While gay marriage remains a divisive issue, a 58%-majority of Americans say homosexuality should be accepted, rather than discouraged, by society.
A little more than a third of Americans (35%) say that the increasing number of gay couples raising children is a bad thing for society, down from 50% in 2007.
A 58%-majority of college presidents say public high school students arrive at college less well prepared than their counterparts of a decade ago.
An overwhelming 81% of Americans say that purchasing a home is the best long-term investment a person can make.
By a large margin, most adults who rent would like to one day purchase a home (81%) rather than continue to rent (17%).
By a 48%-to-38% margin, more Americans say states’ rights rather than slavery was the main cause of the Civil War.
Just one-in-ten Americans have a positive reaction when they see the Confederate flag displayed.
Far more young adults are able to identify the founder of Facebook (63%) than name the speaker of the House (21%).
Fewer than four-in-ten Americans can say which house of Congress is controlled by the GOP.
A record 6.6 million Latinos voted in the 2010 midterm election, but the group’s representation remains below its share of the general population.