Economy

Economic Inequality and the New York City Subway

[04.18.2013]

Income inequality in New York City, starkly illustrated through its subway map. Sixty percent of Americans agree that the government should do more to reduce the gap between the rich and the poor.

American Support for Foreign Trade Surges

[03.06.2013]

Over at the Monkey Cage, Erik Voeten tries to make sense of a new poll from Gallup showing an increase in public support for foreign trade. This increase is even more interesting when you consider that 74% of Americans believe that outsourcing is at least somewhat responsible for the nation’s current economic woes.

Jewish Groups File Briefs in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

[03.04.2013]

The central organizations of every Jewish denomination except Orthodoxy (and one lone Orthodox rabbi) filed amicus briefs in favor of overturning the federal government’s ban on same-sex marriage. More than 8-in-10 (81%) American Jews favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally.

Has Obama’s Presidency Changed Racial Attitudes?

[03.01.2013]

Has racial resentment increased since President Obama’s election, or is it on the decline? Turns out, the answer to this question really depends on who you ask.

Conservative Group Snubs Chris Christie

[02.28.2013]

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was recently snubbed by the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC), which did not add him to the roster of conservative luminaries who will speak at this year’s conference. Nate Silver concludes that Christie’s honeymoon with the GOP is over.

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

[02.13.2013]

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‚Äôs response.

The State of the Union: Divided

[02.13.2013]

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.

Teen Pregnancy Rates Fall in New York City

[02.11.2013]

New data shows that teen pregnancy rates in New York City have plunged 27% over the past decade. Over this time, the city has worked to make it easier for teenagers to access condoms and other contraceptives. A slim majority of Americans favor allowing methods of birth control to be available to teenagers age 16 and older without parental approval.

The State of the Union: Divided

[02.08.2013]

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.

3-in-10 Americans See God’s Hand in Sporting Outcomes

[01.29.2013]

Don’t necessarily blame the refs when your team loses – a significant number of Americans report that God has a hand in determining winners and losers in sports games.