Public Doesn’t Think There Is a Responsibility to Intervene in Iraq

By: Friday July 18, 2014 8:05 am

The American people continue to be opposed to new military actions around the world after over a decade of expensive wars. Even with renewed violence in Iraq thanks to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria a clear majority in the country doesn’t think the government has a responsibility to take action. According to a new [...]

Most of the World Doesn’t Like Our Unaccountable Flying Death Robots

By: Monday July 14, 2014 12:59 pm

Amazingly, American flying robots that can rain death down on almost anywhere on Earth, with very little accountability, are not popular among the people forced to live on Earth. From Pew Research: Nothing wins hearts and minds like flying death machines.

Majority Think Judicial Checks on the NSA Are Insufficient

By: Friday July 26, 2013 9:42 am

The American people continue to grow more concerned about the NSA the more they learn about the extent of the agency’s activities. According to a new Pew poll 56 percent believe the federal courts have failed to provide adequate limits on domestic surveillance programs. From Pew: The poll also found that young people are most [...]

Partisans are only Concerned about Government Surveillance When the Other Side is in Charge

By: Tuesday June 18, 2013 6:52 am

Apparently, the only way to get many self-identified Democrats or Republicans concerned about government surveillance is to put their opposing party in the White House. There has been a truly shocking reversal of opinions on this issue from the Bush administration to the Obama administration. From Pew: While it may seem stupid, it is still [...]

Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Getting Involved in Syria

By: Monday June 17, 2013 11:55 am

President Obama’s decision to step up military aid to the rebels in Syria is in dramatic opposition to the will of the electorate. According to Pew Research poll, regular Americans overwhelmingly don’t want the United States to arm the rebels. Only 20 percent support this action, while 70 percent oppose it. Opposing to arming the [...]

Even Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Think It Is Inevitable

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 10:46 am

The vast majority of Americans, regardless if they support same-sex marriage or oppose it, believe it is inevitable. According to Pew research, 72 percent of Americans think same-sex marriage will eventually be legally recognized. This includes not only 85 percent of people who support marriage equality, but even 59 percent of people who oppose it. [...]

Obama Gives Civil Liberty Abuse a Bipartisan Seal of Approval

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 9:23 am

Apparently, concerns about government abuse of civil liberties depend on who is in control. While Republicans and Independents disapprove of the Justice Department’s obtaining the AP phone records, a plurality of Democrats support it. From Pew: The Republican and Independents who have heard the most about it disapprove of it the most strongly, while better [...]

Immigration System Seen as Highly Dysfunctional

By: Friday May 10, 2013 9:08 am

According to a new Pew Research poll, 75 percent of Americans think our immigration system either needs major changes or a complete redesign. From Pew: No other part of our government’s bureaucracy, including our tax system and health care system, is seen as more broken than our immigration system. It is viewed as almost uniquely [...]

Plurality Would Blame Republicans for Sequester Cuts

By: Thursday February 21, 2013 7:04 am

If the sequestration cuts go into effect on March 1st, as currently seems likely, most would blame the Republicans according to a new Pew Research poll. It found that 49 percent would blame Congressional Republicans if the sequester happens and only 31 percent would blame Obama. An additional 11 percent would blame both sides equally. [...]

Support for Roe V. Wade Remains Strong and Consistent

By: Thursday January 17, 2013 9:21 am

An overwhelming majority of Americans don’t want to see the Roe V. Wade overturned by the Supreme Court, according to a new Pew Research poll. The poll found only 29 percent want to see the historic abortion decision overturned, while 63 percent want it to remain. From Pew: Interestingly, support for Roe v. Wade has [...]