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Pope Francis salutes the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 18, 2013. (Photo by AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI)

Poll: 8-In-10 American Catholics View Pope Francis In A Positive Light

The findings of a recent poll show that an overwhelming majority of American Catholics approve of Pope Francis.


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Poll: 49 Percent Of Americans Now Feel War In Afghanistan Was A Mistake

The findings of a recent Gallup poll suggest that, for the first time in the entirety of the United States’ involvement in conflict in Afghanistan, a small majority of Americans feel the nation’s decision to go to war there was a mistake.


Bill Nye "The Science Guy" has recently debated a creationist and a climate change denier. (Getty Images)

Study: Americans Flunk Basic Science Facts But Like Science

90 percent of respondents say scientists are working for the benefit of humanity.


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Poll: Americans Feel Government Is Nation’s Biggest Problem

According to a recent poll, Americans feel that the largest problem plaguing the nation is its government.


All told, 32 percent say 2013 was a better year for them than 2012, while 20 percent say it was worse and 46 percent say the two years were really about the same. Young people were more apt to see improvement: 40 percent of people under age 30 called 2013 a better year than 2012, compared with 25 percent of people age 65 or older.  (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Poll: 49 Percent Of Americans Say Fortunes Will Improve In 2014

On the whole, Americans rate their own experience in 2013 more positively than negatively, but when asked to assess the year for the United States or the world at large, things turn sour.


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Poll: American Trust In Clergy Members Hits New Low

A record number of people throughout the United States have expressed a lack of trust in clergy members, according to a new poll.


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Social Survey Finds Most Americans Are Suspicious Of One Another

You can take our word for it. Americans don’t trust each other anymore.


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Poll: 60 Percent Of Americans Favor Death Penalty

Support for the death penalty has reached its lowest level of support since 1972.


President Obama is cancelling his trip to Asia because of the government shutdown. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Senators Seeking Controversy Bad For Gov’t

Americans are poorly served by first-term senators who seek controversy to boost their own profiles, President Barack Obama said, drawing a contrast with his own tenure as a freshman senator who then ran for president.


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Study: Near-Record Number Of Americans Struggling To Afford Food

A recent Gallup Poll suggests that an increasing number of Americans are having trouble affording food.