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Interactive chart displays opinion gaps between scientists and public

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Pew Research Center just released an interactive chart showing gaps between scientific consensus and public opinion. Refine results by gender, age, race, education, ideology, political party, and level of science knowledge. Read the rest

Pew: Party and ideology matter a lot on climate and energy but not as much on other science issues

A study and statistical modeling of a previous survey by the Pew Research Center concludes that Americans are much more likely now than a few decades ago to line up on scientific issues according to their ideological leanings and party identification. Show More Summary

Comparison of shifted public opinion

David Leonhardt and Alicia Parlapiano compared public opinion over time for various social issues, based on estimates from the Pew Research Center and Gallup. The issues fall into two categories.… Tags: public opinion, Upshot

This chart shows which countries love and hate the US the most

The Pew Research Center just released a study that examines America's Global Image by surveying people in 39 countries on whether they hold a favorable opinion of the US or not. A median of 69% give the US a thumbs up, while only 24% expressed negative sentiments. Show More Summary

HomeHero Raises $23M to Expand In-Home Senior Ca

40% of U.S. adults today are responsible for taking care of an elderly or sick relative, according to a 2014 study by the Pew Research Center and the California HealthCare Foundation. Despite this growing number, most caregivers do not want their aging relatives living with them. Instead, family members are seeking affordable caregivers to provide... Read More

Where Is The Internet-Of-Things Being Invented? Not In Silicon Valley

The emerging consensus view of humanity’s imminent future is that just about everything will soon be interconnected with just about everything else. In a recent report on Digital Life in 2025, the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project predicted that the internet would soon become a “global, immersive, invisible, ambient networked computing [...]

News in Brief: Report: More American Children Raised By Carjackers Who Didn’t Realize There Was Someone In Backseat

last weekHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—Revealing an increase in nontraditional family structures, a report released Thursday by the Pew Research Center found that more American children are being raised by carjackers who didn’t realize there was someone in the backseat. Show More Summary

Which countries love and hate President Obama

Over the past year, the Pew Research Center has interviewed thousands of people from some 40 different countries on a myriad of topics. One of those topics is the world's views toward the United States of America and its commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama. Show More Summary

The countries that love and hate America the most

The Pew Research Center recently released a study on how people in 39 different countries around the world view the United States. One of the questions they asked was whether or not respondents had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the US. Show More Summary

The Scalia-Ginsburg friendship bodes well for America

To the editor: The 2014 Pew Research Center report on political polarization in the American public indicated that many Americans prefer to live near and associate with those who share their religious and political beliefs - in other words, people just like them. How boring to be surrounded all...

American Apathy

Why are Americans out of step with most of the world in acknowledging that global warming is a major threat to mankind and largely a product of human activity? A 2013 Pew Research Center survey found that majorities abroad in both industrialized and developing nations were more concerned than we are about the climatic condition of the planet. Show More Summary

The World Likes the U.S., But Doesn’t Support Its Torture Techniques: Poll

Global attitudes toward the U.S. and confidence in President Barack Obama are largely favorable, but feelings sour when it comes to the topics of America’s post-9/11 interrogation techniques, a new poll by the Pew Research Center found. According...Show More Summary

Millennials are more than happy to trade privacy for security

So, how much do millennials really care about protecting their privacy online? The Pew Research Center found that millennials are the age group most likely to be against the NSA surveillance policies. Pew also found that 71% of thatShow More Summary

What Happened to the Teen Summer Job?

The teen summer job was once a rite of passage. Now, it’s a rite that may have passed. According to a new report from Pew Research Center, summer employment among teens has trailed off dramatically over the last few decades. Where in...Show More Summary

Mid-East, Europe Majorities Support US-Led War Against Islamic State - Poll

An overwhelming number of people around the world support a US military campaign against the Islamic State terrorists, according to a new poll released by Pew Research Center.

The “Nones” Are the Second-Largest “Religious Group” in Nearly Half the World

According to the Pew Research Center, the "Nones" (people who don't belong to organized religion) are the largest "religious group" in seven countries and territories... and the second-largest group in 112 of them (nearly half of the countries in the world).

Can Wikipedia survive the spread of mobiles?

 One of the biggest threats it faces is the rise of smartphones as the dominant personal computing device. A recent Pew Research Center report found that 39 of the top 50 news sites received more traffic from mobile devices than from desktop and laptop computers, sales of which have declined for years. This is a […]

How patients can use Internet research when seeing a doctor

Statistics from the Pew Research Center indicate that the majority of people use the Internet to find information on health. As online resources improve and proliferate, this fraction will continue to climb higher. There is no doubt that patients see the Internet as one tool to learn about a condition, diagnose themselves, or read about […]

91% of Retail Brands Use Two or More Social Media Channels

As social media has become more integrated into daily life, people are starting to use more than one network. According to Pew Research Center, more than one-half of adults use more than one social network. New data from email marketing...Show More Summary

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