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Pew: Highest Support for Gun Rights in 25 Years

For the first time in 25 years, a majority of Americans say gun rights trump gun control, according to the Pew Research Center.In a survey...

In Parts Of Africa, Cell Phones Are Everywhere And Landlines Barely Exist

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Cell phones are bringing parts of Africa into the digital age, allowing some regions to bypass landline development altogether. New surveys from the Pew Research Center show that the majority of people in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana,...Show More Summary

5 Things Every Child Needs to Know About the Earth

Most parents will say they want to raise a child who is intelligent, honest, kind, hard-working and independent. Topping that list is responsible. A Pew Research study found that 93% of parents want their children to be responsible. To encourage that quality, social and environmental responsibility must be taught. Show More Summary

Study Reveals Higher Teen Use Of Snapchat, Instagram Among Wealthy Households

3 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Teenagers have loved YouTube for years now, but the kids these days are no stranger to other social media and video platforms. Yet Pew Research Center just discovered not all these sites and apps are used equally among teens. The research...Show More Summary

How marijuana legalizers are winning the battle for hearts and minds

Marijuana legalizers are winning the battle for hearts and minds. That's one takeaway from a new Pew Research Center survey on public attitudes toward marijuana legalization. The survey found that 53 percent of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legal, consistent with what other major studies have shown. But in an interesting follow-up, […]

The word ‘tax’ is unpopular. But the word ‘fee’ is worse.

Funding government is difficult. To do it, Americans tend to want the wealthy and corporations to pay more taxes. For example, in a recent Pew Research Center poll, 75 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of Republicans said that they were bothered “a lot” by “the feeling that corporations don’t pay their fair share.  Similar […]

How Much Do People Pay in Taxes?

Tax day is a day away and this time of year there are always questions about who pays how much in taxes. A recent poll by Pew Research Center found that “the feeling that some wealthy people don’t pay their fair share,” bothered 79 percent of respondents some or a lot. Show More Summary

Ahead of April 15, a Look at the Biggest U.S. Tax Breaks

Drew DeSilver: A Pew Research Center analysis counted 124 breaks for individuals with a net total estimated cost in fiscal 2015 of $1.15 trillion, compared with 79 corporate breaks totaling $158.3 billion.

More independent voters doesn't mean the country is moving toward the center

One of the many valuable services performed by the folks at Pew Research is their biannual polling on party identification in America—in other words, how many people identify as Democratic, how many as Republican, and how many as independent. Show More Summary

The share of the world's population following each religion will change massively by 2050

In 50 years time, the world's religious makeup is going to see some pretty massive changes. According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, Christianity is likely to be practised by pretty much exactly the same share of the world population, while Islam is on an upward path — and by 2050, the two religions will be pretty much equal in size. Show More Summary

Teens Are Actually On Google+ For Some Reason

A new Pew research study on teenagers’ social media habits has a few surprising results. Teens are still on The Facebook en masse, with Instagram and Snapchat close behind. But 33 per cent reported using Google+. Tied with Twitter! Come again? More »      

Silver: Few Libertarians, But Many Have Libertarian Views

Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight: It's correct to say that few Americans identify as libertarian. Only 11 percent said the term "libertarian" describes them well, according to a 2014 Pew Research poll. Nor do very many Americans self-identify as socially liberal but economically conservative. Show More Summary

“Reflecting a racial shift, 78 counties turned majority-minority since 2000?

Pew Research Center.  See also this graphic. (h/t Wonk Wire) … Continue reading ?

US Sees Rapid Growth of Black Immigrant Population - Pew Study

Black immigrants account for almost 9 percent of the US African-American population and their number continues to grow, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday.

Black immigrant population in U.S. expected to triple by 2060, study finds

The number of black immigrants living in the United States has nearly quadrupled since 1980 and is expected to continue to grow, according to a new report released today from the Pew Research Center. Continue reading ? The post Black immigrant population in U.S. expected to triple by 2060, study finds appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama

I cant say exactly why, but I find this to be an intriguing and amazing dataset:   Source: Pew Research   Reagan and Clinton are the only two who didn’t see their numbers fall off a cliff; Ike and Obama seem only fell of modestly.

Actually, Teens Are Still Using Facebook

Facebook's grip on teens may be loosening, but it's still their favorite social network -- for now. A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that teens are "diversifying" their social media platform use, with the vast majority using more than one social network to communicate with friends, post pictures, share memes and so on. Show More Summary

More Independents Than Democrats or Republicans

Linda Killian: A Pew Research Center survey confirms a trend years in the making: More people consider themselves politically independent than identify with the Republican or Democratic parties.

Pew Survey: Reports of Facebook's Demise Among Teens Greatly Exaggerated

A new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that 71% of American teens use Facebook, followed by Facebook owned Instagram (52%), Snapchat (41%) and Twitter and Google+ (both 33%). There have been numerous reports about teens pulling back from Facebook but the Pew results show that teens continue to use [...]

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