Honesty leads the list of desired traits in a political leader.
The majority of the 16.1% of adults who describe themselves as unaffiliated, and 12.1% of the adult population overall, is made up of people who simply describe their religion as “nothing in particular."
One-in-four middle-class workers worry that one or more negative events might affect their job status in the coming year.
Majorities or pluralities in 20 of 24 countries surveyed in the 2008 Pew Global Attitudes poll express unfavorable opinions of Iran.
Fewer than one-in-four Americans think that “women should return to their traditional roles in society.”
Half of self-described conservatives now express the view that churches and other houses of worship should stay out of politics; four years ago, only 30% of conservatives expressed this view.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63%) favor a government guarantee of universal health insurance, even if it means raising taxes.
Nearly half of Americans (46%) are unable to correctly identify Barack Obama as a Christian including 13% who still maintain that he is a Muslim and another 16% who say they have heard different things about his religion.
John McCain has an 11-point advantage over Barack Obama on foreign policy, the topic of tonight's debate.
Only 6% of Americans say women make better political leaders than men.