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  • Profs blame conservative media for GOP’s dismal view of academia

    07/14/2017 9:53:13 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 48 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/14/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    University professors are not taking kindly to the latest Pew Research poll numbers showing Republican-leaning voters have an unreceptive view of academia, and some are pointing the finger of blame at conservative media. The June 2017 Pew survey showed 58 percent of right-leaning voters reported higher education has a negative impact on the country. Only 36 percent of Republicans polled held a favorable view – a hefty double-digit loss from the 54 percent favorability polled just two years ago.
  • Study finds Democrats far more interested in watchdog media

    05/11/2017 7:25:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Savannah Morning News ^ | May 10, 2017 | By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
    In the opening days of the Trump administration, Democrats are far more interested than Republicans in seeing the news media assume the traditional role of watchdogs to people in power, a survey released on Wednesday found. The Pew Research Center poll found that 89 percent of Democrats judged media criticism worth it because it keeps political leaders from doing things they shouldn’t, while only 42 percent of Republicans felt that way. With Democrats out of power, “they see the media as the last line of defense,” said Tim Graham, director of media analysis at the conservative Media Research Center. At...
  • Ten reasons millennials are backing away from God and Christianity

    05/01/2017 5:52:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    foxnews ^ | April 30, 2017 | Dr. Alex McFarland
    College-aged millennials today are far more likely than the general population to be religiously unaffiliated. This is true when they are compared to previous generations as well. In fact, the Pew Research Center documents that millennials are the least outwardly religious American generation, where “one in four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29.” Just over 60 percent of millennials say that Christianity is “judgmental,” and 64 percent say that “anti-gay” best describes most churches today. In ministry circles, it has long been reported that of youth...
  • Pew: More Americans now prefer a bigger gov't with more services to smaller one with fewer services

    04/25/2017 7:35:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2017 | AllahPundit
    That’s not unheard of, according to Pew, but it’s awfully rare over the last 40 years polling. And it doesn’t seem to be a fluke result in light of yesterday’s NBC poll. That survey found 57 percent saying that government should do more to solve problems and meet the needs of Americans, a 20-year high. Pew asked a different question along the same lines: Do you prefer a bigger government that offers more services or a smaller one that offers fewer services? Result: 48/45. The last time that metric was evenly split was 2008.Pew drilled down and asked people...
  • Pew Poll: Most Americans continue to oppose U.S. border wall, doubt Mexico would pay for it

    02/25/2017 6:30:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 02/24/2017 | Rob Suls
    As was the case throughout the presidential campaign, more Americans continue to oppose (62%) than favor (35%) building a wall along the entire U.S. border with Mexico. And while President Donald Trump has said the U.S. would make Mexico pay for the wall, the public is broadly skeptical: 70% think the U.S. would ultimately pay for the wall, compared with just 16% who think Mexico would pay for it. The proposal to build the wall was one of several contentious issues that loomed over a meeting between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Mexican officials this week to discuss immigration...
  • Big, Very Rich and Dangerous: Time to Rein in Private Charitable Foundations

    12/11/2016 5:09:35 AM PST · by RKV · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/11/2016 | Clarice Feldman
    A few years ago, Mark Steyn sagely observed, “In America today, few activities are as profitable as a ‘nonprofit.’” Nothing warrants changing that assessment now. President-elect Trump has a lot on his plate if he plans to turn around the ship of state. But if it’s not too presumptuous, I’d like to add one more item to his agenda: a substantial rewrite of the laws respecting our tax-exempt sector, reining in private foundations.
  • Pew: Only 27% of Americans Believe There is Consensus That Human Activity Causes Climate Change

    12/09/2016 10:00:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2016 | 2:45 PM EST | Matthew Hrozencik
    A recent survey by the non-partisan Pew Research Center found that a large majority of Americans are skeptical about the prevailing scientific understanding of climate change, with only 27 percent saying they believe there is a consensus that human activity is its main cause. That belief is at odds with the scientific community, Pew noted, citing a 2013 report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that concluded “with 95% certainty that human activity is the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20th century.” …
  • New Pew Research Poll: 38% of Americans Give the Press a Big Fat 'F' for Campaign Coverage

    11/21/2016 5:33:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 21, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Evidence keeps piling up that the American people have a very low opinion of how the media reports on our elections. The latest Pew Research Center opinion survey revealed “Just 22% give the press a grade of an A or B, while 38% give it a failing grade” – an F. The approval of the media has been declining for years. After the 2004 re-election of George W. Bush, 33 percent of voters gave the press an A or a B, compared to just 16 percent picking “F.” In 2008, the gap between A/B and F shrunk to ten points...
  • US election: For the cynical, of the cynical

    09/23/2016 12:37:29 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 24, 2016 | Ashok Malik
    Bruce Stokes of the Pew Research Center based in Washington, DC, was in Delhi for a series of talks. He presented results of opinion polls that offer an interesting insight into the contemporary American mind Every leap year, the United States presidential election becomes the most watched such event in the world. The quantum of coverage only grows with each successive election, as media and social media capacities expand worldwide. Yet, this year the election has acquired a special significance due to a mix of factors. First, there are the compelling personalities -- in their own ways, Donald Trump and...
  • Pew Research : Hillary Clinton - 41% to TRUMP - 37%

    08/18/2016 7:05:10 PM PDT · by KavMan · 51 replies
    Currently, 41% of registered voters say they would vote for Hillary Clinton if the general election were held today, while 37% say they would vote for Donald Trump, 10% say they would vote for Gary Johnson and 4% say they would vote for Jill Stein.
  • 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...
  • Trump’s ‘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 AnneÂ’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.