A Sig Sauer handgun on sale at a shop in Tucker, Ga.
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December 20, 2012 The latest Pew poll shows a slight upward shift in the percentage of Americans who say it's more important to control gun ownership than it is to protect the right to own guns. But deeply felt feelings appear to be limiting the change.
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President Obama, with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) behind him, delivering his State of the Union address last January.
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December 13, 2012 Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said President Obama is making a "serious effort" to work with Republicans. Just 32 percent said Republicans are making a serious effort to work with the Democratic president.
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Elizabeth Ball checks her phone while waiting to vote Monday in Bowling Green, Ohio.
November 8, 2012 Exit polls and a separate survey of cellphone users show similarities between Obama voters and people who tap their mobile devices to get health information. Latinos, African-Americans and young people were big in both groups.
November 2, 2012 He will succeed Andrew Kohut. The center's polls and analysis should be familiar to political junkies.
Mitt Romney speaks Monday at a campaign event at Avon Lake High School in Avon Lake, Ohio.
October 29, 2012 A new Pew Research Center poll shows that among likely voters, the race is now a statistical dead heat with both President Obama and Mitt Romney receiving 47 percent support. And while Obama holds a slight edge among those registered to vote, a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats say they actually plan to do so.
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Remember these? They're most important to those who live in small towns, a new survey shows.
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September 26, 2012 The Pew Research Center and its partners studied the way Americans get their news and found some differences depending on where they live.
August 22, 2012 The report also finds that it is losing ground to the upper class when measuring aggregate income.
July 16, 2012 The Pew Research Center's Project of Excellence in Journalism today puts some numbers behind the trend. It confirms that especially when natural disasters have happened or there's political upheaval, the video site has become a must-see source.
The scene outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, when the justices released their ruling on President Obama's health care law.
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July 3, 2012 Americans remain about as polarized over the legitimacy of President Obama's health care law as the nine members of the Supreme Court, according to polls taken after Thursday's ruling.
In Los Angeles: A man dressed as John Lennon at the "Move Your Money" protest on Saturday. He and others protested bank fees and pushed for "good jobs."
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November 7, 2011 In the U.S., the older population's net worth has gone up sharply in the past quarter century, while younger adults' wealth has declined. That news will add to the sense among many that times are tough for the nation's younger adults.
October 5, 2011 The Pew Center has released a study showing differences between veterans and civilians in how they view the military. The study finds about a third of veterans say the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were not worth fighting.
In New York City last September, Aliza Fatima of Queens took part in the American Muslim Day Parade.
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August 30, 2011 There's also no sign of "increased alienation or anger" among Muslim Americans and "no evidence of rising support for Islamic extremism" among the group, the Pew Research Center reports.
March 14, 2011 According to the Pew Research Center "46 percent of people now say they get news online at least three times a week." Newspapers: 40 percent.
October 21, 2010 The Pew Research Center's latest polling shows a boost in interest about the election among Democrats -- but also that Republicans remain much more energized.
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July 2, 2009 There is still a war in Iraq, Afghanistan, political uproar in Iran," wrote Carol Gendel. "In other words, real news to be reported.
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