Featured Surveys
March 23, 2011

Obama Tests Well at Start of Reelection Run

No Frontrunner in Slow-Starting GOP Race

March 28, 2011

Modest Support for Libya Airstrikes, No Clear Goal Seen

Little Public Interest in Libyan Mission

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March 21, 2011

Opposition to Nuclear Power Rises Amid Japanese Crisis

Support for Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Rebounds

March 16, 2011

Republicans Are Losing Ground on the Deficit, But Obama's Not Gaining

Rising Prices Close in on Jobs as Top Economic Worry

March 14, 2011

Public Wary of Military Intervention in Libya

Broad Concern that U.S. Military is Overcommitted

March 8, 2011

Most See Role for Government in Reducing Childhood Obesity

Conservative Republicans, Tea Party Supporters Disagree

Major Surveys
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The Budget Deficit

Deficit Solutions Meet With Public Skepticism

Consensus in Principle, Resistance in Practice

Media Consumption

Americans Spending More Time Following the News

Ideological News Sources: Who Watches and Why

Trust in Government

Distrust, Discontent, Anger and Partisan Rancor

The People and Their Government

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News Interest Index
March 14 - 20

Most Are Attentive to News About Disaster in Japan

Public Focuses on Crisis at Nuclear Plants

Percent who followed this story most closely
News Story   %
Japan disaster Bar 57
Gas/oil prices Bar 11
Economy Bar 5
Violence in Libya Bar 5
State/loc budgets Bar 4
Federal deficit Bar 4
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Global Attitudes
Global Attitudes Project
Computer and Cell Phone Usage Up Around the World
December 15, 2010

Global Publics Embrace Social Networking

In regions around the world – and in countries with varying levels of economic development – people who use the internet are using it for social networking. Other forms of technology are also increasingly popular: cell phone ownership and computer usage have grown significantly across the globe over the last three years, and they have risen dramatically since 2002. Consistently, these technologies are especially popular among young people.

Most Embrace a Role for Islam in Politics
December 2, 2010

Muslim Publics Divided on Hamas and Hezbollah

Muslim publics express divided views about Hamas and Hezbollah. Both groups receive their most favorable ratings in Jordan and their least favorable reviews in Turkey. In Lebanon, opinions about these organizations are sharply divided along religious and sectarian lines. Meanwhile, most Muslims surveyed welcome a significant role for Islam in their countries’ politics, and most also say democracy is preferable to any other kind of government.