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Why Are Evangelicals Losing Influence?

Tim Suttle | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Kindness, generosity, peacefulness, hospitality, patience, self-control -- these are radical virtues that should define evangelicals. Instead, we are largely defined by what we are against.

E-Reading Device Ownership Doubles in Six Months, Says Pew Internet Project

Mark Coker | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

Books are moving to a screen near you, says new data released today by Pew Internet Project. According to Pew, for the month of May 2011, e-reader ownership grew to 12 percent.

Mark Blumenthal

Afghanistan Poll: Record Support For Bringing Troops Home | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds a record number of Americans now want to bring the troops home from Afghanistan, confirm...

Why Are There So Many Absentee Dads?

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 08.07.2015 | Divorce

The number of children living apart from their fathers has more than doubled in the last fifty years, from 11 percent in 1960 to 27 percent in 2010. ...

Facebook Users More Social in Real World

Larry Magid | Posted 08.16.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

A just released report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that people who use use Facebook are more trusting and have closer personal relationships than those who don't.

Poll: Mormonism Still A Factor For 2012 Voters

Posted 08.03.2011 | Religion

A new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that a significant segment of voters would still be less likely to vote for a Mormon candida...

Incarcerating Our Budgets

Michael Bendetson | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Michael Bendetson

Since 1987, government spending on corrections has grown a 127% in comparison to a meager 21% increase in educational funding. If a nation's budget is a symbol of its priorities, Uncle Sam is in trouble.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Is College Worth The Cost Of Admission? | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.17.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Erik Peterson started questioning the worth of college right about the time he graduated. Faced with a lack of better options, Peterson...

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Disputes Study Touting Drudge's Influence | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post is pushing back against a much-discussed new study that claims the Drudge Report website drives 15 percent of the pape...

American Commencement: Can the Class of 2011 Be the Freedom Riders of Tomorrow?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education
Curtis Valentine

On this, the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, it is time to reflect on how America can better prepare our new graduates to serve their communities and the world.

Michael Calderone

Matt Drudge Hire Second Political Writer | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

The Drudge Report is heading into the presidential election season with something it didn't have four years ago -- two veteran political journalists o...

Mark Blumenthal

Polls: Tea Party Roadblock To Budget Compromise | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two new national polls confirm the political underpinnings of the ongoing budget stalemate: Most independent and Democratic voters want ...

Mark Blumenthal

Polls: Public Wants Compromise On Budget, Volatile On Blame | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A subtle difference in wording appears to explain drastic differences between two sets of polls that gauge whether the public would hold...

Do You Call Them Latinos or Hispanics?

Alicia Morga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alicia Morga

The Pew center asked U.S. Hispanics who they considered the "most important Latino leader in the country today." Two-thirds of respondents said they did not know. Why is that?

Pew: More Young Americans Go Digital to Donate to Japan

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexander Howard

The phenomenon of American citizens making digital donations saw a substantial increase with the introduction of a mobile shortcode after the Haitian earthquake in January 2010.

Does Marriage Still Matter?

Marsha Temlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Marsha Temlock

In 2009 -- 2010 there was a 13% jump in couples living together, and the number of cohabitation keeps growing. Sure, we can blame it on the bum econom...

Mark Blumenthal

New Polls Find Support For Public Employee Unions | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As protests continue over the proposal by Gov. Scott Walker (R) to strip collective bargaining rights from public employees in Wisconsin...

Religion Coverage Doubled, Focused On Islam Controversies In 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Islam dominated religion news coverage in 2010, a year that also saw religion reporting double to 2 percent of all news, according to a new study from...

Tea Party Conservatives And The Christian Right: One And The Same?

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Pew analysis further confirms PRRI's conclusion made last October -- the Tea Party are not secular libertarians but are social conservatives largely drawn from the ranks of the Christian Right.

Why So Much Scorn For Single Moms?

Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Family structures across America are changing. But even as Americans redefine what "family" means and unconventional arrangements become more commonpl...

Mark Blumenthal

POLLS: Mixed Results On Labor Unions | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - With protests surging in Wisconsin over a law that President Obama described as an "assault on unions," two new surveys show very differe...

Single Motherhood Still Taboo: Survey | Carol Morello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Even as they've grown more comfortable with same-sex or unmarried couples raising children, most Americans still view single mothers as detrimental to...

Why, Finances Aside, Our Children Will Be Better Off Than We Are

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Our children will be better off than we are, but not because they will make more money.

Mark Blumenthal

Obama Approval Bump Holding Steady | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The increase in President Barack Obama's job-approval ratings seen in January appears to be holding. That's the takeaway from a handful ...

Mark Blumenthal

POLLS: Americans Following Egypt Crisis, But Unsure Of Impact On U.S. | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans have been following the protests roiling Egypt, but the majority are unsure whether the Egyptian crisis bodes well or ill...