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  • Poll: Gun Rights More Important Than Gun Control

    08/27/2016 1:55:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    A Pew Research Center survey released August 26 shows majority support for protecting the right to gun ownership versus passing more laws to control who can own a gun. According to Pew, 52% of the public want to “protect the right of Americans to own guns” while 46% support passing more laws “to control gun ownership.” The gap between the two positions was even larger when the question was posed to Donald Trump supporters, who chose gun ownership instead of controlling gun ownership roughly “nine-to-one.” On the other hand, when Clinton supporters were asked the question they responded in favor...
  • The next US Secretary of State?

    03/31/2016 7:50:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/31/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Say it isn't so. Could this actually be the next US Secretary of State (Hat Tip: Barak Ravid)? Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met during his visit to Washington Wendy Sherman, an adviser to the US Democratic Party's presidential primary candidate Hillary Clinton, the foreign affairs ministry announced on Thursday. The Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid stated that during the meeting Sherman listened to Shoukry's evaluations of political and economic developments taking place in Egypt, the country's regional and international relations, as well as the country's efforts to fight terrorism. "The meeting reflected the mutual wish to...
  • 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.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For Progressives

    05/16/2015 12:15:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | May 16, 2015 | Steve Deace
    Pew Research came out with its latest seven-year study of religious trends in America. The data appears to show Christianity in decline, and given its numerous sensational headlines the liberal media couldn’t be happier with the results. For once, this Jesus Freak actually agrees with them. The Pew Research numbers showing Christianity in decline is good news—both for America and Christianity. Allow me to explain. We have become so obsessed with numbers in our culture – dollars, attendance, followers, likes, polls, etc. – that we have confused audience with influence. For example, pop stars Katy Perry and Justin Bieber currently...
  • 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.
  • America Interrupted

    12/30/2014 8:04:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | December 30, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    In the film, "Girl, Interrupted," Winona Ryder plays an 18-year-old who enters a mental institution for what is diagnosed as borderline personality disorder. The year is 1967 and the country is in turmoil over Vietnam and civil rights. While lying on her bed one night and watching TV, she sees a news report about a demonstration. The narrator says something that might apply to today's turmoil: "We live in a time of doubt. The institutions we once trusted no longer seem reliable." As 2014 ends, the stock market is at record highs but our traditional institutions and self-confidence are in...
  • Utilizing The Pew Research Center Political Typology Report [Series]

    07/07/2014 1:41:25 AM PDT · by dignitasnews
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 7, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In its recently released report titled Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology, the Pew Research Center has provided conservatives an excellent opportunity to utilize their findings to specifically target our message and utilize resources wisely to capture disaffected Democratic Party voters. The report is one of the most comprehensive analysis of the trends and attitudes which drive the voting decisions of various subsets of the American public. In what will be the first of a running series, Dignitas News Service will provide an overview of the report as well as detailed explanation of the classifications of voter which Pew...
  • Republicans Need to Get to Know Their Enemies on Income Inequality

    04/28/2014 6:18:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | April 28, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    “Know thine enemy.” Uttered most famously a millennia and a half ago by famed warrior/philosopher Sun Tzu, the advice holds up well, even, and especially, when the battles are ideological. So what is the thinking behind the right’s utter refusal to actually engage with the left’s actual position on inequality? The Federalist’s Ben Domenech wants us to know that in reality, inequality doesn’t matter. Of course what “matters” is entirely subjective. It would make more sense for Ben to try to persuade those who think it does why they shouldn’t. But that would require that Ben understood why inequality matters...
  • Cowardice Blocks Pew’s 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.
  • 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. …
  • Public’s Views on Human Evolution [We're winning hearts & minds. Evolutionists are losing.]

    12/30/2013 9:03:08 PM PST · by Die Reefer Pups · 17 replies
    <p>Public’s Views on Human Evolution evolution2013-1According to a new Pew Research Center analysis, six-in-ten Americans (60%) say that “humans and other living things have evolved over time,” while a third (33%) reject the idea of evolution, saying that “humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.” The share of the general public that says that humans have evolved over time is about the same as it was in 2009, when Pew Research last asked the question.</p>
  • Indoctrinating Religious Warriors (GOP who put faith over science embarrassing Charles)

    01/04/2014 1:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 3, 2014 | Charles Blow
    In 2009, the gap between the share of Republicans and Democrats who believed in evolution was just 10 percentage points, 54 percent and 64 percent, respectively. Last year, that gap widened to a whopping 24 points because as the percentage of Democrats who believed in evolution inched up to 67 percent, the percentage of Republicans believing so plummeted to 43 percent. Now, more Republicans believe that “humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time” than believe in evolution. This sad news comes via a survey released this week by the Pew Research...
  • Do you have a Jewish friend?

