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  • Pew: Middle class really is eroding

    05/14/2016 1:07:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 14, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    The rich get richer, the poor get poorer … but what happens to the middle class? It depends, according to a new study this week from Pew. In some metropolitan areas, the middle class move into the richer category, while in others it declines into the poorer. However, Pew’s research makes it clear that the middle class is narrowing: The American middle class is losing ground in metropolitan areas across the country, affecting communities from Boston to Seattle and from Dallas to Milwaukee. From 2000 to 2014 the share of adults living in middle-income households fell in 203 of the...
  • Trumps America First Crusade Is a Win with Voters: Poll

    05/06/2016 11:18:19 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 33 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | May 6, 2016 | Eric Planin
    Put America First- rings true with voters. As they continue to size up billionaire Donald Trump and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, American voters appear highly conflicted on questions of national defense and foreign policy......... The conflict makes odd political alliances
  • No confidence: Disapproval of Obama's handling of terrorism soars to 57%,

    12/16/2015 7:33:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Man alive. You don’t see trend lines like this every day.I guess the spin for O fans is obvious. The sudden spike isn’t a “real” downturn in his counterterror approval, it’s just a reflex after the jihadi massacre in San Bernardino. Support for gun control bounced upward after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012 but it came back down to earth in time. So will this, provided there isn’t another attack in the U.S. soon. Could be, but Obama’s been trending poorly on this subject for two years, ever since ISIS started creeping onto American voters’ radar. It was probably...
  • The thrill is gone as Mexicans trudge home from US

    12/03/2015 7:15:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2015 | Sara Puig
    The United States with its glitter of wealth has long been a powerful lure for Mexicans, but for the first time since accurate record keeping began in the 1970s the net flow is headed back the other way. Mexicans are going home because of the lingering effects of the financial crisis in America, economic stability in Mexico and outright deportation. From 2009 to 2014, around one million Mexicans packed their bags to return home, while in the same period 870,000 made the trek to the north, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center.
  • The Problem with Pews

    08/27/2015 1:31:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 26, 2015 | FR. GEORGE W. RUTLER
    The queen consort of George V was consistent in her sense of duty and unswerving in how she expressed it. Crowned with dignity and corseted with confidence, at five feet six inches, Mary of Teck was the same height as the king, but they were called George the Fifth and Mary the Four-fifths. Of her many benefactions to Empire, not least, and perhaps most conspicuous, was her habit of removing climbing ivy from regal residences and public buildings. Her detestation of climbing ivy was a life-long obsession, quite the opposite of Queen Anne’s love affair with boxwood. Even in...
  • More Asian than Hispanic immigrants: political implications?

    09/29/2015 4:33:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 28, 2015 | Story Hinckley
    By 2065, Asians will surpass Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants entering the US. Asians will increase from 26 percent of the immigrant population to 38 percent, and Hispanics will decrease from 47 to 31 percent, according Pew Research Center released a report released Monday. Asians currently account for 6 percent of the total US population, but this will increase to 14 percent by 2065, experts say. Pew study suggests that in the past 50 years since the Immigration and Nationality Act was passed, almost 59 million immigrants have moved to the US, pushing the total foreign-born population...
  • A Look at What the Public Knows and Does Not Know About Science - Pew Study

    09/11/2015 8:00:20 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 63 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 09/10/15 | CARY FUNK & SARA KEHAULANI GOO
    A new Pew Research Center survey finds that most Americans can answer basic questions about several scientific terms and concepts, such as the layers of the Earth and the elements needed to make nuclear energy. But other science-related terms and applications, such as what property of a sound wave determines loudness and the effect of higher altitudes on cooking time, are not as well understood.
  • Pew Research: U.S. Catholics Open to Non-Traditional Families

    09/02/2015 11:40:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 09/02/2015
    When Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families later this month, he will find a Catholic public that is remarkably accepting of a variety of non-traditional families, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that provides an in-depth look at American Catholics views on family life, sexuality and Catholic identity.Nine-in-ten U.S. Catholics say a household headed by a married mother and father is an ideal situation for bringing up children. But the survey shows that large majorities think other kinds of families those headed by parents who are single, divorced, unmarried or...
  • Pew Poll: 72% support letting illegals stay in the U.S. including 56% of Republicans

    06/04/2015 5:39:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    Help me square this circle. Exhibit A:Aha. So that’s why even a border hawk like Ted Cruz who’s running to the right in the GOP primary feels comfortable backing work permits for illegals. Most of the party agrees with him that they should be allowed to stay — provided, of course, that certain legal requirements are met. Pro-amnesty forces can now declare victory: Even a majority of the GOP is onboard with legalization, and once legalization happens, citizenship will inexorably follow. Game over.But wait. Exhibit B: Republicans (58%) are far more likely than Democrats (23%) or independents (33%) to...
  • Why Is America Moving Left

    06/01/2015 8:11:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Statistics from the most recent Gallup poll indicate that Americans moral views have become increasingly liberal over the past 14 years, with U.S. citizens tending to approve of behavior they would have deemed immoral or sinful just a generation ago.
  • (Pew Report) RIP: Over 100 newspapers dumped in year, ads down 50%, circulation hits bottom

    05/24/2015 3:45:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 24, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    The demise of big city print media, displayed in full by the painfully slow sale of the mammoth New York Daily News, is going nationwide as ad sales decline 50 percent and circulation plummets, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis According to their report, "The Declining Value Of U.S. Newspapers," just three different media companies in 2014 alone decided to dump more than 100 newspaper properties. Pew said the companies spun off the money-losing properties "in large part to protect their still-robust broadcast or digital divisions."
  • The world's fastest-growing religion is ...

