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It's Time To Get To Know The 'Nones'

Chris Stedman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Chris Stedman

In a time when debates about same-sex marriage, reproductive rights, capital punishment, epidemic hunger and even Big Bird dominate American discourse, it is of paramount importance that we understand the values held by the religiously unaffiliated.

What's Behind the Surge?

Helmut Norpoth | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Helmut Norpoth

As far as I can tell, the September-October shift is the largest recorded by the Pew trend line. But is it a real surge?

Social Media and the Presidential Debates

2morrowknight | Posted 12.03.2012 | Technology

Social media will be to this election what television was to the 1960 victory of John Kennedy, and what radio was to the multiple victories in the '30s and '40s of Franklin Roosevelt.

Young Voter Registration Hits A New Low

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.01.2012 | College

Young voters turned out in droves to help propel Barack Obama to the presidency in 2008. While Obama still holds a huge chunk of support from young pe...

Half Of Young Adults Not Sure They're Registered To Vote

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

The youth vote, which turned out in near-record numbers four years ago, may reach a 16-year low in 2012, according to a report released Friday by the ...

Polling Shows That Bishops' Campaign Failed

Jon O'Brien | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

Catholics know what's at stake, and they're making up their own minds despite the influence the bishops claim, or the relative importance the hierarchy's influence and divisive campaigns garner in the media.

Do Americans Really Dislike Mosques?

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.28.2012 | Religion

In 2010, a fierce national debate erupted after plans to erect an Islamic community center two blocks from the site of the World Trade Center were ann...

Online News Threatening TV Domination

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.27.2012 | Media

The inevitable dominance of online media is quickly becoming a reality, a new Pew survey showed on Thursday. The organization's biennal study of Am...

The 'Grit' Factor

David Allyn | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
David Allyn

The stereotype of poor, academically-lagging student is a dangerous one.

Republicans Criticize Press Coverage Of Obama

Posted 09.25.2012 | Media

A majority of Republicans believe that the press has been too easy on President Obama, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. The ...

Obama Sews Up Voters Who Want 'Bigger Government'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

Voters' decisions at the ballot box are increasingly tied to their overall views on the role of government, according to a poll released Monday by the...

Mark Blumenthal

Poll Shows Biggest Obama Lead Yet | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A dozen national polls conducted over the past week have produced a range of results, mostly indicating either a dead heat or a narrow a...

Shocking Number Of Low-Income Voters Support Romney

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney told donors he'd never win the support of Americans who don't pay income tax, he may have been ceding more than a few o...

Millennials Hate The News

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.13.2016 | College

Millennials couldn't care less about the news. That's according to the research of University of Texas at Austin journalism professor Paula Poindex...

The Case for a Food Stamp President

Margie Omero | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

The Presidential campaign is now careening from convention to gaffe to speech to debate, and Congressional and Senate races are up on the air in earne...

Democrats Increasingly Positive About Presidential Campaign

The Huffington Post | Mark Blumenthal and Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

Democrats' opinions on the 2012 campaign have grown increasingly positive during the year, while Republican sentiment on the same measures has lagged,...

GOP Convention Viewers Fell; Eastwood Speech Was Highlight

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Viewership of the Republican convention was down sharply from four years ago, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday. While 56 per...

The Way the Rich Really Are: Breaking Down New Pew Research Center Reports

Steve Siebold | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Steve Siebold

When it comes to wealth, freedom from financial worries and a millionaire's lifestyle is closer than you think. Money flows like water to great ideas; the key is learning to turn on the faucet.

Social Networks Have Modest Political Impact, Poll Finds

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Social networking sites play a modest role in influencing most U.S. users' political views, with the biggest impact among Democ...

Insecurity Separates Middle Class From Romney, Ryan

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

While the middle class is losing faith, two Yale researchers say it doesn't have to be that way. In their plan, everyone benefits, but it's not a strategy likely to be adopted by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, who have never experienced the pain of economic insecurity.

CNBC: Shrinking Middle Class? No Problem!

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

It must be nice to live in CNBC's world, the best of all possible worlds, where the glasses are always half-full and the rich get richer but the poor don't get poorer.

'There's Not A Lot Of Good News For The Middle Class'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

Things aren't looking great for America's middle class, and they know it. A significant share of the middle class say it will be a long time befor...

Media Believability Sinking Fast, New Study Finds

Posted 10.16.2012 | Media

Good news for television and political reporters! You're not the only ones who people don't trust as much anymore. A new study from the Pew Researc...

It's Time for Customer-Centered Reform of Education: Part 1

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

In this post, we provide our analysis and thoughts on why it's time -- past time, indeed -- for customer-centered reform of higher education by examining an area that impact the value equation for students: college costs.

Support For Gun Control Unchanged After Aurora Shooting

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

Public opinion on gun control remains virtually unchanged in the wake of the Aurora shooting, according to a Pew poll released Monday afternoon. Th...