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  • Pew: New largest religious demographic among Democrats is ... “unaffiliated”

    11/04/2015 8:01:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    That’s a particularly tasty bit from the new Pew poll on religious views in America, always one of the richest cultural surveys of the year. Two caveats, though. One: “Unaffiliated” is not a synonym for “agnostic” or “atheist.” Most people who call themselves “unaffiliated” believe in God. The word means just what it says, that the person doesn’t adhere to any one faith at the moment. Two: “Unaffiliated” is the largest Democratic religious demographic only if you divide Christianity among its component groups, i.e. Catholics, mainline Protestants, evangelical Protests, historically black Protestants, and others. As a group, Democrats are...
  • Pew Poll: 66% of Republicans favor legal status for illegals if they meet certain requirements

    10/09/2015 7:19:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    Every few months Pew cranks out a poll showing GOPers surprisingly warm to the idea of letting illegals stay, and every few months we scratch our heads and try to make sense of the numbers. I gave it my best shot back in June, the last time they surveyed this issue. Ask Republicans about various aspects of immigration and on most them you’ll see just the sort of border hawkishness you’d expect. They think that legal status for illegals rewards wrongdoing; they think immigrants are more likely to burden the country than benefit it; and a plurality would prefer...
  • Latest polls likely to make the GOP establishment sweat

    10/05/2015 7:48:43 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/5 | Steve Benen
    Its October. Here are the latest national results from the Pew Research Center. 1. Donald Trump: 25% 2. Ben Carson: 16% 3. Carly Fiorina: 8% 3. Marco Rubio: 8% 5. Ted Cruz: 6% 6. Jeb Bush: 4% 7. Mike Huckabee: 2% 7. Rand Paul: 2% The remaining candidates are at 1% or below in the Pew findings. (Note, this is the first survey of the cycle from the Pew Research Center, so I didnt include figures as to whether the candidates support was increasing or decreasing.) In addition to Trumps role as the frontrunner a role he hasnt relinquished...
  • Pew poll: Trump leads GOP field by nine as Jeb Bush crashes into sixth place with four percent

    10/02/2015 11:56:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Four percent, guys. To put that in perspective, Scott Walker was still pulling five percent in one poll released less than a week before he dropped out of the race.Every now and then, just for a fleeting moment or two, I put away my fatalism and consider that maybe the Republican establishment can’t nominate anyone it wants. And then the moment passes and I return to reality.As for Trump, there’s been a raging debate for the past three months between people who think his surge is due to a cocktail of populism, “white identity politics,” and sheer alpha-male bravado...
  • Majority of American Catholics Have Left the Church, Pew Survey Reveals

    09/17/2015 12:42:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 226 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    Over 50 percent of Americans raised in the Catholic Church say they've left the faith at some point in their lives, according to a Pew Research survey on religion and public life. The data further revealed that among the 52 percent who left the Church, about six out of 10 have returned at some point. Two-thirds of the group that left the Church now consider themselves ex-Catholics and no-longer identify with the faith. Around 13 percent, however, still identify as Catholic, but no longer practice the religion. For those who are still practicing, around 73 percent said they've been in...
  • Here are the countrys most and least racially diverse religious groups

    08/12/2015 7:22:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/12/2015 | By Michael Lipka, Pew Research Center
    This analysis is by Michael Lipka, an editor focusing on religion at Pew Research Center. The nations population is growing more racially and ethnically diverse and so are many of its religious groups, both at the congregational level and among broader Christian traditions. But a new analysis of data from the 2014 Religious Landscape Study also finds that these levels of diversity vary widely within U.S. religious groups. We looked at 29 groups including Protestant denominations, other religious groups and three subsets of people who are religiously unaffiliated based on a methodology used in our 2014 Pew...
  • Pew: Huge spike in Americans 'very concerned' about domestic Islamic extremism

    07/17/2015 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 17, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Even before the killing of four Marines in Chattanooga, Tenn., in an "act of terrorism," Americans revealed a deep concern about Islamic extremism and a very high worry about ISIS, according to the latest poll from Pew Research.
  • Holdouts: Blacks oppose gay marriage, 41/51, in new Pew poll

    06/08/2015 5:58:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/08/2015 | AllahPundit
    They’re not the only group still opposed, of course — senior citizens and white evangelicals also say no to SSM — but they’re the only group that’s under intense partisan pressure to conform that’s still resisting. When Obama announced his support for gay marriage in 2012, at least one poll showed a sea change in black opinion in the aftermath, from 41 percent in favor to 59 percent virtually overnight. One 2012 exit poll found 51 percent support for SSM among blacks versus 41 percent opposition. Pew’s polls over the years have found that black support did increase noticeably...
  • 10 Interesting Facts About Evangelicals From Pew's Religion Report

