Which traits are MOST important to teach your kids? Responsibility tops the list for both liberals and conservatives, but opinions diverge from there.
What do you think about trade?
Poverty is an issue that deeply divides the American public when it comes to how much of a role government should play in alleviating the problems of the poor.
Millennials Are Actually MORE Likely To Read Books, Study Says -
Although nearly every American under 30 uses the Internet in some capacity (a whopping 98 percent of millennials are online), younger people are more likely to believe that there’s useful information that’s only available offline. While 62 percent of citizens under 30 ascribe to this belief, only 53 percent of those 30 and older agree.
This and other information revealed by a recent PewResearch project could begin to explain why millennials are actually more likely to have picked up a book in the past year than their older peers. According to the study:
Some 43 percent report reading a book — in any format — on a daily basis, a rate similar to older adults. Overall, 88 percent of Americans under 30 read a book in the past year, compared with 79 percent of those age 30 and older.
(Source: huffpostbooks, via huffingtonpost)
Majorities of Republicans and Democrats approve of President Obama’s military plan against ISIS, but one group is not quite on board: younger people.
Q&A: Why one polling expert says Scotland likely to say ‘no’ to independence -
Claire Durand, a sociology professor at the University of Montreal, discusses recent polling on the issue of Scottish independence.
A majority of Latino adults (55%) say they are Catholic, while 16% are evangelical Protestants and 5% are mainline Protestants. The share who say they are Catholic has declined from 67% in 2010. —
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.
10 big questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past decade -
For Pew Research’s 10-year anniversary, here’s a list of 10 big research questions we’ve answered over the years that speak to broad ways that America and the world is changing.
56% of Americans say they are falling behind financially.
This generation is now adapting technology to do very traditional things in very new ways that matter to them. — Millennial Generation Likes Old-Fashioned Technology: Books (via pewinternet)
Foreign policy, the budget deficit and immigration matter more to Republican voters, while Democrats are more likely to prioritize the environment and economic inequality.