Poll: OK to trade freedoms to fight terrorism
Surveillance cameras in public places? Sure. Body scans at airports?
Maybe. Snooping in personal email? Not so fast.
same Americans who are increasingly splashing their personal lives
across Facebook and Twitter trace a meandering path when asked where the
government should draw the line between protecting civil liberties and
Impact from 9/11 still felt a decade later
A decade later, what happened on Sept. 11 still
resonates for much of the country. Even more Americans now say the
horror of that day changed their lives. A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs
Research in Chicago finds that more Americans today say Sept. 11 had an
impact on their lives than said so five years ago - 57 percent compared
with 50 percent in 2006.
Americans put saving energy ahead of vacations
The poll, paid for by a grant to the The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Joyce Foundation, shows that energy, especially in a weak economy, is prominently on people's minds — and may explain why it's being talked about in the presidential campaign. Nearly 8 in 10 called energy deeply important to them, trumping concerns about the federal deficit and the environment. The only issues that polled as higher concerns were the economy, education and health care. Almost three-quarters said gasoline prices were important to them personally, although those prices have abated since the poll was taken.
Poll: Americans know how to save energy, but balk
When it comes to saving energy, people in the United States know that driving a fuel-efficient car accomplishes more than turning off the lights at home. But that doesn't mean they'll do it. A new poll shows that while most of those questioned understand effective ways to save energy, they have a hard time adopting them.
Republicans, Democrats at odds on energy issues
Republicans and Democrats
seem to be living on different planets when it comes to how to meet U.S. energy needs.
overwhelmingly push for more oil drilling. Democrats back conservation
and new energy sources such as wind and solar power. A survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
shows that the polarized positions on energy that have divided Congress
and emerged in the presidential campaign also run deep among the
Poll: Obesity's a crisis but we still want our junk food
We know obesity is a
health crisis, or every new year wouldn't start with resolutions to eat
better and get off the couch. But don't try taking away our junk food.
blame too much screen time and cheap fast food for fueling the nation's
fat epidemic, a poll finds, but they're split on how much the
government should do to help.
Low-Wage Workers Feel Worse Off Now Than During Recession: Survey
WASHINGTON -- America's lower-income workers have posted the biggest
job gains since the deep 2007-09 recession – but few are bragging.
As a workforce sector, those earning $35,000 or less annually are
generally pessimistic about their finances and career prospects. Many
see themselves as worse off now than during the recession, a two-part
Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey of
workers and employers shows.
Long-Term Care Needs: Two-Thirds Of Americans Over 40 Are In Denial
WASHINGTON — We're in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of
needing long-term care as they get older – and are taking few steps to get
A new poll examined how people 40 and over are preparing for this difficult
and often pricey reality of aging and found two-thirds say they've done little
to no planning.