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About a third of gun owners with children keep guns unlocked and loaded, study says

Forget Democrat or Republican – the most polarizing characteristic in the U.S. might be whether or not you own a gun. A study by Pew Research Center published Thursday interviewed … Click to Continue »

Pew US survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposals

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

More than 80 percent of Americans want to limit firearms access for people with mental illness and require background checks at gun shows and in private sales, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Thursday. Eighty-three percent also favor barring gun purchases by those on federal...

8 Figures on Gun Ownership, and Attitudes, in America

People with and without guns favor banning the sale of firearms to the mentally ill, but differ on much else, a new Pew Research Center report finds.

Russians overwhelmingly back Putin policies – US pollster

3 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

Most Russians support both the internal and foreign policies of the current administration, according to a poll conducted by US company the Pew Research Center. Read Full Article at RT.com

8 charts that show how Brexit has boosted the EU's popularity among Europeans

LONDON — Nigel Farage, UKIP, and the Brexit referendum may one day be counted among the saviours of the European Union. A survey by the Pew Research Center of nearly 10,000 citizens across 10 European nations, including the UK, showed...Show More Summary

The European Union is popular again. But there are reasons for Brussels to worry.

last weekNews : BlogPost

It's true what they say: Absence really does make the heart grow fonder. That's one key takeaway from a new Pew Research Center poll on Europeans' attitudes toward the European Union. Since Brexit, the attitude toward the institution has improved in many countries, including the U.K. In Poland, for example, nearly three-quarters of the population […]

Growth in Mobile News Being Driven by … Older Demos

A new survey finds that adults 65 and older are becoming more plugged in when it comes to mobile news. Multichannel News reports that the Pew Research Center study found that 85% of adults in the U.S. have received news...

Want Better Social Advertising? Break Down the Walls

Over the past decade, the use of social platforms grew rapidly, expanding into every aspect of our lives. According to Pew Research Center, 69 percent of Americans today actively use social media to connect with others, get news and share information. This is up from just 5 percent in 2005, when Pew first began tracking...

Digital Footprints Paint An Eerily Accurate Picture Of Europe's Refugees

Using search data collected by Google, researchers at the Pew Research Center have reconstructed the journeys taken by refugees flowing into Europe from the Middle East. It represents a new way of tracking migration patterns -- but the technique could eventually lead to misuse. More »      

Landlords Are Hyperventilating Over Proposal Requiring They Provide Voter Registration Forms to New Tenants

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Steven Hsieh Every landlord's favorite city council member. Kelly O In 2006, Pew Research Center found that about 1-in-5 non-voters cited recent relocations for their failure to register. In 2014, about 21 percent of renters who lived...Show More Summary

Western Nations Worry That Children Won’t Be Better Off

A survey by the Pew Research Center found more financial optimism in the developing world and in Russia than in the United States and Western Europe.

Half of Young Voters Who Join GOP End Up Leaving

Pew Research Center: [O]ver a 15-month period encompassing the 2016 presidential campaign, about 10% of Republicans and Democrats "defected" from their parties to the opposing party. Those who switched parties were less politically engaged than people who stayed with their parties. Show More Summary

Work stress is the saddest American status symbol

Work stress is the saddest American status symbol: The Italians are wiser than us: In 2008, the Pew Research Center conducted a series of surveys to predict the future of the Internet in order to attempt to determine how technology would reshape society circa 2020. Show More Summary

15 Times Queer Christians And Their Allies Fought The Good Fight For Equality

last monthNews : Huffington Post

It is a testament to the incredible vitality of queer spirituality that, despite centuries of both physical persecution and theological abuse, many queer people still have faith. According to a Pew Research Center survey, about 59 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans report being affiliated with a religious tradition. Show More Summary

Republicans twice as likely to find interracial marriage “bad”

PEW Research Center has a new poll on interracial marriage that shows Republicans are twice as likely as Democrats to find interracial marriage “a bad thing.” 12% of Republicans found it a bad thing, while 6% of Democrats felt the same. Just as interesting, 49% of Democrats found interracial marriage “a good thing,” while only […]

Midday open thread: Corporate $$ kindled gerrymandering; seasonal allergies affect many more people

Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at Trump and Comey: • 54 percent of those surveyed by the Pew Research Center support government regulations to spur more renewable energy: They agreed with questionShow More Summary

Don’t Be Surprised to See Your Grandparents on Social Media

A new study by Pew Research Center examines increased tech adoption by U.S. adults 65 and over, which, not surprisingly, has also spurred increased social media use by that age group. Pew found that 34 percent of Americans 65 and older use social networking sites, up from 27 percent in 2013. Younger senior citizens were...

Public divides over environmental regulation and energy policy

(Pew Research Center) A 54 percent majority of US adults believe that 'government regulations are necessary to encourage businesses and consumers to rely more on renewable energy sources,' while 38 percent support the notion that 'the...Show More Summary

'Don't Vote' Campaigns Played A Big Role In Black Voter Decline

The Pew Research Center recently reported that the Black voter turnout in the 2016 election declined for the first time in 20 years “falling to 59.6% in 2016 after reaching a record-high of 66.6% in 2012”. A convincing argument can be...Show More Summary

Men's confidence in America's future soars under Trump, while women's plummets to 29%

A Pew Research Center study examining public trust in the government found that women are now far less likely to be confident about the US' future than men are. While 53% of men in a April 2017 Pew poll said they have a lot of confidence...Show More Summary

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