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  • Mixed Views on Trade, Foreign Investment

    • September 16, 2014

    Developing countries provide the strongest support for international trade and foreign investment, while people in many advanced economies are skeptical. Americans are among the least likely to hold a positive view of the impact of trade on jobs and wages. Read More

  • Bipartisan Support for U.S. Military Campaign against ISIS

    • September 15, 2014

    In a rare display of bipartisanship, majorities of both Republicans (64%) and Democrats (60%) approve of President Obama’s plan for a military campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. Read More

  • Wide Partisan Differences Over the Issues That Matter in 2014

    • September 12, 2014

    Heading into the final weeks before the midterm elections, Republican and Democratic voters are split not only over their candidate preferences, but also about the importance of key issues in the election. Read More

  • Growing Public Concern about Rise of Islamic Extremism

    • September 10, 2014

    62% of Americans are very concerned about the rise of Islamic extremism around the world, the largest share dating back to 2007. And 53% are very concerned about such a rise in the U.S., equal to a record high. Read More

  • How Young Americans Engage With Libraries

    • September 10, 2014

    Millennials are more likely than older adults to have used a library website in the past year and just as likely to have read a book, but they are among the least likely to say that libraries are important: just 19% say their library’s closing would have a major impact on them. Read More