Pew Research Center

GOP has an uphill climb to win public support for health care

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Opinion surveys in recent weeks have shown the brunt of public opinion is opposed to the GOP on health care in terms of both substance and process.<p>These polls, all taken ahead of Thursday morning's public reveal of the Senate Republicans' health care bill, show the uphill climb …

Elections

Americans and guns: It's complicated

ATLANTA (AP) — Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.<p>Now, a new study shows that the country's deep political divide is reflected in attitudes toward gun control. The Pew survey released Thursday found a sharp drop since 2000 in overall support for gun control despite common …

Gun Control

Millennials Are Using Public Libraries More Than Any Other Generation

Give it up for young readers.<p>Most likely to prioritize avocado toast over home ownership. Most likely to hate cereal. Millennials get stuck with the most grating superlatives, but according to a Pew Research Center report from last fall, they’re getting a lot of things right, too. The generation …

Millennials

New Study, Old Story: Americans Cherish Their Guns

Three-fourths of gun owners agree that the right to own a firearm is "essential to their own sense of freedom."<p>The Pew Research Center on Thursday released a new survey of American attitudes and practices related to guns. The poll, conducted in separate waves in March and April among almost 4,000 …

Gun Control

Census: US more diverse, white population grows least

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that could strain government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.<p>Every ethnic and racial group grew between 2015 and 2016, but the number of whites continued to increase at …

Human Geography

What about guns divides Americans?

Firearms are shown for sale at the AO Sword gun store in El Cajon, California, January 5, 2016. President Barack Obama said on Monday his new …

Gun Control

Changing America, part V: The coming millennial boom

In the weeks before residents of Tulsa, Okla., went to the polls last spring, coasters started showing up in the city’s bars advertising a party …

Millennials

Bigger Screens Attract Longer Videos

According to the recently released Ooyala Q1 2017 Global Video Index, for the first time long-form content represents the majority of time spent …

Mobile Devices

4 Agile Principles for the Modern Marketer

Consider this for a moment: According to the Pew Research Center, just a decade ago only 11 percent of people used social media, and no one had even …

Project Management

Overwhelming majority of Russians support Putin's handling of world affairs, study shows

Russian President Vladimir Putin is viewed favourably by a big majority of his citizens, according to new research.<p>A study conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that 87 per cent of Russians have confidence in Putin’s ability to do the right thing on world affairs.<p>The immense support bestowed …

Russia

Here's A 2017 Review of the Mobile (Smartphone) Market Space - So Far At Least

Over the years, there have been high increase in the mobile market shares of a different smartphones, and lots of questions has been asked if there …

Mobile Technology

Katy Perry Surpasses 100 Million Twitter Followers

WASHINGTON—Brainstorming the wondrous features and amenities as they came to him in a flash of inspiration, President Donald Trump on Wednesday …

Humor

Vladimir Putin: 87 Percent of Russians Back Leader on Global Issues

LONDON — President Donald Trump isn't the only person who admires Vladimir Putin: He boasts sky-high approval ratings in Russia.<p>A new Pew Research Center survey suggests 87 percent of Russians have “some or a lot of confidence” in his handling of global issues.<p>However, the positive perception of …

World News

Can Europe, With Macron, Show The World What Moral Leadership Means?

There’s nothing like an existential crisis to focus the mind.<p>In 2005, when voters in France and the Netherlands voted against establishing a European Constitution, my hope was that the powers running the European Union would recognize the intense and urgent need for reform, that the sense was being …

Brexit

Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 6.21.17

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* The Cook Political Report noted today that in his year’s congressional …

Elections

Are Republican voters finally turning on Trump?

There is perhaps no more abstract and imaginary idea in American politics than "public opinion." It is a nebulous concept that we define and measure …

Elections

Millennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries

Millennials in America are more likely to have visited a public library in the past year than any other adult generation.<p>A new analysis of Pew …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A New Poll Suggests That Russians Are Increasingly Disagreeing With Putin’s Approach To The U.S.

Oliver Stone and Megyn Kelly’s efforts notwithstanding, Russian President Vladimir Putin does not possess as much acclaim among his people as Donald Trump would have Americans believe. The two-time president finds himself in the middle of a brewing anti-corruption movement led by Russian activist …

Russia

Unlock Women Entrepreneurs' Amazing Secrets To Success

, Women@Forbes<p>With the recent uproar around Uber and its culture, and the much-reported difficult business environment for women in Silicon Valley, I have recently been interviewing women entrepreneurs who have built successful companies. Interestingly, when we have spoken, they haven’t mentioned …

Women Entrepreneurs

A majority of Russians don’t trust Putin to solve corruption. But they trust him to run the country.

MOSCOW — At a time when public anger over government corruption has led to Russia’s most widespread protests in years, fewer than half of Russians are confident in President Vladi­mir Putin’s efforts to rein in crooked officials, according to a survey released Tuesday.<p>The survey, by the …

World News

Poll: Fewer Russians approve of how Putin deals with U.S.

As relations between the United States and Russia have deteriorated in recent years, so too has the opinion Russians hold of their president’s dealings with his nation’s former Cold War adversary.<p>Seventy-three percent of Russians reached in a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday said they …

Russia

With Amazon Polly experiment, The Washington Post hopes to capitalize on growing interest in audio

The last Washington Post column I came across was only interesting because a computer read it to me.<p>Amazon Polly is a text-to-speech service that …

Human Geography

Trump's job approval remains steady in Pew survey

Amid heightened scrutiny and growing investigations into his five-months-young term, President Donald Trump’s approval ratings remain steady in a Pew poll.<p>Trump’s approval rating stands at 39 percent, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Tuesday. The rating is unchanged from previous …

Elections

What happens when tragedy strikes Muslims during Ramadan

News of two recent attacks on Muslims spread quickly as they unfolded within a 24-hour span. On Sunday, a teenage girl’s body was found in a pond near her mosque in Virginia. Another attack took place in London on Monday when a man drove a van into pedestrians outside a mosque.<p>Vigils for Nabra …

Finsbury Park

Not All Books Are Meant to Be Read. Here's How to Pick the Right Ones

As a culture, we have become reverential of books and the written word. This is a great thing. A great book can challenge us, change the way we …

Game of Thrones

Fewer marriages and fewer children means fewer Jews doing Jewish

Child-rearing strongly shapes stronger connections with things Jewish, even beyond marrying someone Jewish, write the authors of a new study for The …

Jewish Culture

Poll: More Russians skeptical about Putin's economic course

An increasing number of Russians have become disillusioned with President Vladimir Putin's ability to improve the economy and curb rampant …

Russia

Few mode effects found when Americans are asked about their news consumption habits

When asked about their news consumption habits and their views of the media in general, Americans give similar answers regardless of whether they are …

Human Geography

America's Melting Pot Grows as Number of Multiracial Babies Triples

One in seven newborns in the United States are now multiracial or multiethnic. The number has tripled in the past three decades.<p>New data about babies born in the United States is helping America live up to its reputation as a melting pot: The number of multiracial or multiethnic infants has tripled …

Parenting

How This CEO Effortlessly Handles a Workforce of 84 Percent Millennials

Understand where younger workers are coming from and myths about laziness and irresponsibility fade fast.<p>As one of the biggest demographics ever, millennials have enormous power, not just as consumers, but as workers and entrepreneurs, too. In fact, according to Pew Research Center, they've already …

Leadership