    05/18/2015 8:15:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    The big story this week from Pew Research Center's report, "America's Changing Religious Landscape," was the sharp decline in the number of Christians and large growth in those who are unaffiliated with any religion. Digging deeper, the report contains interesting news about Evangelicals. Here are 10 interesting facts about Evangelicals from the report: 1. The number of Evangelicals likely increased. Evangelicals were the only segment of Christianity that likely saw growth. Evangelicals added about two million to their fold from 2007 to 2014. Taking the margin of error into account, the actual increase could be anywhere between zero and five...
  • Why Americans Are Abandoning Religion

    05/14/2015 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 14,2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, Pew Research released a new study finding a radical increase in the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans. That increase correlated strongly with the decrease in the number of Catholics, mainline Protestants, and evangelical Protestants over the past seven years.
  • Christianity Is Not Dying in America; Reports Pointing to Decline of Church Are Skewing Data

    05/14/2015 7:33:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/14/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    Contrary to recent reports based on studies that emphasize the growth of non-religious people in the United States and the decline of church attendance, Christianity in America is not dying, according to a new survey that examines the nuances and complexities of how people self-identify with faith by Waco,Texas-based Baylor University. Scholars from Baylor University's Institute of Religion said during a recent conference that reports highlighting the departure of millenials from the organized religion of their parents are being greatly exaggerated. "There's a story some people want to report that religion is on life support but it's just...
  • USA Today poll: Percentage of Americans calling themselves Christian plummets . . .

    05/12/2015 2:48:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/15 | Dan Calabrese
    . . . but there is less here than meets the eye. At first, the numbers seem alarming, and there is an alarming element to it. Since the last time such a poll was taken in 2008, the percentage of Americans identifying as Christians has dropped from 78 percent to 70 percent. Yes, 70 percent is still an overwhelming majority, but an 8 percent drop in just seven years is pretty big. So how does one account for those one-time devoted followers of Jesus Christ suddenly abandoning the Kingdom of God? One doesnt, because thats not whats really happened here....
  • Time To Worry: Americans Are Turning Away From Christianity

    05/12/2015 1:14:52 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05-12-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The last several decades, the Left has done its best to change Americas religious landscape. According to a new Pew study, theyre succeeding better than many thought possible: "The number of Americans who dont affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call nones the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study released Tuesday." Christians are still the majority, but their numbers have fallen from 78 percent to just under 71 percent. The main reason? Increasingly more Americans consider themselves non affiliated with any...
  • Christianity Declines Sharply in US, Agnostics Growing: Pew [2 Thess 2]

    05/12/2015 12:55:52 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 41 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 5/12/2015 | Melanie Batley
    Christianity is in sharp decline in America, according to new research from the Pew Research Center, making for a significantly less Christian country than that of just seven years ago. The number of Christians dropped by almost 8 percentage points in seven years to 71 percent, and the trend holds across race, gender, education, and geographic dimensions, though Christianity still dominates American religious identity at 70 percent, USA Today said. "It's remarkably widespread," Alan Cooperman, director of religion research for the Pew Research Center, said, according to The Washington Post. "The country is becoming less religious as a whole, and...
  • Christians 'Declining Sharply' in America; Unaffiliated Rising, Now Hold Greater Population Share

    05/12/2015 11:57:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/12/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An extensive study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that Christians are declining sharply in America in terms of population share, while the religiously unaffiliated are rising, and now make up a larger share than American Catholics. The rise of religious intermarriages was one trend linked to the growth of the unaffiliated. The report, which was released on Tuesday, stated: "The drop in the Christian share of the population has been driven mainly by declines among mainline Protestants and Catholics. Each of those large religious traditions has shrunk by approximately 3 percentage points since 2007. The evangelical Protestant share...
  • U.S. has become notably less Christian, major study finds

    05/12/2015 10:34:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 12, 2015 | By DAVID LAUTER
    The U.S. has become significantly less Christian in the last eight years as the share of American adults who espouse no systematic religious belief increased sharply, a major new study found. For what is likely the first time in U.S. history certainly the first since the early days of the country the actual number of American Christians has declined. Christianity, however, remains by far the nations dominant religious tradition, according to the new report by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. The rapid increase in the number of adults without ties to traditional religious institutions has strong implications for...
  • Americas Changing Religious Landscape (Christians Declining)

