Pew Research Center

Retirement worries grow; 30-somethings most uneasy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Younger Americans in their 30s are now the group most likely to doubt they will be financially secure after retirement, a shift from three years ago when baby boomers nearing retirement age […]


Candidates reach out once more to the undecided

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) – The polls show the race to be a tie as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney meet face-to-face for their final debate tonight. And, as Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie […]


Statement on Newsweek's decision to cease print

(AP) — On Thursday, Newsweek’s owner announced that the news magazine will end its print publication at the end of the year and move to an all-digital format. Here’s the announcement from Tina Brown, editor-in-chief […]


Voters turn to smartphones during this election (audio)

A new survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project highlights an electorate increasingly reliant on mobile devices to find and exchange campaign information, and fact-check presidential candidates. According to Pew’s findings, 88 percent of […]


Report: US Protestants lose majority status

NEW YORK (AP) – For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study. The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life says the […]


Student loan default figures show moderation

(AP) – After a sharp jump during the worst of the recession, new figures show the number of students defaulting on federal loans seems to be stabilizing. Students at for-profit colleges continue to have the […]


Are conventions still relevant?

By Michael Oreskes, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The conventional wisdom about national political conventions is that they have outlived their purpose. Once, they were the place where the parties actually picked their candidates […]


Study: Coverage of Obama, Romney highly negative

(AP) – A study finds that news coverage of both major presidential candidates has been more negative this year than in almost any other recent election. The report is by the Pew Research Center‘s Project […]


Middle class share of America's income shrinking

WASHINGTON (AP) – The share of the nation’s income earned by the middle class has fallen to its lowest level in recent decades. It’s been surpassed by affluent earners as median wages stagnate and wealth […]


Obama holds online advantage

(AP) – If the presidential election was held online, it might be a landslide for the incumbent. A new study indicates President Barack Obama has an advantage over Republican challenger Mitt Romney when it comes […]


New Asian immigrants to US now surpass Hispanics

(AP) – For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigration while American employers increase their demand for high-skilled workers. An […]