Two-thirds of Americans, including majorities among partisan groups, favor building the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport oil from Canada to U.S. refineries.
More than eight-in-ten Tea Party Republicans say granting legal status to undocumented immigrants would reward illegal behavior.
Political unrest continued in Egypt after a chaotic political week in which two of the key players – both unpopular with the Egyptian public – illustrated the difficulty in finding a leader who can overcome the country’s divisions.
About one out of five of the nation’s households owed student debt in 2010, more than double the share two decades earlier.
Four-in-ten Americans see global climate change as a major threat to the U.S., fewer than publics in other countries.
Two Pew Research Center surveys -- one of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults and the other of the American public -- found a common thread: that society as a whole has become more accepting of gays and lesbians.
Currently, 35% of Americans say the increase in gay and lesbian couples raising children is a bad thing, a decline from recent years.
There is a 67 percentage point divide between Israelis, who have a favorable view of the U.S., and Palestinians who have a positive view.
One of the phrases coined during the debate over President Obama’s health care overhaul was the “young invincibles,” referring to the large share of young adults who did not have health insurance because they thought their age made it less likely they would get sick, or just were not in a position to afford coverage. […]
A majority of Americans think the government’s collection of phone and internet data has helped prevent terrorist attacks.