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Political Partisanship Gap is Larger Than Ever

It’s not just your imagination or the wild claims of media: political partisanship is indeed growing. Annual polling by the Pew Research Center showed how partisan polarization rose sharply in the past several years: As Americans head to the polls this November, [...]

Greeks Think They’re the Hardest Working People in Europe

In the midst of the European economic crisis, the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project decided to conduct a little poll on the European Union countries and how they view each other on various topics. Amongst the findings, this one stood out: [...]

Why We Go Online

A new study from the Pew Research Center confirms what seem fairly obvious to most of us: people go on line for no reason at all. That should explain all those kitten videos. The report finds that the amount of time people spend tooling around on the Web doing nothing corresponds with age. Only 12 percent of [...]