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67 percent of committed couples have shared a password: Pew

Sure, there's trust. But there's also the internet.  A new Pew Research study of the impact of the internet and cell phones on committed relationships reports that 67 percent of committed couples have shared a password with a partner or spouse. Online……

Women use social media more, but men are gaining: Pew

According to a new study from Pew, women have been on average about 10 percent more likely to use social media sites than men, though the most recent reports from May show that men are now only 4 percent behind. The study also breaks…  …

Many U.S. veterans say Iraq, Afghan wars not worth it

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A third of U.S. military veterans who have served in the armed forces since the September 11, 2001, attacks think the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, a poll released on Wednesday showed. The poll by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center found that these…

More than a third of U.S. adults own smartphones: study

A Pew Research Center study released on Monday indicated that 35 percent of US adults own smartphones as the Internet is increasingly being accessed using gadgets on the go. A quarter of US smartphone owners claimed to do most of their online browsing from mobile devices, according to the study…

After killing bin Laden, Obama’s approval highest since 2009

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama enjoyed his highest favorable ratings in well over a year on the day after he ordered a U.S. operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden. Fifty-six percent said they approve of Obama’s performance as president, according to a Washington Post-Pew Research poll…

Pew poll: Clear majority of Americans support legal abortion

A new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that a comfortable majority of Americans support keeping abortion legal — posing a challenge for Republicans pushing aggressive measures aimed at curtailing abortion rights. Fifty-four percent of the public supports legal abortion in all or most cases, while 42 percent believe…

No shift for US gun control after Tucson shooting

WASHINGTON — There has been no major shift in US public opinion about the role of guns in America after the shooting of a US member of congress in Arizona, according to a poll out Wednesday. A Pew Research Center poll showed that 49 percent of people polled say it…

Conservative candidates received more news coverage during 2010 elections, surveys find

Right-wing candidates received more news coverage from mainstream media during the 2010 mid-term election season, according to a recent study. A Pew Research Center survey found that although the Democratic President Barack Obama topped the list, the next three of the top 10 candidates in the media spotlight were members of…

Landline-only polls produce Republican bias, study confirms

A new study by the Pew Research Center has found that 2010 midterm election polls that excluded cellphones were biased towards Republicans. The new data shows that landline-only interviews favored Republicans by more than 5 points. In the polls that excluded cellphone users, Republicans were ahead by over 12 points…

Four in 10 say marriage is becoming obsolete

At the Thanksgiving table: Fewer children raised by married parents as nation redefines family Is marriage becoming obsolete? As families gather for Thanksgiving this year, nearly one in three American children is living with a parent who is divorced, separated or never-married. More people are accepting the view that wedding…

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