In the case of a federal government shutdown, the public splits -- and sharply so along partisan lines -- over whether President Obama or Republicans in Congress are to blame.
Roughly as many Americans have a favorable (47%) as unfavorable (45%) opinion of business corporations, a low in 20-plus years of Pew Research polling.
New projections show the global Muslim population growing about 35% by 2030, reaching 2.2 billion.
According to projections, Muslims will account for 1.7% of the U.S. population in 2030, up from 0.8% in 2010.
As of March 2010, 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States, virtually unchanged from a year earlier.
Just about all American adults now own a cell phone.
Nearly as many American adults now own a laptop computer as own a desktop computer.
Three-fourths of adults younger than age 34 own an iPod or another mp3 player.
A majority of Americans say union agreements don’t give union workers unfair advantages, but rather ensure fair treatment for workers.
A 44%-plurality of Americans side with labor unions in disputes with state or local governments.