    05/12/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | May 12, 2015 | Staff
    The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to an extensive new survey by the Pew Research Center. Moreover, these changes are taking place across the religious landscape, affecting all regions of the country and many demographic groups. While the drop in Christian affiliation is particularly pronounced among young adults, it is occurring among Americans of all ages. The same trends are seen among whites, blacks and Latinos; among both college graduates and adults with only a high school education; and among...
  • Pew Poll Analysis: A Billion Muslims Want Sharia Law

    03/14/2015 4:37:49 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Pamela Geller.Com ^ | 3/14/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Interesting analysis from one of my readers: Recently, after reading parts of the Koran, I have become a bit frustrated that no one seems to understand the magnitude of the Muslim threat. People look at at the Pew report and they seem to think that the results are mixed, and that there really arent that many radical Muslims. So I sat down today and actually ran the numbers; Im attaching a page from that analysis which shows my results. My hope is that you may wish to publish them, or portions thereof, in one of your columns. It doesnt take...
  • Pew Poll: Growing Support for Campaign Against ISIS and Possible Use of U.S. Ground Troops

    02/25/2015 8:30:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 02/25/2015
    The public has grown more supportive of the U.S. fight against ISIS, as about twice as many approve (63%) as disapprove (30%) of the military campaign against the Islamic militant group in Iraq and Syria. Last October, 57% approved and 33% disapproved. The possibility of sending U.S. ground troops to the region is more divisive, although the idea draws more support than it did four months ago. Currently, about as many favor (47%) as oppose (49%) sending U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria; in October, 39% favored the idea and 55% opposed it. The new...
  • Brian Williams: Puffed Up Anchor, Puffed Up Tales

    02/11/2015 7:28:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    By now everyone knows about his transgressions. If even only some of the reports are true, Brian Williams is a serial embellisher, a self-aggrandizing fabulist. No doubt everyone knows somebody like this, and if you don't it's probably because you're that guy. But Williams' case is special. This isn't some sad Willy Loman at the end of the bar who needs to invent impressive stories about himself. If anything, he needed to not tell such stories, given that he reportedly makes more than $10 million a year to be a trusted name in news. Yet he couldn't stop himself. "To...
  • What survey data say about Islam and violence: Guest opinion

    02/05/2015 4:22:17 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | February 5, 2015 | By Robert Sacks
    Recent TV news segments, op-ed pieces, public debates and letters to the editor have debated the issue of whether it is unfair, bigoted, overbroad or dangerous to implicate Islam in the reign of violence and terror that has embroiled much of the world over the past several years. Where does the truth, as difficult as defining "truth" is, lie? Rarely in the debate is there much factual data. In 2013 the PEW Research Center conducted extensive surveys on attitudes in the Muslim world. The results (at least to this writer) are stunning. Three hundred million Muslims believe that Sharia-prescribed...
  • A Super Bowl Sunday Deception

    02/01/2015 9:27:43 PM PST · by RobaWho · 21 replies
    Rob Cunningham | LinkedIn ^ | February 2, 2015 | Rob Cunningham
    The world according to Barack Obama, as revealed in an unreal interview on CNN: " 99.9% of Muslims who are looking for the same thing were looking for order, peace, prosperity..." Dear Heavenly Father above, where to begin? With the Islamic definition of "order" as dictated/mandated by Allah, or with the civilized world's traditional english definition of "order"? A "peace" dictated by Islamic submission (jihad) or the "peace" that exists through recognition of man's free will, our unalienable rights and a respect for individual liberties? And lastly, a "prosperity" as defined by whom? By government czars, regulators and administrators...
  • Surprise, Surprise: Israelis Have More Confidence In Obama Than Ever Before

    07/18/2014 2:55:23 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 55 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/18/2014 (5 hours ago) | Chemi Shalev
    Pew Research poll also shows Israel as staunchly pro-U.S. and most supportive of drones and surveillance in the fight against terrorists. The fact that Isrealis are one of the most staunchly pro-American people in thw world is not new. But that their confidence in Barack Obama's ability to handle world affairs climbed dramatically to reach an all-time high? ...
  • How Americans Feel About Religious Groups (Pew Research Poll)

