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  • Pew: Americans show some interest in IRS lost emails; not much in World Cup

    07/01/2014 7:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/01/2014 | Rick Moran
    ESPN has been hyping the World Cup for weeks, showing video from venues across the country where large crowds have gathered to watch the US play. But it's a mirage. Only about 17% of Americans are showing interest in the World Cup soccer matches as opposed to 12% who are following the IRS lost emails story and 26% following events in Iraq. Pew Research: So far, the growing crisis in Iraq has not drawn strong interest from the American public. As Sunni militants extend their control of large swaths of Iraq, 25% say they are paying very close attention to...
  • Utah man sentenced to jail for seat-saving assault at a Mormon church

    06/30/2014 10:18:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    salt lake tribune ^ | Jessica Miller
    Ogden • A Plain City man accused of beating a fellow churchgoer last year at a Mormon baby blessing and mission farewell was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail. Wayne Dodge, 52, pleaded guilty last month in Ogden’s 2nd District Court to one count of class B misdemeanor assault. One charge of felony aggravated assault was dismissed, according to court records. Judge W. Brent West ordered Dodge to complete an anger management class as part of a 12-month probation. The judge also ordered Dodge to pay a $550 fine and have no contact with the victim. Dodge, who faced...
  • America the not so religiously diverse? We're essentially, still a Christian nation

    04/07/2014 7:17:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s one of the enduring traits of the United States and a source of understandable pride. Americans are, in part, defined by the freedoms they enjoy under the Constitution in general, and in our freedom of religion in particular. And this open environment has led us to be one of the most religiously diverse nations on the planet, right? As Dr. Joyner explores the topic, perhaps not so much. This comes from a new Pew Research study which breaks down the religious affiliation of Americans in one convenient graph.Looking at this graph, it’s easy to see that we’re considerably more...
  • Cowardice Blocks Pew’s Chance To Tell The Truth About Islam

    03/29/2014 7:58:16 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 13 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 29 March 14 | Christopher Holton
    The Pew Research Center just released a report this week based on 2012 data which details the use of religious police to enforce what Pew calls “religious norms” and, in one case, “social restrictions.” The data, and the graphic that accompanies the introductory article, show that 17 nations employ religious police. What the article does not mention is that 15 of those 17 nations are Islamic.
  • Pew Poll: Majority of Americans support Keystone XL, including Democrats

    03/19/2014 12:40:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Yet another poll on the general public’s feelings on the Keystone XL pipeline, this one from Pew, is out today confirming pretty much everything we already knew about the beleaguered project: That the majority of Americans are cool with it, while the majority of the opposition is coming from out-of-touch wealthy liberals. Shocker. As the Obama administration deliberates over whether to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built, the proposed pipeline continues to draw broad support from the public. Currently, 61% favor building the pipeline while 27% are opposed. These views have changed little over the past year.As previous...
  • PEW RESEARCH: Millennials in Adulthood -- 50% now describe themselves as political independents

    03/07/2014 9:22:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Pew Social Trends ^ | 03/07/2014
    The Millennial generation is forging a distinctive path into adulthood. Now ranging in age from 18 to 331, they are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, distrustful of people, in no rush to marry— and optimistic about the future. They are also America’s most racially diverse generation. In all of these dimensions, they are different from today’s older generations. And in many, they are also different from older adults back when they were the age Millennials are now. Pew Research Center surveys show that half of Millennials (50%) now describe themselves as...
  • Pew Study: Christians Are The World’s Most Oppressed Religious Group

    02/07/2014 10:47:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2014 - 1:40 PM | Barbara Boland
    Restrictions, harassment, and intimidation towards people who practice their religion increased in every major region of the world in 2012 except the Americas, with Christians the major target, says a new report by the Pew Research Center. “Muslims and Jews experienced six-year highs in the number of countries in which they were harassed by national, provincial or local governments,” the study found, but Christians continue to be the world’s most oppressed religious group, with persecution against them reported in 110 countries. A recent report by the Christian group Open Doors noted that “North Korea remains the world’s most restrictive nation...
  • Most Americans believe in Jesus’ virgin birth

