report | Dec 3, 2009

U.S. Seen as Less Important, China as More Powerful

Overview The general public and members of the Council on Foreign Relations are apprehensive and uncertain about America‚Äôs place in the world. Growing numbers in both groups see the United States playing a less important role globally, while acknowledging the increasing stature of China. And the general public, which is in a decidedly inward-looking frame […]

report | Nov 19, 2009

Abortion Plays Small Role in Health Reform Opposition

Overview While most Americans oppose government funding of abortion, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that concern about abortion funding plays only a small role in driving opposition to the health care reform legislation under consideration by Congress. When health care opponents are asked in an open-ended question to describe their main reason for […]

report | Nov 18, 2009

Modest Rise in Concern About Islamic Extremism

Overview The public continues to express concern about the rise of Islamic extremism in the United States and abroad, but a survey taken shortly after the deadly Nov. 5 shootings at the Fort Hood Army base shows only a modest increase in these concerns since 2007. Just more than half (52%) of Americans say they […]

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