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  • German public confidence in US has plunged since Trump took office [Pew poll]

    06/27/2017 10:06:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 June 2017 10:43 CEST+02:00
    No other major US ally has seen public confidence in the American president drop as significantly as Germany since Donald Trump took over in the White House in January. German public confidence in the US president has dropped 75 percentage points in a year, a new survey by the Pew Research Center shows. During Barack Obama’s final year in charge, German public confidence in the US President stood at 86 percent. But since Trump has taken over that figure has fallen to 11 percent, beating even the low of 14 percent during George W. Bush’s final year in power. Meanwhile,...
  • Europeans see Germany favorably, but think it has too much power

    06/16/2017 6:46:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 June 2017 12:38 CEST+02:00
    A large majority of Europeans have a positive view of Germany, while seeing Berlin as still having too much power in EU affairs, a new survey shows. The Pew Research Center study released on Thursday showed that 71 percent of respondents outside of Germany had a favourable view of Germany, compared to 21 percent who had an unfavorable opinion of the Bundesrepublik. The survey polled almost 10,000 people from France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Greece was the one outlier to the Germany love-in. Seventy-six percent of respondents in the birthplace of...
  • Islam on Track to Overtake Christianity, Become the World’s Biggest Religion [says Pew]

    03/04/2017 4:57:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 3, 2017 | 4:31 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    By the middle of this century, the number of Muslims worldwide will roughly equal those of Christians and by the century’s end will exceed them, making Islam the world’s largest religion. That’s according to projections in a new analysis by the Pew Research Center, which identifies Islam as the world’s fastest-growing religion, owing to higher fertility rates and the fact Muslims have the youngest median age of all religious groups. In 2010, 1.6 billion Muslims accounted for 23.2 percent of the total world population; Pew says that proportion could grow to 29.7 percent by 2050, and to 34.9 percent by...
  • Atheist Demographics - Who Are The American Atheists?

    02/18/2017 5:18:01 PM PST · by bogusname · 28 replies
    Posted specifically to irritate Atheists. I give 7 shameful facts about American Atheist demographics gleaned from the Pew Research Center report. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/06/01/10-facts-about-atheists/
  • Nearly 1 in 5 immigrants in US illegally in NYC, LA areas

    02/09/2017 9:45:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2017 12:29 PM EST
    A report shows nearly one in five immigrants in the U.S. illegally live in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. The report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center estimates more than 2 million immigrants in the country illegally lived in the two areas in 2014. Pew says the country has about 11.1 million immigrants who do not have legal status. …
  • America Is a Christian Nation; The Voters Proved it on Election Day

    01/08/2017 8:24:43 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 10 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 8, 2017 | JP
    Eleven years ago, Illinois Senator Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at a conference sponsored by Sojourners, the self-styled “progressive” Christian magazine. “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation,” said the future 44th president. America was also “a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of unbelievers.” That’s the distorted view of America’s religiosity Mr. Obama brought with him to the White House. And he was dead wrong. America is, indisputably, a Christian nation. And that was confirmed this past week by the Pew Research Center, which released...
  • Muslim Population in Latin America Grows 25% Amid Radicalization Concerns

    08/24/2016 3:13:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | August 24, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    Islam had an estimated 3 million adherents in Latin America and the Caribbean as of the end of last year, marking an increase of nearly 25 percent from the 2.3 million who were residing there in 2010, a Breitbart News analysis of U.S. Department of State (DoS) data shows. Among the Muslims in the region are people who emigrated from Muslim majority countries – including Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, and Pakistan – and locals who converted. Most of them are recent migrants and descendants of those who made the journey years and even generations ago, namely Palestinians, among others....
  • Pew Research Finds Europeans Increasingly Uncomfortable With Immigration

    07/12/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 12, 2016 | Charlie McKenna
    A study released by the Pew Research Center on Monday shows a startling development in European attitudes towards Middle Eastern refugees. In eight of the ten countries surveyed, majorities of citizens polled believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism at home. Respondents in Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greece, and the United Kingdom all responded that they believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism. Respondents in Hungary are most likely (at 76 percent) to believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism, while respondents in Spain are the least likely to believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism (at 40...
  • Gun deaths down 30%

    10/25/2015 6:44:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/23/15 | Paul Bedard
    The number and rate of firearm murders has hit a new low since the sky-high gun killings during the 1990s, with California topping an FBI list despite having some of the toughest anti-gun laws on the books. Data from the FBI and Pew Research Center show that all gun violence has declined since the Clinton era, though suicides blamed on guns has ticked up. In a new report, Pew said that between 1993 and 2000, the firearm murder rate dropped by almost half, from seven homicides to 3.8 homicides per 100,000 people. It also said that all gun deaths --...
  • 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...
  • Cable news is in trouble, and it’s more about the news than the cable

    05/10/2015 9:26:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Vox.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Ezra Klein
    Cable news is in trouble. The Pew Research Center reports that the median daily audience for Fox, CNN, and MSNBC is down about 11 percent since 2008. The Washington Post's Paul Farhi sees a grim future for the industry. He argues that cable news outlets are pretty much where newspapers were a decade ago: their audience is aging, their medium is being disrupted by new technologies, and the next generation of viewers is developing habits and preferences that they're poorly placed to serve. (This is probably a good moment to note that I'm a contributor to MSNBC.) The networks may still...
  • What Could Go Wrong? Pew Research: Millennials are underemployed, unhitched, and unchurched