    12/25/2013 10:29:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | December 25, 2013 | David Masci
    For most Americans, the Christmas story of Jesus’ birth still has real meaning. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of adults say they believe Jesus was born of a virgin, according to a new Pew Research survey on how Americans celebrate Christmas.
  • Pew: Liberal support for Obama at all-time low, worse than George W. Bush and conservatives

    12/18/2013 4:07:26 AM PST · by Biggirl · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 18, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Following on the heels of other political groups, President Obama's liberal base is abandoning him, giving him an even lower level of support from his base than George W. Bush had from conservatives five years into his presidency, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.
  • They Call Them Flippers: Low Paying Food Services/Bartenders Jobs Grow, Construction Falls

    08/04/2013 8:33:46 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/04/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Friday’s jobs report from the BLS could have been better. It revealed that 81% of jobs created since March were part-time rather than full-time. Furthermore, there were 988,000 discouraged workers in the United States in July, an increase of 136,000 from July 2012, according to data released today the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And the mix of jobs created were mostly in low-paying sectors, like food services and drinking places. Retailers led job gains with 47,000, and restaurants and bars added 38,000. All told, four low-paying sectors — retail, restaurants, temporary staffing firms and home health care — accounted...
  • Pew poll: GOP voters have a fee-vah and the only prescription is … Paul Ryan?

    07/31/2013 12:30:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/31/2013 | AllahPundit
    I think he’s going to end up not running, but if his favorables stay this high, maybe he has no choice. He’s technically “next in line” and he’d make a decent compromise candidate (as would fellow Wisconsinite Scott Walker) for righties who are leery of Christie, Paul, and Rubio for various reasons. Second look at Paul Ryan?Are Ryan’s numbers really that surprising? He’s been overlooked on blogs lately because we’ve all been busy shaking our fists at Rubio over immigration and gawking at the Rand Paul/Chris Christie brawl, but thanks to 2012, Ryan’s name recognition is sky high. He’s a...
  • WI public sector workers earn nearly $12k more than private sector

    07/10/2013 7:31:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-10-13 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON – While labor unions grouse about public sector pay, a state government job is a good gig if you can get it, according to the latest income data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Wisconsin, state employees earned on average $53,552 in 2012, nearly $12,000 more than their fellow workers in the private sector, based on BLS data tracked by Stateline, the news service of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The salary data was drawn from BLS’ Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages, through the fourth quarter of 2012. While Wisconsin state employees are coming off a two-year...
  • 'Incompetent' and 'liar' among most frequently used words to describe the president: Pew

    06/23/2013 7:05:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/21/13 | Jennifer Harper
    **SNIP** “The survey finds that the one-word impressions people have of Obama have changed a great deal throughout his presidency. Terms like incompetent and liar now are among the most frequently used words to describe Obama. In April 2009, when his job approval was at 63%, these words were rare,” Pew says.
  • Pew poll finds Obama weathering scandal storm

    06/20/2013 7:59:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/20/2013 | Justin Sink
    A new poll from Pew Research suggests that President Obama has largely weathered the scandals and controversies of recent weeks without taking a hit to his approval rating — despite a recently released CNN poll suggesting just the opposite. The Pew survey found that 49 percent of Americans approve of the way the president is handling his job, while 43 percent disapprove. That's down just two points from early May, when 51 percent of those surveyed said they approved of the president. But the numbers stand in stark contrast to the CNN survey, which showed Obama's numbers tumbling to 45...
  • Pew Reports Media Bias on Marriage Debate

    06/18/2013 10:56:25 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies ^ | June 17, 2013 | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    WASHINGTON — The Pew Research Center released a report on June 17 that confirmed overwhelming media bias in favor of same-sex “marriage.” Researchers evaluated news and opinion coverage of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court and related stories dealing with two landmark marriage cases and found that all mainstream media outlets favored “marriage equality,” including Fox News.
  • Majority Views NSA Phone Tracking As Acceptable Anti-Terror Tactic

