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Michael Calderone

Obama Gets Less Favorable Media Coverage Than In 2008 | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.02.2012 | Media

NEW YORK –- In the final months of the 2012 election, Mitt Romney advisers, along with countless conservative pundits and writers, have claimed th...

Presidential Race Tied, New Poll Shows

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is tied with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at 47 percent among likely voters, according to a poll released Monday...

Ratings: Fox News, the Old Folks Network

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 12.10.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Based on last week's total numbers: Romney wins, but if you look at demographic numbers, Obama's still in front. So, I guess that I, like Gallup and Pew, think it's too early to put anybody clearly ahead.

Is the Sky Falling on Obama? Quick, Take a Poll

Sandip Roy | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Sandip Roy

The Pew Poll is important and a wake-up call to Obama's supporters, but its value is just as a snapshot of the moment, not necessarily a predictor of the future.

Jason Linkins

Pew Poll Prompts Mad Panic From Obama Supporters | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

Now that we've entered the home stretch of this presidential campaign, we're starting to see what happens to high-information political partisans afte...

U.S. Is Becoming A Smartphone And Tablet Nation

AP | Posted 11.30.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' news habits are on the move. Half of all adult Americans now own either a tablet computer or a smartphon...

Clinton Steals Show At DNC

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

The star of the Democratic National Convention? Bill Clinton, according to a poll released Monday by the Pew Research Center. Nearly three in 10 Am...

1 Word Americans Use To Describe Obama

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

WASHINGTON -- "Good" and "trying" are the top two words Americans used to describe President Barack Obama, according to a poll released Wednesday by t...

Pew Study Finds Obama, Romney News Coverage Highly Negative

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

News coverage of both major presidential candidates has been more negative this year than in almost any other recent election, with President Barack O...

The Unreported Political Implications Of Pew's Religion Poll

Eric Sapp | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion
Eric Sapp

The problem with religious academics doing political polls and non-religious reporters covering them is that the headlines can get skewed and political implications muddled.

Janell Ross

Obama Shifts On Controversial Social Issues, Galvanizing Voters | Janell Ross | Posted 06.22.2012 | Latino Voices

Between delivering steaming platters of enchiladas and clearing away the remains, Evelyn Rivera often overhears conversations in the Orlando, Fla.-are...

Good on Ya, Mate! Australia Protects Incredibly Big Ocean Area

Carl Safina | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

The Australian government has formed the world's largest network of ocean reserves. The network is anchored by a massive reserve in the Coral Sea. As we say, "Go you, Aussies."

This Generation Has Suffered Massive Loss Of Wealth

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.20.2012 | Money

The generation known for bringing the world grunge, 'zines and slackers is, apparently, slacking. Those born between 1966 and 1975, belonging to Ge...

Michael Calderone

Study: Romney Gets More Positive Press Coverage Than Obama | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.23.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- During the past several months of the Republican primary campaign, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney received a mix of positive and nega...

These Gen Yers Are Bucking The Trend

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.19.2012 | Money

Moving back home with mom and dad According to a recent Pew Research Center report on the "boomerang generation" three in 10 young adult...

Will Technology Make People 'Intellectual Lightweights'?

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is a good chance young people growing up in today's always-wired world will eventually become bright, nimble decision mak...

Don't Underestimate Santorum

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While Democrats will decry Santorum's views on social issues, and the Republican base will rally behind him, most truly independent voters may largely ignore his extreme conservatism on social issues, simply because they don't really care about the wedge issues.

Viewers Turn To Cable News For 2012 Campaign Coverage

Posted 02.07.2012 | Media

More people are turning to cable news for information about the 2012 presidential campaign than other forms of media, according to Pew Research Center...

Twitter, Facebook Are Least Used Sources Of Political News

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 04.08.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — In this campaign season, the social networks have nothing on the news networks. A new survey from the Pew Research ...

Study: Many Of Us Go Online For No Reason

AP | By BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- For anyone who needed official word, a new study confirms that many of us – and the majority of young adults – go online for n...

Pew Study: Kids Are Mostly Kind to Others Online

Larry Magid | Posted 01.09.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

2011-11-09-Screenshot20111109at9.58.06AM.jpgA just released study found that "69% of social media-using teens think that peers are mostly kind to each other on social network sites."

Michael Calderone

Christie's Latest 2012 Denial Sparks Media Frenzy | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.04.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told political reporters huddled in Trenton's statehouse -- and watching live Tuesday on cable news -- ...

Half Of U.S. Adults Now Use Social Networks

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Half of all American adults are now on social networks, slightly more than a year ago, and use among Baby Boomers is growing, ac...

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...

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.