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Poll: World skeptical Trump will do right in global affairs

The world is still skeptical that after nearly three years in office President Donald Trump will do the right thing on foreign affairs, according to Pew Research Center polling released …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Share of Americans with no religious affiliation growing

The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the …


Americans think fake news is big problem, blame politicians

Half of U.S. adults consider fake news a major problem, and they mostly blame politicians and activists for it, according to a new survey.


Social media use can benefit teens – in moderation

In moderation, teens can benefit from social media use, behavioral health professionals tell lawmakers in Olympia.


Pew Research Center study says despite value in local journalism, readers lack awareness of revenue challenges

Most Americans think local news media is thriving despite decades of deep cuts to local newsrooms and steep declines in advertising revenue and audience, according to a new survey from …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Poll: U.S. Catholics fault pope’s handling of sex abuse crisis

As sex abuse scandals continue to buffet the Roman Catholic Church, Catholics in the U.S. are steadily losing confidence in Pope Francis’ handling of the crisis, according to a new …


Will your job be automated? 70 percent of Americans say no

Most Americans believe their jobs are safe from the spread of automation and robotics, at least during their lifetimes, and only a handful says automation has cost them a job …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

Study illustrates Facebook’s growth as campaign news source

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source – even if their individual feeds bore …


Survey: Two-thirds of cops say marijuana laws should be relaxed

A Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 police officers finds that more than two-thirds of them say that marijuana use should be legal for either personal or medical use.


Immoral, lazy, closed-minded: How Democrats and Republicans feel about each other

Nearly half of Republicans regard Democrats as more “immoral,” “lazy” and “dishonest” than other Americans; seven in 10 Democrats view Republicans as “more closed-minded.”


Middle class shrinking in major U.S. cities, Pew finds

In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out. A widening wealth gap is moving more households into either higher or lower-income groups in major metro areas, with fewer …


Study finds more Mexicans leaving the US than coming

More Mexicans are leaving than moving into the United States, reversing the flow of a half-century of mass migration, according to a study published Thursday.


Qasim Hatem immersed himself in Islam after stellar football career

A former Spokane football player, who once was powerless to stop Washington Husky fans from mobbing him after games, now works to help empower Muslim children in a culture that …


Poll finds majority of Americans back CIA methods

WASHINGTON – Just more than half of Americans say they believe the interrogation methods the CIA used against terrorism suspects in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were …


Marc J. Dunkelman: Our tolerance has led to the balkanization of society

Americans like to believe that our exceptional story was cooked up in the proverbial melting pot. And it’s true that we’ve broadly taken strength from our diversity. But the way …


Reports show gun homicides down since 1990s

WASHINGTON — Gun homicides have dropped steeply in the United States since their peak in 1993, a pair of reports released today showed, adding fuel to Congress’ battle over whether …


Study finds bias in most nonprofit news sites

More than half of emerging nonprofit news sites produce content with a clear ideological bent, according to a study released Monday by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in …