    06/11/2013 5:23:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Pew Research ^ | June 11, 2013 | Pew Research
    A majority of Americans – 56% – say the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program tracking the telephone records of millions of Americans is an acceptable way for the government to investigate terrorism, though a substantial minority – 41% – say it is unacceptable. And while the public is more evenly divided over the government’s monitoring of email and other online activities to prevent possible terrorism, these views are largely unchanged since 2002, shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • Pew Poll: 56% support NSA tracking phone calls to hunt for terrorists

    06/10/2013 7:04:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/10/2013 | AllahPundit
    I tweeted the link to this WaPo story and was surprised by how many people seemed surprised by, or even in outright denial about, the results. This has always been a 50/50 issue, more or less; if it wasn't, The One wouldn't have dared to trade his Hopenchange cred for PRISM. The only numbers that really move much in the data from year to year aren’t the topline results but the partisan splits, which predictably shift — a lot, as you’ll see below — depending upon which party is at the controls of NSA.A caveat: In 2006 the question referred...
  • Gun deaths down 49% since 1993: Pew

    05/08/2013 8:22:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/8/2013 | Rick Moran
    One would think this good news about gun homicides would be spread far and wide and that the American people would realize that the increase in gun ownership over the last decades hasn't resulted in an increase in firearm deaths. But that's not the case. Fifty-six percent of Americans believe the death rate from guns is higher today than it was 20 years ago. And only 12% think it is lower.
  • Reports show gun homicides down steeply since 1993 peak, further fueling Congress' gun debatE.

    05/07/2013 1:14:53 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies ^ | 5/7/13 | ALAN FRAM , Associated Press
    Gun homicides have dropped steeply in the United States since their peak in 1993, a pair of reports released Tuesday showed, adding fuel to Congress' battle over whether to tighten restrictions on firearms. A study released Tuesday by the government's Bureau of Justice Statistics found that gun-related homicides dropped from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011. That's a 39 percent reduction. Another report by the private Pew Research Center found a similar decline by looking at the rate of gun homicides, which compares the number of killings to the size of the country's population. It found that the number...
  • Pew poll shows 8-point drop in Obama approval rating

    03/22/2013 7:40:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Well over a month ago, Sean Trende warned me that the numbers had started to shift away from Barack Obama, and that his election-cycle rise in approval had come to an end. We have seen that in a number of polls already, and last night Pew confirmed it with its latest survey results — and in a big way. Obama has dropped eight points since his re-election, and five points since his win on tax rates in January: Barack Obama’s job approval rating has tumbled since shortly after his re-election, as the public’s economic expectations for the coming year have...
  • Pew global survey: The most anti-American country in the world is…

    01/12/2013 7:33:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/12/2013 | AllahPundit
    If you look only at the topline question it's a tie between Jordan and Pakistan. But don't look only at the topline question. Click around in the left sidebar at the link and watch how some of the numbers change as you get into specifics --- opinions of American democracy, American business, etc. When you get to American technology and scientific advances, even a near-majority of Pakistanis (47/27) have a favorable opinion. There's only one country where anti-Americans outnumber pro-Americans on every single question. Here's a hint: We're duty bound by treaty to come to their defense if they’re attacked.While...
  • Poll: Christians Most Numerous Worldwide; 'Nones' Majority in Six Countries

    12/19/2012 9:37:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/19/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An international Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life poll has found that Christianity remains the religion with the most adherents worldwide, while roughly one-third of people around the globe have no religious affiliation. The comprehensive poll examined more than 230 countries worldwide, and asked respondents to identify which religion, if any, they belong to. The results determined that 32 percent of the world's population, 2.2 billion people, are Christians, 23 percent or 1.6 billion are Muslim, 15 percent or 1 billion are Hindu, and that 7 percent or 500 million are Buddhists. African, Asian, Native American and...
  • Pew: President Gets Election Eve Surge in Positive Press Coverage

    11/20/2012 4:51:54 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 12 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | 11/19/12 | John Eggerton
    President Barack Obama had more positive news coverage than he had gotten in months in the days just prior to the November election, but that was attributable to his improving race strategy rather than his prominence in the Superstorm Sandy coverage. That is according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, based on a content analysis of 660 news stories from 49 mainstream media outlets between Oct. 22 and Nov. 5. According to the study, 37% of the "horserace" stories about the president in the last week of the campaign were positive, compared...
  • Obama Gains Edge in Campaign's Final Days Obama 50% Romney 47%(PEW LV 0 48% R 45%; D+6; Female+8)

