Among the 25 most populous countries, Egypt, Russia, India, Indonesia and Turkey have the most restrictions on religion, while Japan, Brazil, the Philippines, the Dem. Rep. of the Congo and the U.S. have the fewest restrictions.
People in 38 countries were asked how often they use the internet – as well as how often they use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and other sites – to get news. Specifically, they were asked whether they did each activity several times a day, once a day, several times a week, once a […]
Most Americans say there are some circumstances in which doctors and nurses should allow a patient to die, but a growing minority says that medical professionals should do everything possible to save a patient’s life in all circumstances.
More than 6.6 million Latinos voted in last year’s election—a record for a midterm. Fueled by their rapid population growth, Latinos also were a larger share of the electorate in 2010 than in any previous midterm election, representing 6.9% of all voters, up from 5.8% in 2006.
Summary of research findings from Pew Internet's 2010 post-election survey.
54% of adults used the internet for political purposes in the 2010 election cycle, far surpassing the 2006 midterm contest.
22% of online Americans used social networking or Twitter in 2010 campaign; Republicans catch up to Democrats in social media use for politics.
Republicans catch up to Democrats in social media use for politics as social media became a regular part of the political environment in the 2010 midyear elections
More than a quarter of American adults - 26% - used their cell phones to learn about or participate in the 2010 mid-term election campaign.
The 2010 midterm elections renewed discussions about civil unions and same-sex marriage laws in several states, including Hawaii, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa. Hawaii The election of Democrat Neil Abercrombie as governor of Hawaii may make it more likely that a bill legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples could become law in the state, according to […]