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.
Few Americans know that Medicare is a sizable chunck of the federal government’s budget. Regardless, most oppose changing it to reduce the deficit.
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.
Nearly seven-in-ten Americans have a favorable view of Michelle Obama.
Racial and ethnic minorities accounted for 91.7% of the nation's population growth over the past decade.