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  • Trusting the News Media in the Trump Era

    12/19/2019 11:00:36 AM PST · by Joachim · 4 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | December 12, 2019 | Jeffrey Gottfried et. al
    From the report: Among those who are "highly politically aware," percent who trust in media:      Democrat--91%    Republican--16% (See the second inset graphic.)
  • Concern Over US Climate Action Grows Among Republican Voters, Survey Shows

    11/26/2019 11:50:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The majority of Americans, including a growing share of moderate Republicans, are dissatisfied with U.S. government efforts to curb global warming, researchers said on Monday. In a survey by the Pew Research Center, a Washington-based non-partisan think-tank, two-thirds of Americans said U.S. President Donald Trump's administration was "doing too little” to reduce the effects of climate change. Since taking office, Trump has rolled backed Obama-era rules limiting planet-warming emissions from sectors of the economy such as electricity, transport, and oil and gas. The Trump administration filed paperwork this month to pull the United States out of the 2015 Paris Agreement...
  • Leaked Documents Reveal Expansive Soros Funding to Manipulate Federal Elections

    11/08/2016 5:33:43 AM PST · by tekrat · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/7/2016 | J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS
    Leaked funding documents reveal an effort by George Soros and his foundations to manipulate election laws and process rules ahead of the federal election far more expansively than has been previously reported. The billionaire and convicted felon moved hundreds of millions of dollars into often-secret efforts to change election laws, fuel litigation to attack election integrity measures, push public narratives about voter fraud, and to integrate the political ground game of the left with efforts to scare racial minority groups about voting rights threats. These Soros-funded efforts moved through dozens of 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) charities and involved the active compliance with civil rights groups, government...
  • Pew Pushes Polling Propaganda

    10/21/2019 7:40:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2019 | Brian Joondeph
    Pollsters are at it again, pushing sketchy polls, not to reflect public opinion, but to shape it. This is called propaganda, a popular tool for dictators who want to control the information flow from an all-powerful government to their subjects, the people. What once passed for journalism is now mostly propaganda, an effort by major media organizations to insert themselves into the political process, to push their agenda, even if it means throwing any pretense of journalistic principle and integrity to the wind. Look at the Project Veritas undercover videos of CNN for the latest example. Polls of any type...
  • Pew: Pct. Of Republicans Supporting A Strong Executive Who Can Ignore Congress/Judiciary Tripled

    08/08/2019 9:25:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/08/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    To paraphrase the earworm theme song from The Lego Movie, everything’s transactional — everything is cool when you’re part of a team. The good news from the latest Pew poll is that skepticism over executive power at the expense of Congress and the judiciary commands majorities overall and in all three political affiliations. The bad news? Republicans are now least likely to worry about it.I wonder why? Currently, 66% of the public says “it would be too risky to give U.S. presidents more power to deal directly with many of the country’s problems.” About three-in-ten adults (29%) offer the...
  • Democrats’ Ratings of Party’s 2020 Field: Better Than in 2016, Similar to 2008

    07/20/2019 5:34:57 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 18 replies
    Pew ^ | July 18, 2019 | n/a
    With a large slate of candidates to choose from and the first primary votes still more than six months off, Democratic voters express relatively high levels of satisfaction with the Democratic presidential candidates as a group. The election also is attracting more attention and interest than past elections did at similar points in the cycle, with about half of voters saying they have given a lot of thought about the presidential candidates – higher than at this point in the 2008, 2012 or 2016 elections.And among the general public, a record share says they have been closely following news about...
  • Stark partisan divisions in Americans’ views of ‘socialism,’ ‘capitalism’