    11/04/2012 1:13:19 PM PST · by Red Steel · 149 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | November 4th, 2012
    Barack Obama has edged ahead of Mitt Romney in the final days of the presidential campaign. In the Pew Research Center’s election weekend survey, Obama holds a 48% to 45% lead over Romney among likely voters. The survey finds that Obama maintains his modest lead when the probable decisions of undecided voters are taken into account. Our final estimate of the national popular vote is Obama 50% and Romney 47%, when the undecided vote is allocated between the two candidates based on several indicators and opinion
  • Study: News Media Tone Favors Romney, MSNBC Most Negative

    11/02/2012 10:39:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS ^ | November 3, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Media coverage stemming from two cable channels, MSNBC and Fox, took on negative tones about both candidates – and MSNBC stood out the most. On that channel, 71 percent of the segments studied about Romney were negative in nature during the 2012 campaign, compared with just 3% that were positive-a ratio of roughly 23-to-1.
  • Pew study on US elections finds social media postings "relentlessly negative"

    11/02/2012 11:47:19 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 8 replies via news360 ^ | November 2, 2012 | Katie Rogers
    As the marathon campaign season wraps up researchers confirm what many have suspected: civility has taken a vacation If the political postings you've seen lately on Facebook and Twitter seem particularly outrageous, it's because they are. From the beginning of the political conventions to the eve of the final debate, social media and blog postings about US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been relentlessly negative, according to a new Pew study. "We found social media very harsh," Tom Rosenstiel, director of Pew's Project for Excellence in Journalism, told the Guardian. "We also found it fairly insensitive to...
  • Pew: Yup, Romney's Leading in Early Voting

    11/01/2012 8:20:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 01, 2012 | Guy Benson
    November 1, 2012 Pew: Yup, Romney's Leading in Early Voting By Guy Benson 11/1/2012   Welcome to November.  Earlier in the week, one of the oldest and most respected polling firms in America -- Gallup -- produced results based on thousands of voter contacts indicating that Mitt Romney is leading in national early voting by roughly six percentage points.  Last night, another venerable polling outfit confirmed Gallup's findings with a survey of its own.  From Pew Research:   The Pew Research Center survey found that the race is even among all likely voters nationwide (47% Obama, 47% Romney). Unlike...
  • Farewell to the American Protestant Majority

    10/15/2012 4:41:39 PM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies
    Moore to the Point ^ | 10/9/12 | Russell Moore
    According to a new study by the Pew Forum, Protestants are, for the first time in history, not a majority in the United States of America. I don’t think that’s anything for evangelical Protestants, or anyone else, to panic about. Several years ago, I pointed out here that studies were showing a declining Protestant majority, and projections were being made for this very reality. Now, the surveys says we have a 48 percent plurality of Protestants. I wasn’t frantic about that several years ago, and I’m still not. When working toward our “God and country” badges, my childhood Boy Scout...
  • Biden Viewed Unfavorably, Divided Opinions about Ryan

    10/12/2012 6:28:45 AM PDT · by Skeez · 19 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | October 10, 2012
    OVERVIEW Ahead of Thursday’s vice presidential debate, more voters view Joe Biden unfavorably than favorably, while opinions about Paul Ryan are more evenly divided. Biden’s image is far less positive than it was shortly before his 2008 debate with Sarah Palin; Ryan is viewed less favorably than Palin was just prior to the last vice-presidential debate. The national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Oct. 4-7 among 1,511 adults, including 1,201 registered voters, finds that 39% of voters view Biden favorably, while 51% offer an unfavorable impression of the vice president. Just more...
  • PEW: Biden Viewed Unfavorably, Divided Opinions about Ryan. No Clear Winner Expected in VP Debate