    04/04/2015 5:25:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/04/2015 | Daniel Burke
    If tech futurists are to be believed, by the year 2050, robots will do many of our errands and drive our cars. If a new study on religious trends is to be believed, many of those robot-controlled cars will stop and park at mosques and churches. Yes, despite predictions that religion will go the way of dinosaurs, the size of almost every major faith -- sorry, Buddhists -- will increase in the next 40 years, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The biggest winners, Pew predicts, will be Islam and Christianity. Islam, the world's fastest-growing...
  • On Darwin Day, 5 facts about the evolution debate

    02/12/2015 12:45:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | February 12, 2015 | David Masci
    Today is the 206th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, a day now celebrated by some as Darwin Day. Darwin, of course, is best known for his theory of evolution through natural selection. When Darwin's work was first made public in 1859, it shocked Britain's religious establishment. And while today it is accepted by virtually all scientists, evolutionary theory is still rejected by many Americans, often because it conflicts with their religious beliefs about divine creation.
  • Pew Poll: 71% of Americans Are 'Dissatisfied' With Direction of the Country

    01/04/2015 12:07:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/04/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A whopping 71 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction the country is going in, and less than half of those polled, 49 percent, believe this year will be better than 2014, while 42 percent actually believe it will be worse. "The public remains deeply dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country. Just 26 percent are satisfied with national conditions, while 71 percent are dissatisfied," according to a poll released by the Pew Research Center this week. "The current ratings are more pessimistic than in recent years, as the public generally takes an optimistic view of...
  • Gun Rights Outweigh Gun Control In New Pew Survey

    12/30/2014 12:06:22 PM PST · by catnipman · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/10/14 | Bill Chappell
    The most dramatic shift in opinion took place among black Americans, according to the nonpartisan Pew. In December 2012, only 29 percent of black respondents said owning a gun helps protect people from crime, but this year, 54 percent said so. Many women also changed their view, Pew says, citing the 51 percent who said owning a gun protects people from becoming victims of crime in 2014, compared with only 40 percent who said so in 2012.
  • Gun Rights Tips the Scale over Gun Control

    12/11/2014 9:13:45 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 12/11/2014 | Pew Research
    Support for gun rights has edged up from earlier this year, and marks a substantial shift in attitudes since shortly after the Newtown school shootings, which occurred two years ago this Sunday. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Dec. 3-7 among 1,507 adults, also finds a shift in attitudes about whether gun ownership in this country does more to protect people or put peoples safety at risk. Nearly sixin-ten Americans (57%) say gun ownership does more to protect people from becoming victims of crime, while 38% say it does more to endanger personal safety. In...
  • The Pew Foundation's Estimate of Illegals Was Close to 70 Million More Than 5 Years Ago

    11/21/2014 6:58:47 AM PST · by Stayfree · 21 replies
    Stayfree | November 21, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    Several years ago, the Pew Foundation (very liberal) did a detail survey and determined that the number of illegals in the U.S. at that time was at least 55 million and more likely up to 70 million. Since then, many millions more have sneaked into the U.S. and since then, every family has been creating anchor babies every 9 months which means that there are probably over 100 million illegals here...not the 11 million first mentioned during the Clinton administration. Our local elementary school is about 3/4 Hispanic. The Los Angeles City scholl system is estimated at over 90% Hispanic....
  • Political Polarization & Media Habits

    10/21/2014 8:22:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Pew Research ^ | October 21, 2014 | By Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried, Jocelyn Kiley and Katerina Eva Matsa
    When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends, they are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals, according to a new Pew Research Center study.
  • Political Confirmation Bias

    10/21/2014 4:04:22 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-21-14 | Wordsmith
    Pew Research Journalism Project has a slightly interesting survey out: Overall, the study finds that consistent conservatives: Are tightly clustered around a single news source, far more than any other group in the survey, with 47% citing Fox News as their main source for news about government and politics.Express greater distrust than trust of 24 of the 36 news sources measured in the survey. At the same time, fully 88% of consistent conservatives trust Fox News.Are, when on Facebook, more likely than those in other ideological groups to hear political opinions that are in line with their own views.Are more...
  • [Pew] Poll: Support for Gay marriage drops 5 pts

    09/26/2014 4:28:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    I submit that that prior polls showing support for Gay marriage should be taken with a grain of salt considering the atmosphere of intimidation that exists in the country today. Grand Haven Tribune reports a survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians. The studys authors caution its too soon to draw any definitive conclusions. But the new poll released Monday found a 5 percentage point drop since February, from 54 percent to 49 percent,...
  • Pew: Obama not 'tough enough'

    08/28/2014 1:54:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    A majority of Americans, 54 percent, dont believe that President Obama is tough enough with foreign foes, feeding their concerns that the world has become a far more dangerous place under the Democratic administration, according to the Pew Research Center. Pew found that 65 percent believe that the world is more dangerous than it was several years ago. And they put ISIS near the top of U.S. threats. The Middle East terrorist group without borders ranks second to al Qaeda in the poll. The poll of 1,501 was taken August 20-24, as Obama was on vacation and under attack for...
  • 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 Ogdens 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 Pews 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 Americas most racially diverse generation. In all of these dimensions, they are different from todays 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 Worlds 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 worlds 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 worlds 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
    Fridays 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
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | 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 Agencys (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 governments 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
    StarTribune.com ^ | 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 Centers 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
    Guardian.co.uk 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 dont think thats 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 wasnt frantic about that several years ago, and Im 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 Thursdays vice presidential debate, more voters view Joe Biden unfavorably than favorably, while opinions about Paul Ryan are more evenly divided. Bidens 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...