DatasetsNovember 21, 2010

November 18-21, 2010 Weekly Survey

PublicationsNovember 18, 2010

Public Knows Basic Facts about Politics, Economics, But Struggles with Specifics

Few Aware of TARP Repayment, Inflation Rate

InteractivesNovember 18, 2010

Test Your News IQ

Take our latest quiz about prominent people and major events in the news. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,000 randomly sampled adults.

PublicationsNovember 17, 2010

Midterm Elections Still Top Public Interest

Summary of Findings The public continued to focus most closely on the outcome of the midterm elections last week as news coverage highlighted their impact on the balance of power and the agenda in Washington. A quarter of the public (25%) says they followed news about the election outcome more closely than any other major […]

DatasetsNovember 14, 2010

November 11-14, 2010 Weekly Survey

PublicationsNovember 11, 2010

Mixed Reactions to Republican Midterm Win

Public Less Happy Than After 2006 and 1994 Elections

PublicationsNovember 10, 2010

Election Results Draw Big Interest, Heavy Coverage

Summary of Findings The results of the midterm elections dominated both the public’s interest and media attention last week as Republicans easily won control of the House while making big gains in the Senate and in many statehouses. Fully 43% say they followed news about the election outcome more closely than any other news, according […]

PublicationsNovember 9, 2010

Public Support for Increased Trade, Except With South Korea and China

The public is of two minds when it comes to trade with other countries. Most Americans say that increased trade with Canada, Japan and European Union countries – as well as India, Brazil and Mexico – would be good for the United States. But reactions are mixed to increased trade with South Korea and […]

DatasetsNovember 9, 2010

November 2010 Post-Election Survey

DatasetsNovember 7, 2010

November 4-7, 2010 Weekly Survey

PublicationsNovember 3, 2010

A Clear Rejection of the Status Quo, No Consensus about Future Policies

DatasetsNovember 3, 2010

October 28 – November 1, 2010 Weekly Survey

PublicationsNovember 3, 2010

News Coverage Surpasses Interest at Campaign’s End

Summary of Findings Both the public and the media focused most closely last week on the congressional elections as Tuesday’s midterm vote approached. Still, the public’s interest in election news did not increase in the final days of the campaign, despite heavy news coverage. The latest News Interest Index survey, conducted among 1,003 adults from […]

PublicationsOctober 31, 2010

GOP Likely to Recapture Control of House

Pew Research Center’s final 2010 pre-election survey finds the Republican Party continuing to hold a solid lead in preferences for Tuesday’s midterm election. The poll, conducted Oct. 27-30 among 2,373 registered voters, including 1,809 voters considered the most likely to vote, shows that 48% of likely voters say they will vote for the Republican […]

DatasetsOctober 31, 2010

October 2010 Election Weekend Survey

PublicationsOctober 29, 2010

The Party of Nonvoters

PublicationsOctober 27, 2010

Public Keeps Focus on Economy, Media on Elections

Summary of Findings While the media provided heavy coverage of the congressional elections last week, the public continued to track news about the nation’s struggling economy more closely than news about the midterm vote. About four-in-ten (41%) say they followed news about the economy very closely last week, while 30% say they followed news about […]

PublicationsOctober 27, 2010

Little Change in Opinions about Global Warming

Views about the existence and causes of global warming have changed little over the past year. A new Pew Research Center poll finds that 59% of adults say there is solid evidence that the earth’s average temperature has been getting warmer over the past few decades. In October 2009, 57% said this. Roughly a […]

PublicationsOctober 25, 2010

Midterm Snapshot: Enthusiasm for Obama Reelection Bid Greater Than for Reagan in 1982

Two years ahead of the next presidential election, the public is divided over whether Barack Obama should run for a second term as president. About half (47%) say they would like to see Obama run again in 2012, while 42% say they would not. This is better than the outlook for Ronald Reagan in […]

DatasetsOctober 25, 2010

October 21-24, 2010 Weekly Survey