    10/10/2012 12:38:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Ahead of Thursday’s vice presidential debate, more voters view Joe Biden unfavorably than favorably, while opinions about Paul Ryan are more evenly divided. Biden’s image is far less positive than it was shortly before his 2008 debate with Sarah Palin; Ryan is viewed less favorably than Palin was just prior to the last vice-presidential debate. The national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Oct. 4-7 among 1,511 adults, including 1,201 registered voters, finds that 39% of voters view Biden favorably, while 51% offer an unfavorable impression of the vice president. Just more than...
  • Romney erases Obama advantage among women in new poll

    10/09/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT · by Justaham · 17 replies ^ | 10/9/12
    Mitt Romney's post-debate surge appears to have all but wiped out President Obama's once double-digit lead among women voters. A new Pew Research Center survey depicted a remarkable swing in the numbers, with Romney pulling even among women in polling late last week. In September, the same polling outfit showed Obama leading by 18 points among women. Among all likely voters surveyed, Romney climbed from an 8-point deficit last month to a 4-point lead. There's little question that his debate performance has played a role. A separate Gallup survey showed registered voters deemed Romney the winner by 72-20 percent, marking...
  • Romney’s Strong Debate Performance Erases Obama’s Lead (Pew Poll: R 49%, 0 45%)

    10/08/2012 1:14:56 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 57 replies
    Mitt Romney no longer trails Barack Obama in the Pew Research Center’s presidential election polling. By about three-to-one, voters say Romney did a better job than Obama in the Oct. 3 debate, and the Republican is now better regarded on most personal dimensions and on most issues than he was in September. Romney is seen as the candidate who has new ideas and is viewed as better able than Obama to improve the jobs situation and reduce the budget deficit. Fully 66% of registered voters say Romney did the better job in last Wednesday’s debate, compared with just 20% who...
  • Pew poll: Romney erases eight-point deficit, now leads by four among likely voters

    10/08/2012 2:07:16 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:53 pm on October 8, 2012 | Allahpundit
    From a 51/43 lead for O last month to a 49/45 lead for Mitt now. Remember when the media said the debates won’t matter?Most exciting poll of the last year? Or most exciting poll of the last four years? Romney now ties Obama in being regarded as a strong leader and runs virtually even with the president in willingness to work with leaders of the other party. And by a 47% to 40% margin, voters pick Romney as the candidate who has new ideas…Romney has made progress on the issues. He and Obama now run about even on dealing with...
  • Romney Leaps Past Obama in Pew Poll

    10/08/2012 3:04:26 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 8, 2012 | Colleen McCain Nelson
    Mitt Romney’s debate performance has wiped out President Barack Obama’s advantage, and the Republican nominee now leads by four points among likely voters, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. The president held an eight-point lead among likely voters in last month’s Pew survey. But the new poll, conducted during the four days immediately following the first presidential debate, shows Mr. Romney ahead, 49% to 45%. Nearly two-thirds of voters agreed that Mr. Romney did a better job in the debate, according to the Pew poll. On the heels of that well regarded performance, voters now view the Republican...
  • Pew Charitable Trusts vs. Keystone Pipeline

    10/04/2012 1:36:31 PM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 3 replies ^ | 10/04/2012 | Scott Walter
    Pew and their posse have underwritten a crusade by Canadian environmentalist nonprofits to obstruct the development of the Great White North’s oil sands resources. That obstruction in turn obstructs the possibility of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would connect Canada’s booming oil production with American refineries, and thereby boost both nations’ GDP, create thousands of new jobs, and reduce America’s dependence on oil from nations that are rather less friendly than Canada.
  • What ‘Lost Decade’? The Pew Research Center invents a middle-class decline

    09/28/2012 5:11:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/27/2012 | Scott Winship
    Pop quiz: Which of the following is true? (a) Over the past 40 years, the middle class has shrunk; (b) Over the past 40 years, the middle class has grown poorer; (c) The middle class just suffered through a “lost decade”; (d) All of the above. You could be forgiven for answering (d), given the angst-producing state of discourse on the economy, but the truth is that none of these claims about middle-class decline — made most recently by the Pew Research Center (PRC) — are supported by the best evidence. Like other analyses before it, PRC’s recent report “The...
  • Pew: Obama 51, Romney 43