    07/18/2014 6:35:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Pew Forum ^ | July 16, 2014
    Jews, Catholics and evangelical Christians are viewed warmly by the American public. When asked to rate each group on a “feeling thermometer” ranging from 0 to 100 – where 0 reflects the coldest, most negative possible rating and 100 the warmest, most positive rating – all three groups receive an average rating of 60 or higher (63 for Jews, 62 for Catholics and 61 for evangelical Christians). And 44% of the public rates all three groups in the warmest part of the scale (67 or higher).Buddhists, Hindus and Mormons receive neutral ratings on average, ranging from 48 for Mormons to...
  • Pew poll: 61% of Republicans under age 30 support legalizing gay marriage

    03/11/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2014 | AllahPundit
    In case you were wondering why CPAC was so light on traditional-marriage rhetoric from the podium, here’s why. An event populated mainly by young conservatives and libertarians isn’t a good venue for that anymore.You’ll hear more of it, I’m sure, at the convention two years from now. But at the rate we’re going, probably not too much more. Where will the 30-49 group be in 2016?The most striking numbers there, actually, are how small the differences are between various Democratic age groups. It’s an astounding consensus to have 18-year-old and 65-year-old Dems both above 60 percent support and within 15...
  • Republicans growing more skeptical about evolution (per Pew poll)

    12/30/2013 10:37:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2013 at 11:32 am | Aaron Blake
    When it comes to increasing partisanship in the United States, it seems no issue is immune. And that includes evolution. A new Pew Research Center poll shows a widening political gap over theories about how humans came to be, with Republicans growing increasingly skeptical about the idea that humans evolved over time.
  • 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 Romneys 41 percent of the vote when the Pew Research Center asked which candidate people would vote for if the election were held today. Thats 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 years key battleground states. While the data does not allow a state-by-state analysis, the...
  • Obama Has A Gigantic Lead in the Most Biased Poll Ever

    08/02/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Mike10542 · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 2, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama has one of the biggest leads we've seen for him in quite a long time in a new Pew Research Poll: He's up 10 points over Mitt Romney. Don't take much from it, though. Pew's sample of registered voters is highly skewed, oversampling Democrats by almost 20 points. Pew surveyed 1,956 registered voters. Of those, 42 percent were Democrats and just 23 percent were Republicans. We can't remember a poll being that imbalanced. Pew's poll in June also slightly oversampled Democrats and gave Obama a 7-point lead. So what we can take from this is that Independents...
  • Pew poll puts Obama approval at 50/41 (More sampling follies)

    03/14/2012 9:38:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    I'll give Pew this much credit -- they did a better job of sampling in their latest poll than Reuters. That's a bit like saying that Scary Movie 4 was a better film than Battlefield Earth, however. Pew finds that Barack Obama's job approval has bounced back up to 50/41, but it took a sample that underrepresented Republican voters to get there: Mitt Romney has retaken a significant lead nationally in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, even as he has fallen further behind Barack Obama in a general election matchup. Moreover, Obama’s own job approval rating has reached...
  • The News IQ Quiz

    02/23/2012 5:44:17 AM PST · by iowamark · 60 replies
    Are you more news-savvy than the average American? Pew Science Knowledge Quiz Test your knowledge of prominent people, major events and other important facts in the news by taking our short 13-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,168 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 11, 2011 by the Pew Research Center. When you finish, you will be able to compare your News IQ with the average American, as well as with the scores of college graduates and those who didn't attend college; with men and women; and with...
  • Pew Poll : Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits

    07/07/2011 10:33:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    As policymakers at the state and national level struggle with rising entitlement costs, overwhelming numbers of Americans agree that, over the years, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid have been good for the country. But these cherished programs receive negative marks for current performance, and their finances are widely viewed as troubled. Reflecting these concerns, most Americans say all three programs either need to be completely rebuilt or undergo major changes. However, smaller majorities express this view than did so five years ago. The publics desire for fundamental change does not mean it supports reductions in the benefits provided by Social...
  • Pew Poll: U.S. Seen as Among the Greatest Nations, But Not Superior to All Others

    07/01/2011 7:12:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Despite the struggling economy and broad dissatisfaction with national conditions, the public has a positive view of the United States global standing. But more think that the U.S. is one of the greatest countries in the world than say it stands above all other countries. Slightly more than half (53%) say that the United States is one of the greatest countries in the world, along with some others. Fewer (38%) say that the U.S. stands above all other countries in the world. Just 8% think that there are other countries that are better than the U.S. As in the past,...
  • Pew poll: Obama would deliver shellacking to generic Republican. Obama 47%, Unnamed GOP 35%

