, enjoys broad support across much of the globe. A median of 60% across 43 nations have a favorable view of the pontiff.