The European debt crisis has attracted minimal interest or concern among the U.S. public, despite warnings from economists that Europe’s problems may threaten this country’s fragile recovery.
Roughly half of Americans (52%) say Barack Obama’s expression of support for gay marriage did not affect their opinion of the president.
For years, the Pew Internet & American Life Project has been polling people who use social media, asking how they use it and what they get out of it. The results paint an interesting picture of what kind of people use sites such as Facebook, who they are connected to and how they manage their privacy.
Nearly three-fourths (74%) of smartphone users use their phones to obtain real-time, location-based information and almost one-in-five use geosocial services such as Foursquare.
Egyptians remain upbeat about the course of the nation and prospects for progress. Most Egyptians continue to want democracy, with two-in-three saying it is the best form of government. Egyptians also want Islam to play a major role in society.
86% of smartphone owners used their phone in the past month to make real-time queries to help them meet friends, solve problems, or settle arguments.
Nearly four-in-ten teenage (37%) internet users participate in video chats with others andf almost three-in-ten record and upload video to the Internet. Fewer teens (13%) stream live video for others to watch than engage in simple uploading.
Public assessments of the Supreme Court have reached a quarter-century low.
A year after the death of its leader, al Qaeda is widely unpopular among Muslim publics. Majorities in Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey and Lebanon expressed negative views of the terrorist group.