Gaps Between Hispanics, Republicans on Issues Addressed in the State of the Union

Despite the GOP's recent efforts to reach out to Hispanic Americans, public opinion data shows that Republicans and Hispanic Americans tend to disagree on the issues mentioned in President Obama's State of the Union address and Senator Marco Rubio’s response. … [Read more...]

Figuring Faith | The State of the Union: Divided

Just before President Obama delivered his fourth State of the Union address to Congress, Dr. Robert P. Jones outlined the state of public opinion on the issues that Obama was likely to address in his speech. … [Read more...]

Graphic of the Week | The State of the Union: Divided

Less than a week before President Obama addresses Congress in his fourth State of the Union speech, our weekly graphic shows a divided nation on many of the issues that Obama is likely to address. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Americans Value Higher Education, But Question Its Quality

A new survey shows that Americans value higher education but simultaneously question its quality and affordability. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | New Research Places Blame for Climate Inaction on Environmental Groups

A new academic paper places the blame for political inaction on climate change on environmental groups, saying that they underestimated conservative opposition and the rise of the Tea Party. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | 10-Year Jail Sentence Reveals State-Federal Tension on Marijuana

A California marijuana dispensary owner received 10 years in prison from a federal court earlier this week, starkly illustrating the tension between state and federal authority on the drug's legal status. A slim majority (52%) of Americans oppose the legalization of marijuana. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | How Do Top Earners Feel About Being Taxed More Heavily?

How do top earners feel about being taxed more heavily? More than 6-in-10 Americans who make more than $100,000 a year agree that the government should raise taxes on those who make more than $250,000 a year. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Bipartisan Support for Immigration Reform May Be Tough to Achieve

There's been a lot of talk about immigration reform in the wake of the election, but bipartisan efforts actually find support? Six-in-ten Americans support the basic tenets of the DREAM Act. … [Read more...]

The Morning Buzz | Democrats Offer Subdued Platform on Climate Change

This year's Democratic platform has more restrained positions on climate change than the 2008 platform. … [Read more...]

Why Hasn’t Hurricane Isaac Led to Talk of Climate Change?

With Hurricane Isaac rolling through southern Louisiana while the Republican National Convention enters its last day, surprisingly few people are talking about climate change. … [Read more...]