    06/29/2019 4:41:49 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 22 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | June 25, 2019 | Hannah Hartig
    Republicans express intensely negative views of “socialism” and highly positive views of “capitalism.” By contrast, majorities of Democrats view both terms positively, though only modest shares have strong impressions of each term. Overall, a much larger share of Americans have a positive impression of capitalism (65%) than socialism (42%), according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. There are large partisan differences in views of capitalism: Nearly eight-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (78%) express somewhat or very positive reactions to the term, while just over half of Democrats and Democratic leaners (55%) say they have a positive impression. But...
  • Poll: Americans view fake news as a bigger problem than terrorism

    06/05/2019 1:03:44 PM PDT · by drpix · 11 replies ^ | 6/5/19 | Sara Fischer
    Americans view made-up news and information as a bigger problem than other critical issues, including terrorism, immigration, climate change and racism, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center... ...While most Americans blame political leaders and activist groups for creating misinformation over journalists, most say "the news media" is the most responsible for fixing the problem. {Ha!!! See poster's comment} Republicans blame journalists more for the issue than Democrats, according to the survey. {See poster's comment}
  • Woman pleads guilty to causing death by sitting on boyfriend

    12/04/2018 5:23:18 AM PST · by Gamecock · 74 replies
    Local 21 ^ | 12/3/2018
    ERIE, Pa. — An approximately 300-pound woman has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for killing her nearly 120-pound boyfriend by beating him with a table leg and sitting on him, rendering him unable to breathe. Authorities say 44-year-old former home health aide Windi C. Thomas entered the plea in Erie County court on Monday, agreeing to a recommended sentence of 18 to 36 years. Prosecutors say she stabbed him in the hand and head and beat him severely in the head with the table leg.
  • The biggest political problem in America, explained in one chart

    10/23/2018 8:16:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 10/15/2018 | Dylan Scott
    Republicans and Democrats don’t just disagree on the issues, though of course they do. Americans are divided on which issues are important in the first place. That was the unmistakable finding of a new survey from the Pew Research Center. The research outfit polled 10,000 Americans, about a month before the 2018 midterms. The survey found that, when you break Americans out by political party, they often have totally different notions about what the biggest issues facing the country are. This chart sums it up better than I ever could: on race, on climate change, on gun violence, on illegal...
  • The Religious Typology

    09/09/2018 12:03:07 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | August 29, 2018 | Pew Research Center
    Most U.S. adults identify with a particular religious denomination or group. They describe themselves as Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Mormon or Muslim– to name just a few... The new typology sorts Americans into seven groups based on the religious and spiritual beliefs they share, how actively they practice their faith, the value they place on their religion, and the other sources of meaning and fulfillment in their lives... Sunday Stalwarts are the most religious group. Not only do they actively practice their faith, but they also are deeply involved in their religious congregations. God-and-Country Believers are less active in church...
  • These 2 charts show motherhood and family size are on the rise in the U.S.

    08/27/2018 5:21:02 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 21 replies
    Deseret News ^ | August 27, 2018 | Herb Scribner
    SALT LAKE CITY — American women might be waiting longer to have kids. But according to a new report, more women are having children than a decade ago. A new Pew Research Center report found that the share of American women who have given birth was higher in 2016 than it was 10 years ago. In fact, 86 percent of women from 40 to 44 years old said they were mothers, compared to 80 percent who said the same in 2016. The number is similar to what it was back in the 1990s.
  • Baby Boom or Bust? Media Gets it Wrong – Again

    08/11/2018 11:49:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    According to recent media accounts, America is in a population death spiral. Open-borders activists have seized on the narrative to promote ever-looser immigration policies.But the narrative is wrong.In fact, women in the U.S. are more likely to be mothers than in the past, and they are having more children, reports the Pew Research Center.The Pew study found that women have 2.07 children during their lives on average – up from 1.86 in 2006, the lowest on record. Family size is also up. In 2016, mothers at the end of their childbearing years had had about 2.42 children, compared with 2.31...
  • Pew Poll Supports High levels of Defensive Gun Use

