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Pew Report: Fake News Caused ‘A Great Deal’ Of Confusion During Election

According to a new Pew Research report, 64 percent of Americans — including a majority in both political parties — said that fake news has caused “a great deal” of confusion about the basic facts of current events.

December 15, 2016

Global Role Divides U.S. Across Political Spectrum

Washington (AFP) — Most Americans want the United States to do less overseas, with the question of the country’s global role divisive across the political spectrum, a survey said Thursday. Six in ten said the United States should focus more on home and less overseas, according to a wide-ranging study of U.S. political views by […]

June 26, 2014

Americans Increasingly See Opposing Party As ‘Threat’ To Nation

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — More than one-third of Republicans and just over a quarter of Democrats see the other party as a “threat to the nation’s well-being,” reflecting a widening partisan division in the country that has congealed into animosity and distrust. Through two decades of political battling across the presidencies […]

June 12, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, And The Looming Generational Showdown’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown by The Pew Research Center’s executive vice president, Paul Taylor. Taylor, with the help of Pew Research, dives into the growing generational gap between Millennials and Boomers and the new phenomenon of young, educated Millennials returning home to live […]

March 10, 2014

Stronger Than The Storm? Polls Show Christie Weathering Bridge Scandal

The George Washington Bridge scandal that has rocked New Jersey governor Chris Christie is taking a toll on his poll numbers in New Jersey, but has not had a big effect on his national standing, according to two new polls. A Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released Monday finds that Governor Christie’s approval rating has […]

January 14, 2014