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Smartphone Addiction Now Has A Clinical Name

It should come as no surprise to hear that Americans love their smartphones. According to data from the Pew Research Center, 90% of Americans have a cell phone, while a full 58% of them own smartphones. More surprising, though, is the percentage of people who have developed a psychological attachment to their phones. Show More Summary

Pew Poll: Democrats Almost Equally Divided on Whether to Blame Israel or Hamas

A July 28 Pew Research survey shows Democrats are almost equally divided on whether to blame Israel or Hamas for the "current violence." According to Pew, "29 percent [of Democrats] say Hamas is more responsible; 26 [percent] say Israel." A solid "majority of Republicans (60 percent)" blame Hamas. Show More Summary

U.S. Public Divided Over Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Gaza

As the conflict between Hamas and Israel escalates, Democrats and Republicans grow more divided over who is to blame for the current violence, according to a Pew Research Center poll that was conducted between July 24 and 27.

Americans Under 30 Blame Israel More Than Hamas

Aaron Blake, Washington Post: A new Pew Research Center poll is the second in the past week to show a huge generational split on the current conflict in Gaza. While all age groups north of 30 years old clearly blame Hamas more than Israel for the current violence, young adults buck the trend in a big way. Show More Summary

Less Divided than We Look

Are we becoming a more polarized people, as a new and important study from the Pew Research Center seems to demonstrate? In spite of the hype surrounding this new research, I argue that the public is not as polarized as a cursory reading...Show More Summary

Unexcited About The Midterms?

You aren’t alone: The Republican Party holds a clear advantage in voter engagement in this fall’s midterm elections, according to a new national survey by the Pew Research Center. Yet GOP voters are not as enthused and engaged as they were at this point in the midterm campaign four years ago, prior to the Republican […]

Good polls don’t have to mean legislative paralysis

A Pew poll reports: “The Republican Party holds a clear advantage in voter engagement in this fall’s midterm elections, according to a new national survey by the Pew Research Center. Yet GOP voters are not as enthused and engaged as they were at this point in the midterm campaign four years ago, prior to the […]

5 countries that love America (and 5 that hate it)

A new survey from the Pew Research Center reveals anti-Americanism is highest in the Middle East

How The Endless Quest For Love Is Sparking Massive Growth In Dating Apps

One in 10 Americans have used an online dating site or app, according to a 2013 report from Pew Research. And among singles looking for partners, that number is even higher, with 38% having used dating sites or apps. What may have been associated with a certain stigma in years past is now becoming increasingly mainstream. Show More Summary

Pew Study: A Vanilla Year for Local TV Staffers

The Pew Research Center released a study detailing “5 facts about the state of local TV newsrooms.” Despite the combined $8 billion price tag of the nearly 300 stations that were bought and sold over 2013, the study showed news staff...Show More Summary

Employment down, anchor salaries stagnant in local TV newsrooms

Pew Research Center Despite increased budgets and an optimistic advertising market, anchor salaries and employment were down throughout local television newsrooms in 2013, Katerina Matsa reported for Pew Research Center Wednesday. The...Show More Summary

CUFI Summit Shows Why Jewish Americans Vote For Democrats

Last week, the Pew Research Center released the largely predictable findings of a survey measuring how Americans feel about the nation’s various religious faiths. While adherents unsurprisingly gave their co-religionists high marks, one factoid stood out. Show More Summary

785 of This Year's Unaccompanied Migrants Were Under 6 Years Old

Pew Research Center Little kids, including a troubling number of children age five or younger, make up the fastest-growing group of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the US border in fiscal year 2014. So far this year, nearly 7,500...Show More Summary

Fortune hires WSJ's Alan Murray as its 17th editor

Fortune magazine, one of the jewels in the Time Inc. crown, has a new editor. Alan Murray, most recently president of the Pew Research Center and a longtime editor at The Wall Street Journal, has... To view the full story, click the title link.

Pew Research Report: Nearly 90% of Illegal Immigrant 'Children' Are Teenagers

Nearly all of the illegal immigrant children who have been apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border in the last two years have been teenagers. According to a new Pew Research report, in fiscal year 2013, 91% of illegal immigrant "children" apprehended at the border were teenagers. Show More Summary

Political reporting and the statehouse: a disturbing report from Pew Research

It’s well-known that digital disruption has wrecked havoc on the nation’s newsrooms. What’s less documented is how that disruption has played out on specific types of news and in specific geographic areas. Pew Research Center has analyzed number of full-time reporters covering state politics in every state. Using population as the relational variable, they’ve identified [...]

Fortune Names Alan Murray Top Editor

Mr. Murray, the president of the Pew Research Center, is expected to begin his new position in August.

Pew Research Center President Alan Murray to Join Fortune as Editor

Pew Research Center President and former Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Alan Murray announced in a memo to Pew staff today he’s been named editor of Fortune. Murray joined Pew as president in November 2012. In addition to...Show More Summary

Alan Murray to Pew colleagues: I wasn’t looking to become Fortune editor, but…

Alan Murray, who is stepping down as Pew Research Center president to become Fortune editor, tells his Pew colleagues: It is with very mixed emotions that I announce I am leaving at the end of the month to become Editor of Fortune magazine. This is not a job I was looking for, or sought. But … Read More

Alan Murray: Fortune ‘feels like a calling’

Murray in 2008, when he was an executive editor of The Wall Street Journal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) In a memo to Pew Research Center staffers this morning, President Alan Murray said he hadn’t pursued the job of Fortune editor. He was...Show More Summary

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