Commentary Mar. 23, 2005

A Political Victory That Wasn’t

by Andrew Kohut in the New York Times

Survey Reports Mar. 2, 2005

Bush Failing in Social Security Push

Summary of Findings President George W. Bush is losing ground with the public in his efforts to build support for private retirement accounts in Social Security. Despite Bush’s intensive campaign to promote the idea, the percentage of Americans who say they favor private accounts has tumbled to 46% in Pew’s latest nationwide survey, down from […]

Survey Reports Feb. 24, 2005

More Optimism on Iraq, But Most Expect Long U.S. Stay

Summary of Findings The public is more optimistic over the situation in Iraq as a result of that nation’s recent elections, but remains skeptical of the Bush administration’s decision to go to war. Moreover, the elections have not improved opinions of President Bush’s handling of Iraq. The survey, largely completed before the president’s European trip, […]

Commentary Feb. 3, 2005

Iraqi Vote Mirrors Desire for Democracy in Muslim World

A Pew Global Attitudes Project commentary

Commentary Jan. 27, 2005

Cross-Currents in Opinion About Private Accounts

Social Security Polling

Commentary Jan. 25, 2005

The Media: More Voices, Less Credibility

A review of Pew Research Center for the People & the Press findings

Survey Reports Jan. 24, 2005

Politics and Values in a 51%-48% Nation

Summary of Findings This report is an excerpt from chapter one of the book Trends 2005, produced by the Pew Research Center. Public attitudes on national security are now much more strongly associated with partisan affiliation than they were in the late 1990s. A comprehensive study of long-term public values finds that beliefs about national […]

Commentary Jan. 24, 2005

Global Opinion: The Spread of Anti-Americanism

A review of Pew Global Attitudes Project findings

Survey Reports Jan. 13, 2005

Public’s Agenda Differs From President’s

Summary of Findings George W. Bush begins his second term with considerably less popular support than other recent incumbent presidents after their reelection. He also is proposing a second-term policy agenda that differs in several key respects from the public’s. Health care, aid for the poor, and the growing budget deficit are all increasingly important […]