report | Nov 10, 2011

Partisan Divide Over Alternative Energy Widens

Overview Public support for increased federal funding on research into alternative energy technology, including solar technology, has decreased substantially since the early months of the Obama administration, with nearly all the decline coming from Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. Overall, 68% of the public favors increasing federal funding for research on wind, solar and hydrogen energy […]

report | Nov 9, 2011

Campaign News Draws More Coverage than Interest

Overview Public interest in the presidential campaign showed no increase this week, despite the news media‚Äôs increasing coverage of sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain. About one-in-five Americans (22%) say they followed news about the 2012 candidates very closely, little changed from a week earlier (21%), according to the latest weekly News Interest Index survey, […]

report | Nov 7, 2011

39% Think Cain Allegations True, 24% False

Overview Americans who have heard about the sexual harassment allegations against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, on balance, think they are true rather than false. At the same time, a plurality thinks that recent coverage of Cain has been fair. Three-quarters of the public say they have heard a lot (51%) or a little (24%) […]

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