The federal government has proposed banning the use of personal electronic devices while driving. How widespread is that use? A Pew Research Center study found that 27% of American adults say they have texted while driving, and 61% say they have talked on their cell phones while behind the wheel.
About three-in-ten (31%) Americans say that their impression of the Republican presidential field is getting worse as they learn more about the candidates.
Large majorities of people in three former Soviet republics -- Russia (82%), Lithuania (91%) and Ukraine (95%) -- believe that politicians far more than ordinary people have benefited from the changes that have taken place in their countries since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants in the United States have lived in this country for at least 10 years.
Nearly eight-in-ten (77%) Democrats believe there is solid evidence of global warming compared to 43% of Republicans.
The Census Bureau has developed an alternative measure of poverty that takes into account a wider range of factors than the official poverty measure. The alternative measure sets the poverty threshold for 2010 at $24,343, which is $2,230 higher than the official measure for a two-adult two-child family.
Despite their young age during his presidency, nearly half (48%) of Millennials say that Bill Clinton did the best job of any president in their lifetime.
After narrowing during the 1980s, the gap in economic well-being between Americans under 35 and those over 65 has widened. About one-fifth (22%) of householders under 35 lives in poverty, compared to just 11% of householders over 65.
About half of all internet news users (51%) say that when they last looked for news on a specific topic or story on the internet, they went first to a website that offers links to stories from many news organizations.
Roughly 18% of Americans are white Evangelical Protestants, but they make up nearly four-in-ten members of core Republican groups.