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  • 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...