    03/10/2014 11:45:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/09/2014 | By W. Bradford Wilcox
    The portrait painted of Millennial Americans by the Pew Research Center in its new report Millennials in Adulthood is not rosy. Sure, compared with earlier generations, Millennials (now aged 18 to 33) are exceptionally tolerant, optimistic about their economic future, and connected to friends, family, and colleagues on the “new platforms of the digital era” — from Facebook to Twitter. But this report makes clear that Millennial ties to the core human institutions that have sustained the American experiment — work, marriage, and civil society — are worryingly weak. Take work. About 80 percent of young adults aged 25...
  • God is Alive and Well (For Those Wondering)

    01/15/2013 9:03:25 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 2 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 15, 2012 | JP
    God bless Frank Newport. The Gallup Poll’s editor-in-chief is author of the recently published book, “God is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America.” It punctures the myth that the ranks of the nation’s non-religious are growing by leaps and bounds. The myth has gained currency in the mainstream media, thanks to a dishonest poll published this past fall by the left-leaning Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. By playing fast and loose with polling data, and by employing semantic gymnastics, Pew was able to make the dubious claim that 20 percent of Americans “do...
  • Digital gadgets make us read more news

    03/19/2012 8:17:22 PM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 8 replies
    CNN Money web site ^ | March 19, 2012 | David Goldman
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- As the mobile tech revolution takes hold, the way in which we get our news is changing. More than a quarter of Internet-connected Americans now follow news on mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and e-readers, according to the Pew Research Center's annual State of the News Media report, which was released on Monday.
  • Little Change in Public's Response to 'Capitalism,' 'Socialism' (A Political Rhetoric Test)

    01/02/2012 7:37:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 12/29/2011
    The recent Occupy Wall Street protests have focused public attention on what organizers see as the excesses of America's free market system, but perceptions of capitalism -- and even of socialism -- have changed little since early 2010 despite the recent tumult. The American public's take on capitalism remains mixed, with just slightly more saying they have a positive (50%) than a negative (40%) reaction to the term. That's largely unchanged from a 52% to 37% balance of opinion in April 2010. Socialism is a negative for most Americans, but certainly not all. Six-in-ten (60%) say they have a...
  • Four in 10 say marriage is becoming obsolete

    11/18/2010 8:11:18 AM PST · by mlizzy · 67 replies · 3+ views
    Comcast ^ | 11-18-10 | Hope Yeh
    WASHINGTON — Is marriage becoming obsolete? As families gather for Thanksgiving this year, nearly one in three American children is living with a parent who is divorced, separated or never-married. More people are accepting the view that wedding bells aren't needed to have a family. A study by the Pew Research Center, in association with Time magazine, highlights rapidly changing notions of the American family. And the Census Bureau, too, is planning to incorporate broader definitions of family when measuring poverty, a shift caused partly by recent jumps in unmarried couples living together. About 29 percent of children under 18...
  • Pew Research Poll: Voters Say THROW DA BUMS OUT !!

    11/11/2009 3:37:55 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 516+ views
    Pew/The Lid ^ | 11/11/09 | The Lid
    According to a new Pew Research poll Americans are not happy, Jimmy Carter Might call it malaise. We don't like the way things are going maybe because the economy as the same poll says that 90% of Americans are not happy with the economy and two thirds feel that their personal finances are in the dumps. We don't like the way the Afghan war is going, we blame the President, and we still don't want our health care controlled by the government. Put it all together it and American sentiment is anti-Incumbent, we want to throw the bums out. All...
  • Survey: Fewer Americans Worried About Warming

    10/22/2009 9:03:00 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 9 replies · 420+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 10/22/09 | Bob McCarty
    There has been a sharp decline over the past year in the percentage of Americans who say there is solid evidence that global temperatures are rising, according to results of a new survey released today by The Pew Research Center for People and the Press. And fewer also see global warming as a very serious problem – 35% say that today, down from 44% in April 2008.
  • What Muslims Really Think

    05/23/2007 4:20:18 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 26 replies · 976+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 23 May 2007 | Staff
    Homeland Security: We can all breathe easier now. The first major poll of the U.S. Muslim community finds that "only" one in four young Muslim Americans would be suicide bombers. The liberal Pew Research Center, which surveyed 1,050 Muslims earlier this year, did its best to put a PC spin on the results. It says its "overall" findings confirm that Muslims in America are "mostly mainstream" compared with their more radical co-religionists in Europe. But as is usually the case with such polls, the devil is in the details. Data buried deep inside Pew's 100-page report put the lie to...
  • Pew Survey Finds Most Knowledgeable Americans Watch 'Daily Show' and 'Colbert'

    04/16/2007 2:57:37 PM PDT · by Karl Rand · 76 replies · 2,122+ views
    EDITOR & PUBLISHER ^ | April 15, 2007 11:30 PM ET | E&P Staff
    Pew judged the levels of knowledgeability (correct answers) among those surveyed and found that those who scored the highest were regular watchers of Comedy Central's The Daily Show and Colbert Report. They tied with regular readers of major newspapers in the top spot -- with 54% of them getting 2 out of 3 questions correct. Watchers of the Lehrer News Hour on PBS followed just behind. Virtually bringing up the rear were regular watchers of Fox News. Only 1 in 3 could answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly. Fox topped only network morning show viewers.