    03/23/2011 11:42:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/2011 | Michael O' Brien
    President Obama would deliver a shellacking to a generic Republican candidate if 2012's presidential election were held today, a new poll found Wednesday. Forty-seven percent of registered voters said they would choose to reelect Obama, compared to 35 percent who would prefer an unnamed Republican candidate, while 16 percent were undecided, a Pew Research Center poll found. That puts Obama at basically the same position as President George W. Bush at a similar point in his presidency, and a stronger standing than President Clinton held in March of 1995. Those figures could seem discouraging to the crop of Republicans considering...
  • Pew poll: Support way up for gay marriage, abortion, legalizing marijuana

    03/04/2011 1:43:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2011 | Allahpundit
    The perfect companion to this story describing how social cons are coping with the idea that their interests are momentarily subordinate to fiscal conservatism. Rather than quote, let me toss out a few of Pew’s graphs so that you can see how dramatic the trends are. The silver lining for conservatives: Support for gun rights is way up too.Libertarian fee-vah — catch it?And the gun rights data:A near majority of independents (49/45) favors marijuana legalization and clear majorities of indies side with the overall majority on the other three. The long-term national trends explain the results on gay marriage and...
  • Poll Finds a "Perfect Storm" of Voter Distrust in Government

    04/19/2010 4:00:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 780+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | April 18, 2010 | Bruce Drake
    Only about one in five registered voters believe they can trust the government in Washington to do the right thing "just about always" or most of the time, while an overwhelming majority say it will do the right thing only some of the time or never, according a Pew Research Center poll conducted March 11-21. The survey found a strikingly negative view of their government among voters that it attributed to "a perfect storm of conditions associated with distrust of government a dismal economy, an unhappy public, bitter partisan based backlash, and epic discontent with Congress and elected officials."...
  • Does Anybody Really Understand ObamaCare?

    04/06/2010 3:00:12 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 394+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 06, 2010 | Peter Wilson
    Since the passage of the Health Care Reform Bill, the Democrat leadership has embarked on a strategy of demonizing its opponents as angry, potentially violent racists. Charles M. Blow developed a new line of attack in his New York Times column last weekend, with an argument based on a recent Pew Research Council poll: Republicans don't understand ObamaCare, so they have no right to criticize it. Coverage of the Pew poll took a good chunk of the Times Op-Ed page, with bar charts demonstrating "A lack of understanding" of Obamacare, based their poll question, "How well do you feel you...
  • After the Wall

    11/13/2009 9:26:43 AM PST · by bs9021 · 199+ views
    American Journalism Center ^ | November 13, 2009 | Geoff Lewis
    After the Wall Geoff Lewis, November 13, 2009 Twenty years ago the Berlin wall that divided Germany from freedom and communism came down. At a recent event at the Heritage Foundation, panelists reviewed the pulse of Europe twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, publics of former Iron Curtain countries generally look back approvingly at the collapse of communism, according to The Pulse of Europe 2009, a study released by the Pew Global Attitudes Project in 2009. Majorities of people in most former Soviet republics and Eastern European...
  • Poll: US image abroad surges under Obama (They love us! Well, our fearless leader anyway.)

    07/23/2009 8:55:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 691+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/09 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's popularity has boosted America's image abroad even though deep suspicions about the U.S. persist in the Muslim world, according to a poll released Thursday. The survey of two dozen nations conducted this spring by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center found that positive public attitudes toward the United States have surged in many parts of the world since Obama's election. Positive opinions about the United States have returned to higher levels not seen since before President George W. Bush took office in 2001. The Bush presidency marked a steep decline in U.S. popularity overseas, notably after...
  • Fewer Voters Identify as Republicans. Democrats Now Have the Advantage in "Swing" States

    06/07/2008 6:29:30 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 73 replies · 122+ views
    Pew Research Center ^ | March 20, 2008 | Pew Research Cneter
    The balance of party identification in the American electorate now favors the Democratic Party by a decidedly larger margin than in either of the two previous presidential election cycles. In 5,566 interviews with registered voters conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press during the first two months of 2008, 36% identify themselves as Democrats, and just 27% as Republicans. The share of voters who call themselves Republicans has declined by six points since 2004, and represents, on an annualized basis, the lowest percentage of self-identified Republican voters in 16 years of polling by the Center.
  • What Foreign Policy Agenda? (Pew poll)