    09/19/2012 8:57:43 PM PDT · by Qbert · 135 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/19/12 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    The Pew Research Center gives Obama his biggest lead of the week, finding that he "holds a bigger September lead than the last three candidates who went on to win in November": With the exception of jobs and the deficit, on which voter opinion is about evenly divided, Obama leads Romney on most key issues, notably healthcare, Medicare, and abortion. And the survey, conducted amid an outbreak of violence in the Middle East and shortly after the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, shows that Obama has a wide edge when it comes to foreign affairs and national security....
  • Urban India loves America

    09/11/2012 2:43:38 AM PDT · by coldphoenix · 27 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 11 Sept 2012 | Times of India
    "The people of India deeply love you," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh famously told then US President George Bush in 2008. Apparently, the love affair extends to his successor Barack Obama too. Wait, strike that. India loves America, period. A new Pew research poll has revealed that a solid 58% majority in urban India is favorably disposed toward the United States, seeing America in a more favorable light than they view other major world powers, including India's long time supporter Russia (48%) or the EU (38%). The numbers are so good for the US President that he might want to move...
  • New York Times a sinking ship that can no longer aid Obama

    08/28/2012 3:48:49 AM PDT · by workerbee · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/27/12 | Liz Peek
    As they head to the convention, anxious Republicans wonder, do Americans get it? Do they understand what is at stake? Will the liberal media prevail? To which I say: not to worry! Americans are on top of the issues, and ahead of the curve. How can I be so certain? There are several data points, but let’s start with one that is especially gratifying – one that shows that the country no longer believes in the New York Times. In a recent Pew poll, the legendary paper of record was voted less “believable” than ABC News, the Wall Street Journal,...
  • Why The Screwed Generation Is Turning To Paul Ryan

    08/16/2012 5:14:38 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Aug 16, 2012 | Kirsten Powers
    We’ve finally been vindicated: Members of Generation X have a representative who is anything but a slacker. GOP Congressman Paul Ryan—the tireless, wonky, 42-year-old workout freak—has made history by becoming the first member of our generation to join a presidential ticket. It should come as a surprise to no one that his calling card is reforming entitlements. We hear incessantly about how members of today’s screwed generation face the prospect of less prosperous lives than those lived by their parents. But the maiden generation to stare down that gloomy prognosis was Generation X, the tiny slice of America born between...
  • New Pew poll: Obama wins by 10 if Democrats lead in turnout this year by, um, 19 points

    08/03/2012 7:31:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2012 | AllahPundit
    Normally I give these polls with ridiculous samples the ol' college try, but I'm not even going to bother with this. You're welcome to it if you want to put in the time. The sample:No need to boot up your computer's calculator. That's 43.5D/24.5R/32I, or D+19. The 2008 presidential exit poll, in a big blue year, was D+7. And yet, even here, we find this:Nate Silver notes that Pew has been polling high for Obama all year and that registered voters tend to skew Democratic vis-a-vis likely voters. If you adjust for those effects, he thinks Obama's actual lead here...
  • Poll Farce: Pew Oversamples Democrats to Boost Obama

    08/02/2012 6:47:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/12 | John Nolte
    On what alternate universe will Democrats enjoy a D +19 turnout advantage over Republicans on election day? Well, that would be Planet Pew: The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted July 16-26, 2012, among 2,508 adults, including 1,956 registered voters, finds that, in keeping with his favorability advantage, Obama continues to hold a sizable lead over Romney in the election contest. Currently, 51% say they support Obama or lean toward him, while 41% support or lean toward Romney. Except…. Sample Size 459 Republicans 813 Democrats 599 Independents In the best election...
  • Obama has 10-point lead in new national poll

    08/02/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | August. 2, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    President Obama leads Mitt Romney nationally by 10 points, according to a new poll released Thursday. Obama took 51 percent compared to Romney’s 41 percent of the vote when the Pew Research Center asked which candidate people would vote for if the election were held today. That’s a much wider gap between the two candidates than most recent polls show; the RealClearPolitics national average puts Obama in the lead with an average of 3 points.
  • Pew: Obama has big lead; Romney favorability drops (D +19)

