Dec. 7, 2010

Section 1: Issues Before the Lame-Duck Congress

Weeks before tax cuts passed during George W. Bush’s first term are set to expire, most of the public has heard either a lot (38%) or a little (43%) about the debate in Washington over how to handle these cuts. Much of this debate focuses on whether to extend all of the tax cuts or […]

Aug. 15, 2001

Commentary by Morton H. Halperin, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Commentary by Morton H. Halperin, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations What the Poll Means The poll released today by the Pew Research Center, the International Herald Tribune, and the Council on Foreign Relations removes any doubt that large majorities in the major nations of Western Europe have concerns about President George W. Bush’s policies. […]

Oct. 21, 1999

Senate Test Ban Vote Little Noticed, Less Understood

Introduction and Summary The U.S. Senate’s rejection of the underground nuclear test ban treaty has gone unnoticed by half of the public, and only one-in-ten Americans say they have heard a lot about why some in the Senate backed the treaty, while others opposed it. Just about half of respondents (49%) polled in a Pew […]