Tag Archives: Pew Research

Pew Poll: Trumps Hits New Record Low Approval Rating

Pew Research reports: Trump’s job rating of 32% is lower than those of recent presidents dating back to Ronald Reagan near the end of their first year in office. In follow-up questions, those who approve of Trump were asked if he has done things that have disappointed them, while those who disapprove (63% of the public) were asked if he ...

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POLL: 84% Believe Trump Willing To Strike North Korea

Just out from Pew Research: As Donald Trump sets off on his visit to Asia, the public has become increasingly concerned over North Korea’s capability and its willingness to use nuclear weapons against the United States. About seven-in-ten Americans (71%) say the U.S. should take North Korea’s nuclear threats “very seriously,” up from 56% in 2013. And more say North ...

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POLL: Majority Say You Don’t Need God To Be Moral

From a poll just published by Pew Research: Most U.S. adults now say it is not necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values (56%), up from about half (49%) who expressed this view in 2011. This increase reflects the continued growth in the share of the population that has no religious affiliation, but it also ...

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POLL: Americans Trust Merkel More Than Trump

The Hill reports: A majority of Americans say they have more confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a leader than they do in President Trump, according to a Pew Research survey published Wednesday. Fifty-six percent of Americans polled said they have more confidence in Merkel, while 46 percent said they have more confidence in Trump. Results are divided along ...

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SURVEY: US Image Plummets Worldwide Under Trump

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump has been U.S. president for less than six months but it’s been enough time to send opinions of American leadership plunging. According to a Pew Research Center public survey of 37 countries, a median of just 22 percent of respondents have confidence in Trump to do the right thing in international matters, compared with 64 percent ...

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Pew Survey: Support For Marriage Equality Soars To Record 62% On Second Anniversary Of Obergefell

The Washington Examiner reports: Support for gay marriage among U.S. adults hit 62 percent in June, the highest level ever recorded, according to a Pew Research poll released Monday. The June 8-18 survey found just under one-third of Americans do not support same-sex marriage, further increasing the gap between advocates and opponents. Pew, who has been tracking Americans’ opinions on ...

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Pew Research Survey: 51% Support Trans Bathroom Rights, 49% Support LGBT Public Accommodation Laws

Bustle reports: In case you needed a reminder that the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage didn’t fix all the problems facing the LGBTQ community, a recent survey by the Pew Research Center has found that just half of Americans support transgender bathroom access according to gender identity, rather than biological sex. The finding comes as part of more general ...

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New Pew Research Poll: Hillary +4 Nationwide, 81% Of Republicans Say Life Was Better 50 Years Ago

CNN reports: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a narrow nationwide lead against her Republican rival, Donald Trump, in a four-way match-up that includes third-party candidates, according to a new poll released Thursday. The Pew Research Center survey finds that if the election were held today, 41% of those surveyed would support Clinton, 37% would support Trump, 10% would back Libertarian ...

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New Pew Research Poll: Hillary +9 Points Over Trump

From Pew Research: In a two-way contest, 51% of registered voters support Clinton or lean toward her, while 42% support or lean toward Trump. In a three-way contest, including Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson, 45% favor Clinton, 36% support Trump and 11% back Johnson. As has been the case in recent campaigns, there are stark racial and ethnic differences in ...

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Pew Survey: 38% Say Trump Would Be Terrible

Hillary didn’t do so great either. From Pew Research: A year before the next president takes office, voters are skeptical that any of the leading 2016 candidates would make a good president. Moreover, of nine candidates included in the survey, far more voters say each would make a “terrible” than “great” president. The latest national survey by the Pew Research ...

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Pew: More Christians Now Accept Homosexuality

Via Pew Research: Acceptance of homosexuality is rising across the broad spectrum of American Christianity, including among members of churches that strongly oppose homosexual relationships as sinful, according to an extensive Pew Research Center survey of U.S. religious beliefs and practices. Amid a changing religious landscape that has seen a declining percentage of Americans who identify as Christian, a majority ...

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Pew Research: White Christians No Longer A Majority

Politico reports: White Christians now make up less than half of the U.S. population, largely receding from the majorities of most demographic groups, with one notable exception: the Republican Party. According to the latest results from Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape survey published Monday by National Journal’s Next America project, just 46 percent of American adults are white Christians, down ...

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Religious “Nones” Now Dominate Democrats

Well, this is encouraging. From a just-issued study by Pew Research: Pew Research Center surveys consistently show that not all religious “nones” are nonbelievers. In fact, the majority of Americans without a religious affiliation say they believe in God. As a group, however, the “nones” are far less religiously observant than Americans who identify with a specific faith. And, as ...

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Bill O’Reilly Has The Religion Study Sadz

According to Bill O’Reilly, the continuing decline in the percentage of self-identified Christians will bring about the collapse of the United States. Plus something something fall of Rome.

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Glenn Beck Has The Religion Study Sadz

“You define yourself as a Christian and you’re going to be defined by society as narrow-minded, judgmental, hateful. Believing marriage is between a man and a woman [is] used as ammunition to say you hate gays. Teaching intelligent design is literally likened to child abuse now, mocked as ‘anti-science.’ Virginity is mocked. Being pro-life is being spun as a war ...

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Bill Donohue Has The Religion Study Sadz

“The bad news is already dominating media reports: more Americans are religiously unaffiliated than ever before. The ranks of Protestants and Catholics are declining, and the percentage of atheists and agnostics are increasing. This is true across age groups, though it is most pronounced among young people. Most of those with no religious affiliation are neither atheist or agnostic: the ...

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The Rise Of The Nones: 23% Of Americans Now Atheist Or Unaffiliated With Religion

Via Pew Research: Christians are declining, both as a share of the U.S. population and in total number. In 2007, 78.4% of U.S. adults identified with Christian groups, such as Protestants, Catholics, Mormons and others; seven years later, that percentage has fallen to 70.6%. Accounting for overall population growth in that period, that means there are roughly 173 million Christian ...

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POLL: 7% Of All LGBTs Oppose Marriage Equality, 19% Of Gay Republicans Do Too

Via the Washington Post: If you thought everyone in the LGBT community wanted gay marriage, you would be wrong. It’s much more nuanced than that. A new chart from Pew, based on 2013 data, shows that 7 percent of LGBT Americans said they oppose same-sex marriage. And another 18 percent said they favor it, but that they didn’t feel strongly. ...

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Same-Sex Marriage Rights Timeline

Pew Research has posted a 20-year timeline on the history of bans on same-sex marriage and the subsequent state-by-state wins. Hit the link and drag the timeline bar to the right. (Tipped by JMG reader Lynda)

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Pew Ranks “Trusted” News Outlets

From the Pew Research report: Those with consistently conservative political values are oriented around a single outlet—Fox News—to a much greater degree than those in any other ideological group: Nearly half (47%) of those who are consistently conservative name Fox News as their main source for government and political news. Far fewer choose any other single source: Local radio ranks ...

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