Polls typically focus on current issues with considerable disagreement. So what do 90% of Americans agree on?
In a poll taken prior to recent Koran-burning-related violence in Afghanistan, the U.S. public divided (40% yes, 42% no) over whether Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence among its believers.
Nearly two-thirds of white evangelical Protestants (64%) say helping to protect Israel should be a very important policy goal for the U.S. in the Middle East, compared with 34% of white mainline Protestants and 36% of white Catholics.
Few Americans know that Medicare is a sizable chunck of the federal government’s budget. Regardless, most oppose changing it to reduce the deficit.
Sixteen of the top 20 U.S. newspapers lost overall audience -- including online -- in 2010.
Among adults who go online, 8% use Twitter.
The most popular subjects for tweets from Twitter users are related to personal lives, activities or interests.
Nearly half (47%) of registered voters say they would like to see Barack Obama reelected in 2012, while 37% would prefer to see a Republican candidate take the White House.
Among possible candidates for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, four (Romney, Huckabee, Palin and Gingrich) are supported by more than 10% of Republican voters and none garners the support of more than one-in-five GOP voters.
Nearly seven-in-ten Americans have a favorable view of Michelle Obama.