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The Epidemic of Bible Illiteracy in Our Churches

Small groups are key to studying and understanding Scripture. When was the last time you read a book? For almost 1 in 4 of us, it was more than a year ago, according to Pew Research. That's three times the number who didn't read a book in 1978. Show More Summary

Interactive chart displays opinion gaps between scientists and public

3 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 [...]

The World Likes The United States Better Than You Think, Study Shows

A little over a decade after public opinion about the United States plummeted when the Bush administration launched the Iraq war, America seems to have burnished its global image, according to a new study published the Pew Research Center this week. “American culture, American ideas about democracy, American ideas about business—all [...]

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

It's Time to Open the Doors to the Benefits of Medical Marijuana

According to Pew Research, a little over half of Americans (53%) support marijuana legalization. That number has risen 11 points since 2010. But an even larger majority - 78%...

Millennials Pass Gen X as Largest Generation in the U.S. Workforce

Pew Research's Millennials surpass Gen X'ers as the largest generation in the U.S. labor force reports that in Q1 of 2015 Millennials surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce. The report chart below shows the...

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.

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