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Pew: More Criticism Than Praise For State Of The Union Address On Twitter

Users of the social micro-blogging network Twitter were said to have offered more critiques than compliments on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

01/31/2014

The new Pew Research Center and USA Today survey finds that there is broad public agreement of a growing gap between rich and poor, and over half of Americans surveyed – 54 percent – say they favor taxing the wealthy and corporations to expand programs for the poor.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: 54 Percent Of US Favors Taxing The Wealthy, Corporations To Fund Poor

The new Pew Research Center and USA Today survey finds that there is broad public agreement of a growing gap between rich and poor, and over half of Americans surveyed – 54 percent – say they favor taxing the wealthy and corporations to expand programs for the poor.

01/23/2014

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Feel Snowden Should Face Criminal Trial

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press learned that 56 percent of Americans want the United States government to pursue a criminal case against former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

01/22/2014

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Study: Hostility Between Religions At A 6-Year High

A far-reaching poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found that discord between religious groups hit its highest point in six years during 2012.

01/14/2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, during the Republican National Convention. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Poll: Most Not Interested In Christie Scandal, Opinions Mostly Unchanged

A recent poll has found that, despite widespread coverage and discussion of a recent scandal involving N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, most Americans’ opinions of the outspoken Republican have not been changed.

01/14/2014

Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of Americans believe that God had a hand in humans’ present form, with 42 percent of Americans saying they believe God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, and an additional 31 percent believing humans evolved from simpler life forms – but God guided the evolutionary process.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Poll: Solid Majority Of Americans Believe In Evolution

A majority of Americans (60 percent) say they believe in human evolution, while one-third say that human and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.

12/30/2013

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113th Congress: Least Popular and Least Productive

Lawmakers passed a mere 55 substantive bills in its first year.

12/26/2013

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey worried aloud Wednesday that the next generation of possible military recruits is ignorant about the damage that can come from showing bad or illegal behavior online.  (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Gen. Dempsey Worries Teens’ Social Media Use Could Disqualify Them From Military Service

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey worried aloud Wednesday that the next generation of possible military recruits is ignorant about the damage that can come from showing bad or illegal behavior online.

12/04/2013

The Pew study showed that these Americans are afflicted with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or cancer -- and many are diagnosing themselves through the Internet. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Study: 45 Percent Of Americans Live With Chronic Medical Condition

The Pew study showed that these Americans are afflicted with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or cancer — and many are diagnosing themselves through the Internet.

12/01/2013

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Study: 66 Percent Of Americans Believe There Are Situations Where Patient Should Be Allowed To Die

A new survey has found that a growing minority of Americans want medical professionals to do everything they can to save a patient’s life.

11/21/2013

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