    10/28/2012 9:58:48 PM PDT · by trekdown · 3 replies
    Please show him/her the below Pew Research poll: See also:
  • In Poll, G.O.P. Slips as a Friend of Religion

    08/25/2006 2:37:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 683+ views
    NY Times' Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | August 25, 2006 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    A new poll shows that fewer Americans view the Republican Party as “friendly to religion” than a year ago, with the decline particularly steep among Catholics and white evangelical Protestants — constituencies at the core of the Republicans’ conservative Christian voting bloc. The survey found that the proportion of Americans who say the Republican Party is friendly to religion fell 8 percentage points in the last year, to 47 percent from 55 percent. Among Catholics and white evangelical Protestants, the decline was 14 percentage points. The Democratic Party suffers from the perception of an even more drastic religion deficit, but...
  • Global Image of the U.S. Is Worsening, Survey Finds (It's the other points which are noteworthy.)

    06/14/2006 2:23:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 101 replies · 1,969+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 14, 2006 | BRIAN KNOWLTON
    WASHINGTON, June 13 — As the war in Iraq continues for a fourth year, the global image of America has slipped further, even among people in some countries closely allied with the United States, a new opinion poll has found. Favorable views of the United States dropped sharply over the past year in Spain, where only 23 percent said they had a positive opinion, down from 41 percent last year, according to the survey. It was done in 15 nations, including the United States, this spring by the Washington-based Pew Research Center. Other countries where positive views dropped significantly include...
  • Most U.S. Residents Support Abortion Rights With Some Restrictions

    08/05/2005 1:21:50 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 55 replies · 1,141+ views
    About 65% of US residents support the Supreme Court's decision in... Roe v. Wade -- the 1973 decision in which the court struck down state bans on abortion -- but 73% support some restrictions on abortion rights, according to the results of a study released on Wednesday by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, the Long Island Newsday reports (Eisenberg, Long Island Newsday, 8/4). According to the study, which was based on the responses to a July 13-17 survey of 1,502 U.S. adults and a July 7-17 survey of 2,000 adults, 35% of respondents believe abortion...
  • Meet the Poor Republicans

    05/14/2005 3:33:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 185 replies · 5,166+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 15, 2005 | DAVID BROOKS
    Last week the Pew Research Center came out with a study of the American electorate that crystallized something I've been sensing for a long time: rich people are boring, but poor people are interesting. The Pew data demonstrated that people at the top of the income scale are divided into stable, polar camps. There are the educated-class liberals - antiwar, pro-choice, anti-tax cuts - who make up about 19 percent of the electorate, according to Pew. And there are business-class conservatives - pro-war, pro-life, pro-tax cut - who make up 11 percent of voters. These affluent people are pretty well...
  • (Polling) And the winner is...Pew Research

    11/04/2004 9:26:55 PM PST · by John Lenin · 11 replies · 623+ views
    The Pew Research Center ^ | October 31, 2004
    President George W. Bush holds a slight edge over Senator John Kerry in the final days of Campaign 2004. The Pew Research Center's final pre-election poll of 1,925 likely voters, conducted Oct. 27-30, finds Bush with a three-point edge (48% to 45% for Kerry); Ralph Nader draws 1%, and 6% are undecided. The poll finds indications that turnout will be significantly higher than in the two previous presidential elections, especially among younger people. Yet Bush gets the boost Republican candidates typically receive when the sample is narrowed from the base of 2,408 registered voters to those most likely to vote....
  • Pew Trusts to Open Research Center in D.C.

    04/26/2004 10:52:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 115+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2004 | Brian Faler
    Organization Will Rely More on Polls Than on Expert Opinions The Pew Charitable Trusts is getting into the think tank business. The group, which has become increasingly influential in public policy debates, will announce a major reorganization today that will bring seven of its public information projects under one roof and a new name: the Pew Research Center. The center will host various ongoing Pew projects examining, among other topics, the significance of the Internet, the role of religion in public life, the growing Hispanic population, the news media and the way in which the rest of the world views...
  • The schism in U.S. politics begins at home (long article)

    04/08/2004 5:06:01 AM PDT · by Arrowhead1952 · 12 replies · 2,692+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | Sunday, April 4, 2004 (In Apr 8 print edition) | By Bill Bishop
    Growing gaps found from county to county in presidential race By Bill Bishop AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Sunday, April 4, 2004 The assumption since the 2000 election has been that the United States is evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats. Nationally, this is still true. At the local level, however, that 50-50 split disappears. In its place is a country so out of balance, so politically divided, that there is little competition in presidential contests between the parties in most U.S. counties, according to an Austin American-Statesman study of election returns since 1948. American democracy is based on the continuous exchange of...