Polls

12:05pm

Tue April 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Pew: Wealthiest Experience Big Boost In Post-Recession Worth

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 3:40 pm

Falling home prices from 2009-2011 contributed to the disparity.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Some 93 percent of Americans saw their mean net worth fall in the first two years of the post-recession recovery, while the remaining 7 percent increased net worth by nearly a third, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.

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11:16am

Tue April 23, 2013
It's All Politics

Bush Sees Approval Hike, But Trumanesque Recovery? Unlikely

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 10:45 am

Former President George W. Bush gives a tribute for Van Cliburn at his March 3 funeral in Fort Worth, Texas. This week, Bush's presidential library will open in Dallas.
Joyce Marshall AP

A poll released days before the opening of George W. Bush's presidential library in Dallas is serving as fodder for some sequestered GOP nostalgia about his two terms in the White House.

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8:29am

Tue April 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Poll: Public Expects Attacks, But Boston Doesn't Add To Fear

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 9:38 am

In Boston and other places across the nation, people gathered Monday for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the marathon bombing.
Mario Tama Getty Images

The Boston Marathon bombings "riveted most Americans" and seemed to "confirm the public's long-held belief that occasional terrorist acts are to be expected," the Pew Research Center says.

In a report released Tuesday morning, it adds that:

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12:22pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Poll: Vast Majority Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Connection To Citizens

Maglena Gomez waves an American flag as she and others participate in a march that organizers said was an attempt to get the U.S. Congress to say yes to immigration reform on April 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

A vast majority of undocumented Latino immigrants (85 percent) have family connections to U.S. citizens, a new poll finds.

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1:31pm

Thu April 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Pew: Majority Of Americans Now Favor Legalizing Marijuana

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 6:20 pm

A sheriff officer sifts through marijuana in the back of a trailer which was confiscated from a field last Wednesday in Sanger, Calif.

Gary Kazanjian AP

For the first time in four decades of polling, a majority of Americans support legalizing the use of marijuana.

A Pew poll released today found that 52 percent of those polled said marijuana should be legal. Forty-five percent said it should be illegal.

Pew reports:

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