    08/02/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/02/2012 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    New polling data out from Pew Research Center finds President Obama with a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney nationally: Currently, 51% say they support Obama or lean toward him, while 41% support or lean toward Romney. This is largely unchanged from earlier in July and consistent with polling over the course of this year. Across eight Pew Research Center surveys since January, Obama has led Romney by between four and 12 percentage points. Obama holds only a four-point edge (48% to 44%) across 12 of this year’s key battleground states. While the data does not allow a state-by-state analysis, the...
  • Support For Gay Marriage Rises Across All Age, Race, Political Groups

    08/02/2012 9:31:48 AM PDT · by Wise Hectare · 153 replies
    RTT News Global Financial Newswires ^ | 8.1.12 | RTT Staff Writer
    Support for same-sex marriage has risen across the board in the last four years, new polling data shows, signalling a shift in the overall political and social views of Americans. The new data, released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, shows a higher percentage of Democrats, Republicans, whites, minorities and people of all generations support same-sex marriage legalization.... Among voting groups, there has been an increase in support for same-sex marriage even among Republicans. Since 2008, Democrats have jumped in support from 50 to 65 percent; Republicans from 19 to 24 percent; and Independents from 44...
  • Pew poll: Obama 50, Romney 43

    07/13/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 125 replies
    UPI ^ | July 12, 2012 | UPI
    U.S. President Barack Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney 50-43 among registered voters nationwide, a poll released Thursday found. snip Obama is favored by 88 percent of Democrats while 89 percent of Republicans favor Romney, who leads among independent voters 46 percent to 45 percent for Obama. The poll found 34 percent of Romney backers said they support him strongly, while 64 percent of Obama voters said they support him strongly. snip Unemployment remains the No. 1 issue for voters overall. Forty-six percent said they favored Romney on the issue, and 42 percent favored Obama. However, Romney has gone...
  • Pew Poll: Obama Holds Lead; Romney Trails on Most Issues

    07/12/2012 1:38:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    OVERVIEW Despite the stagnant economy and broad dissatisfaction with national conditions, Barack Obama holds a significant lead over Mitt Romney. Currently, Obama is favored by a 50% to 43% margin among registered voters nationwide. Obama has led by at least a slim margin in every poll this year, and there is no clear trend in either candidate’s support since Romney wrapped up the GOP nomination. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted June 28-July 9, 2012 among 2,973 adults, including 2,373 registered voters, finds that Romney has not seized the advantage...
  • In Praise of Polarization

    06/07/2012 7:57:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 7, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Frankly, I wish the Pew Research Center would occasionally keep its thoughts to itself. Sometimes those thoughts are merely insipid and beneath the attention of serious minds. Sometimes they are alarming and capable of stirring up an already excitable populace. There is talk of cannibalism being practiced by the criminal element. There is Lady Gaga. These are worrisome times. Yet the Pew Research Center has gone and done it again. The Center released a study Monday that employed exhaustive polling and ingenious charts to render my fellow Americans restive, or so it seems. The Pew Research Center's overall...
  • The Gender Gap: Three Decades Old, as Wide as Ever (Zero: + 20 women Disclaimer: Pew Poll)

    03/30/2012 11:24:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | March 29, 2012 | Staff
    The gender gap in presidential politics is not new. Democratic candidates have gotten more support from women than men for more than 30 years. Even so, Barack Obama’s advantages among women voters over his GOP rivals are striking. In the Pew Research Center’s most recent national survey, conducted March 7-11, Obama led Mitt Romney by 20 points (58% to 38%) among women voters.
  • Pew Research: Republicans More Knowledgeable Than Democrats

    03/23/2012 1:33:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 28 replies · 5+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | March 22, 2012 | TIMOTHY H. LEE
    So Republicans are more knowledgeable than Democrats, contrary to what many would like to believe. According to whom? None other than the Pew Research Center, a left-of-center organization. Moreover, Pew’s latest survey only reaffirms previous surveys demonstrating the same result. In fact, the results weren’t even close. In a scientific survey of 1,168 adults conducted during September and October of last year, respondents were asked not only multiple-choice questions, but also queries using maps, photographs and symbols. Among other subjects, participants identified international leaders, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, nations on a world map, the current unemployment and poverty rates...