A new Columbia University study predicts that heat-related deaths in New York City could increase by one-third in the coming decades, thanks to climate change. More than 6-in-10 (63%) Americans agree that over the last few years, the weather has gotten more extreme
It’s curtains for the radio network founded by doomsday prophet Harold Camping, who predicted that the end of the world would happen two years ago. Although more than one-third (36%) of Americans believe that the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in what the Bible calls the end times, they appear to be leery of putting a date and time on the apocalypse; last December, only 2% of Americans said the end of the world, as predicted by the ancient Mayans, would happen by the end of the year.
The Republican National Committee reaffirmed its opposition to gay marriage late last week, a move that will likely endear the party to its base, but threatens to alienate younger supporters.
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama called for a minimum wage increase. Republicans immediately rejected the proposal, but it’s actually quite popular. Two-thirds of Americans – and a majority of Republicans – favor raising the minimum wage to $10/hr.
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.
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.
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.
A new survey shows that Americans value higher education but simultaneously question its quality and affordability.
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.
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.