    03/14/2008 11:08:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 246+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 13, 2008 | Andrew Kohut
    Issues have hardly played a dominant role in the nominating races, especially on the Democratic side. Still, the public has a clear domestic agenda for the next president. Fix the economy, reduce health care costs, improve the environment, reform education, deal with rising energy costs and so on. This hearty appetite for an assertive domestic approach arises in no small part from the discontent that large majorities have with the Bush administrations handling of nearly all of these issues. This disapproval holds true with respect to foreign policy, too just 30 percent approve of President Bushs stewardship of it....
  • Pew Polls fast fade from the front pages

    05/30/2007 9:06:11 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 11 replies · 1,031+ views
    Jewish Ledger ^ | Tuesday, May 29, 2007
    Last week didnt seem to be an inordinately busy news week. There was the normal amount of domestic stories and exposes and all the negative news the media could dig up out of Iraq. The one big story, immigration, will be with us for a while as politicians use the issue for political posturing before having to actually deal with it. Yes, there was violence in Gaza and Sderot and some good news about the surge in Iraq, but those things rarely get much space or last longer than a day or two. A pretty normal week. Thats why we...
  • Pew Research Center: GOP Cuts Democratic Lead in Generic Ballot (47%-43%)-- a TON of info here

    11/05/2006 1:47:17 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 98 replies · 6,062+ views
    Pew Research Center ^ | 11-5-06 | Pew Research Center
    A nationwide Pew Research Center survey finds voting intentions shifting in the direction of Republican congressional candidates in the final days of the 2006 midterm campaign. The new survey finds a growing percentage of likely voters saying they will vote for GOP candidates. However, the Democrats still hold a 48% to 40% lead among registered voters, and a modest lead of 47%-43% among likely voters. The narrowing of the Democratic lead raises questions about whether the party will win a large enough share of the popular vote to recapture control of the House of Representatives. The relationship between a party's...
  • Poll: Fewer See Dems As Religion-Friendly (new Pew poll, drop from 40% to 29%)

    08/30/2005 2:53:30 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 41 replies · 929+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 8/30/05 | WILL LESTER
    Democrats' efforts to improve their image with religious voters after the 2004 presidential election appear to be getting off to a bumpy start. ADVERTISEMENT Fewer people see Democrats as friendly to religion now than felt that way a year ago, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. That number has dropped from 40 percent in August 2004 who thought the Democrats were friendly to religion to 29 percent now. "The change is seen across all groups," said Scott Keeter, director of survey research for the Pew Research Center, which conducted...
  • Poll finds tsunami aid, war, election affected America's global image

    06/24/2005 3:45:06 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 26 replies · 645+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 24, 2005 | Andres R. Martinez
    U.S. response to the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 helped improve the nation's image around the world, but the re-election of President Bush and the Iraq war have solidified anti-American feelings, according to a Pew Global Attitudes poll released Thursday. The biggest increase in European support was in France, where 43 percent had a favorable view in 2005, compared with 37 percent in 2004. Ten of the 15 foreign countries surveyed didn't have a favorable view of the United States, and in nine countries respondents said Bush's re-election damaged the U.S. image. Nine of the countries still support the war...

    09/29/2004 11:29:11 AM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 8 replies · 574+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 29 Sept 2004 | AP
    President Bush has taken a lead over Democrat John Kerry (search) among key groups such as Catholics and those with a high school education largely because of voter doubts about Kerry, a poll suggests. Bush was backed by 48 percent and Kerry by 40 percent among registered voters in the poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
  • Pew Poll: Support for Bush Growing

    06/17/2004 9:38:20 PM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 592+ views
    NewsMax Wires ^ | 6/17/04 | AP
    President Bush got a boost from the public's recent focus on the funeral of Ronald Reagan, and support for his Iraq policy spiked over the last month as the United States prepared to hand power over to Iraqis, according to a poll released Thursday. What's not clear, however, is the effect the Sept. 11 commission's Wednesday statement that it has found no credible evidence Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida had a collaborative relationship will have on the polls. The commission's findings raised fresh questions about the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq. Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research...
  • Europeans Thinking Better of Bush

    04/17/2002 1:21:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 21 replies · 116+ views
    AP ^ | April 17, 2002, 4:00 PM EDT | WILL LESTER
    WASHINGTON -- Europeans have a better opinion of President Bush than they did before the terrorist attacks on this country, according to polling in four countries. But they generally oppose his policies on steel tariffs and think the United States has not done enough to bring about peace in the Middle East. The president is strengthened among Europeans by broad backing for the anti-terror efforts in Afghanistan, which get majority backing in Britain, France, Germany and Italy. While approval for his international policies ranged from a third in France and Germany to about evenly split in Italy and Britain, that...