When asked last May, nearly six-in-ten (57%) Republicans said they would be less likely to support a candidate who had an extramarital affair. Americans overall have a more unforgiving view of a candidate's past infidelity than they did in 2007.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee spent $87,899,089 on advocacy in 2008 -- significantly more than any of the other 212 religion-related organizations who have partaken in advocacy efforts in the nation's capitol.
Nearly six-in-ten Americans (58%) say that having the freedom to pursue life's goals without state interference is more important than the state ensuring that nobody is in need. About a third (35%) of Americans say it is more important that the state ensure nobody is in need. Western Europeans hold the opposite view.
Nearly one-in-five teens (19%) said they had been bullied over a recent 12 month period. The most frequent scenario was being bullied in-person.
The number of organizations engaged in religious lobbying or religion-related advocacy in Washington, D.C., has increased roughly fivefold in the past four decades, from fewer than 40 in 1970 to more than 200 today.
While a majority of Americans (56%) believe that the U.S. has mostly succeeded in achieving its goals in Iraq, the public is divided when asked if the use of military force was the correct decision; 48% say it was the right decision and 46% say it was the wrong decision.
More than half (53%) of white Evangelical Protestants say the Mormon religion is not a Christian faith. This belief among evangelicals could have implications for Mitt Romney in the contest for the GOP nomination, although it would not likely be a factor in a general election.
The partisan divide over federal government funding for alternative energy research has widened. While Democratic support has remained high at 83%, Republican support has dropped to 53%, a 29 point decline from April 2009.
Nearly half (49%) of online teens who use social networks have misrepresented their age in order to get access to websites and online services. In comparison, only 26% of online teens who don’t use social network sites have done the same.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of the over-65 Silent generation believe that the U.S. is the greatest country in the world; just 32% of Millennials share this view.