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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...

Will Religious Conflicts Threaten The President's New Science Initiatives?

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

According to a Pew Research Center poll, 36 percent of Americans today say science conflicts with their own religious beliefs.

Mark Blumenthal

Egypt's Polls: Conflicting Results, But A Simple Lesson | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conflicting survey results are often a fact of political life, and as we reported earlier this week, such inconsistency is apparent in s...

Mark Blumenthal

Egypt Poll Shows Negative Views Of U.S., Obama | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics

While many American leaders see a "moment of promise" in the popular uprising in Egypt, one concern is the potential rise of a regime that is more hos...

Before a Latino White House, Comes a Latino Leader

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Ramos

As a group, we are still young, enterprising, gaining in numbers and can point to a number of inspiring individuals and committed organizations upon whose shoulders we can stand.

Pew Boomer Report: Attitude, Not Analysis on Social Security

Paul Kleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Kleyman

I found myself holding my nose as the Pew authors took the liberty of going beyond what their findings allowed. What a shame that its authors got away with an unfounded slight of an entire generation.

Hu Jintao Comes to Town

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathy Kemper

Some American observers are billing Hu Jintao's visit to Washington as the most important state visit in three decades. His trip comes at a time when there is a widespread belief -- in both Washington and Beijing -- that the US is in decline.

Americans Less Tied To Step-Relatives Than Biological Ones

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

More than 40 percent of American adults have at least one step-relative, a new survey finds. Blood ties still bind, however: The survey found that p...

Over 40% of Americans Have Step-Relatives: New Study

A Portrait of Stepfamilies | Kim Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Today, more than four-in-ten American adults have at least one step relative in their family -- either a stepparent, a step or half sibling or a stepc...

Muslim-Majority Nations More Likely To Deny Religious Freedom

David Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

Even amid this widespread disregard for religious freedom, one group of countries stands out: Muslim-majority nations.

Internet Surpasses TV As Main News Source For Young Adults | About 14 Hours Ago Meghan Peters 37 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Internet is now the main national and international news source for people ages 18 to 29, a study from the Pew Research Center reports....