Pew Research — Unbiased View?

This is a must share.  I’ve had my doubt about Pew, but as I see more and more ‘skewed’ evidence, I trust them less every day.  It used to be that they were the first place I go for an ‘independent view’.  Now?  Forget it!  They’re last.

Check out the titles and synopsis of these articles.  Consider about 25% of the populace reads the details in articles written in newspapers and online.  At the very least, they’re skewing things in their emails.  Worst case, they follow CNN’s (Communist Network News) approach to sharing ‘data’.

Let’s take as an example the legal Mexican population’s reluctance to become a U.S. citizen.  Why would they do so?  Hmmm?  Let’s see..?  It costs thousands of dollars; it typically takes 10 years to complete; you have to learn the language and become familiar with the country’s history and constitution; and, you’re expected to love the country and not cheat on your taxes.

If this is the profile of the legal Mexican Americans, imagine..?


June 29, 2017

U.S. image suffers as publics around world question Trump’s leadership

Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Across 37 countries surveyed, a median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing regarding world affairs, down from 64% for Barack Obama in the closing years of his presidency. This decline is especially evident among allies in Europe and Asia, as well as in neighboring Canada and Mexico. And where confidence in the U.S. president fell most, America’s overall image has also tended to suffer more.

Also: Explore the arcs of U.S. favorability ratings around the world with an interactive chart builder, and read about key trends in global views of the U.S. and its president.

Support for same-sex marriage grows, even among groups that had been skeptical

By a margin of nearly two-to-one, more Americans now say they favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry than say they are opposed. Striking increases in support have occurred among Baby Boomers, blacks, Republicans and younger white Evangelicals – groups that, until recently, had broadly opposed same-sex marriage.

Mexican lawful immigrants among the least likely to become U.S. citizens

Two-thirds of lawful immigrants eligible to apply for naturalization had applied for and obtained U.S. citizenship by 2015, but this share was only 42% among Mexicans. Inadequate English skills, lack of time or initiative and the cost of the citizenship application were the most frequently cited reasons Mexican green-card holders gave for not yet becoming naturalized.

Public supports aim of making it ‘easy’ for all citizens to vote

Most Americans back making it easy for all citizens to vote, but they overwhelmingly reject the idea of requiring people to vote. Partisans are sharply divided over how easy it should be for citizens to vote, and views also differ by age and by race and ethnicity.

10 facts about smartphones as the iPhone turns 10

In the decade since Apple introduced its iPhone, smartphones and other mobile devices have played a central role in making society increasingly digital. For the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, we take a broader look at the role mobile devices play and how they have changed the ways people interact.

People’s views of their national economies don’t always square with data

Many Europeans, Japanese and Americans feel better today about their nations’ economies than they did before the 2008 financial crisis. In most countries surveyed, perceptions of the economy broadly track actual performance – but that’s not always the case.

Public support for ‘single payer’ health coverage grows, driven by Democrats

Six-in-ten Americans say the federal government is responsible for ensuring health care coverage for all Americans, and 33% favor a “single payer” approach to health insurance. The issue of the government’s responsibility in ensuring health coverage remains deeply divisive politically.

In Russia, nostalgia for Soviet Union and positive feelings about Stalin

Most Russians view the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 as a bad thing – and this view is not limited to Russia itself. Positive feelings for the USSR generally are greater among older people in Russia and the other former Soviet republics surveyed. Nostalgia for the Soviet past also extends to views of its longest-serving leader, Josef Stalin.

Bipartisan support for some gun proposals, stark partisan divisions on many others

Large majorities in both parties continue to favor preventing people with mental illnesses from buying guns, barring gun purchases by people on federal no-fly or watch lists, and background checks for private gun sales and sales at gun shows. Yet there are sharp partisan differences on several other issues.


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