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  • Despite Energy Boom, Little Change in Views of Energy Policies

    • December 18, 2014

    Americans are becoming more aware of the domestic energy boom and the recent drop in gas prices. Yet, views of energy policies have changed only modestly since 2011. Read More

  • Privacy in 2025: Experts’ Predictions

    • December 18, 2014

    We canvassed thousands of experts to ask them to predict the future of privacy in America and found they were divided on whether or not a secure, trusted privacy-rights infrastructure would be in place by 2025. Read More

  • The Future of Privacy

    • December 18, 2014

    Will governments and corporations expand current tracking policies? Or will innovators create new ways for individuals to control personal information? Experts are divided on whether a secure and balanced privacy-rights infrastructure will be in place by 2025. Read More

  • Political Engagement Low in Emerging and Developing Nations

    • December 18, 2014

    Most vote in elections, but few engage in other kinds of political participation or think those forms are effective. Publics overwhelmingly say that government officials do not care what they think. Read More

  • Perceptions of Job News Trend Upward

    • December 16, 2014

    For the first time since at least 2009, as many say they’re hearing good news as bad news about the nation’s job situation. While most hear a mix of good and bad economic news, 70% hear good news about gas prices. Read More