    08/07/2018 6:39:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The number of defensive gun uses (dgu) in the United States is difficult to measure. Surveys which ask about defensive gun uses have routinely shown numbers between 500,000 and 3 million per year.  A survey, specifically designed to determine dgu in the U.S., the National Self Defense Survey, (NSDS) found about 2.5 million dgu per year in 1993. The National Crime Victim Survey (NCVS), shows smaller numbers, about 80,000 per year. The NCVS does not ask about defensive gun uses, but depends on victims volunteering the information.Numerous other polls have found similar numbers to what the NSDS found.  These...
  • Pew Poll Shows "Smart" Guns Could Cost Thousands of Lives

    07/20/2018 4:50:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Among those who wish a disarmed population, any measure that makes firearms harder to access, possess, and use, is considered a positive thing. Thus guns with complex electronic circuitry, that only allow certain users, possibly at certain times and certain places, to fire the gun, are being promoted as items that can save lives. From Bloomberg the spark: Bloomberg follows 21-year-old inventor and entrepreneur Kai Kloepfer, who's created a "smart" handgun that could save thousands of lives. This is a one sided argument that pointedly ignores the other side of the equation. "Smart" guns can easily cost lives. According...
  • Political Typology Reveals Deep Fissures on the Right and Left (very interesting left demographics

    07/14/2018 5:57:59 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 30 replies
    The Pew ^ | October 24, 2017 | None given
    Nearly a year after Donald Trump was elected president, the Republican coalition is deeply divided on such major issues as immigration, America’s role in the world and the fundamental fairness of the U.S. economic system. The Democratic coalition is largely united in staunch opposition to President Trump. Yet, while Trump’s election has triggered a wave of political activism within the party’s sizable liberal bloc, the liberals’ sky-high political energy is not nearly as evident among other segments in the Democratic base. And Democrats also are internally divided over U.S. global involvement, as well as some religious and social issues.
  • The Good News for Christians From An Otherwise Bleak Pew Study

    04/29/2018 9:04:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | April 29, 2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    I’ve been tracking the decline of Christianity in America ever since serving as a youth pastor in the early 2000’s. Even back then I couldn’t help but notice the astonishing rate at which young Christians were leaving the Church. The polls have been consistent about this, and the latest Pew Research Center study (surveying more than 4,700 U.S. adults) is no exception. If you’re a Christian, the poll offers a distressing assessment:Our Numbers Are Shrinking – Only 56% of Americans say they believe in God “as described in the Bible.” The number of people who claim a belief in God – or...
  • American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion

    01/29/2018 5:57:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Pew Research ^ | January 22, 2018 | David Masci
    More than four decades after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, most Americans (57%) are supportive of legal abortion, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey. But a substantial minority (40%) says abortion should be illegal in all or most cases, and within some U.S. denominations and religious groups, this figure is much higher.
  • Pew: US media bias ranks worst in the world

    01/12/2018 2:29:17 AM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | 1/11/18 | Paul Bedard
    More than in any other country, Americans on both sides of the political aisle believe the media does does a poor job covering political issues fairly, according to a blockbuster new survey of media consumption in 38 nations. What’s more, the Pew Research Center’s study found that supporters of President Trump believe the media is doing a worse job covering politics than the supporters of any of the other international political leaders in countries surveyed. Pew Research Center “Large gaps in ratings of the media emerge between governing party supporters and non-supporters. On the question of whether their news media...
  • Americans are less religious, largely unconcerned about alleged ‘War on Christmas’ poll finds

    Americans are getting a little less religious in their Christmas observance, though the vast majority still celebrate the holiday that marks the birth of Jesus Christ, according to the Pew Center on Religion and Public Life. Pew regularly polls Americans on religious beliefs and observance, asking the same questions over time in order to follow trends in American religion. Here are some of the results of their poll of 1,503 Americans: In the 2017 poll, 66 percent believe Jesus was born to a virgin, compared to 73 percent in the 2014 poll. This year, 51 percent of Americans plan to...