“As college costs rise rapidly in most places, Texas and Florida are trying to implement something that has become a radical notion: a degree that costs only $10,000.
Texas governor Rick Perry announced this goal for his state last year. (Perry was inspired by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who had remarked that online learning ought to make it possible for students to pay just $2,000 per year for college.) In November, [...]
Gallup produced results based on thousands of voter contacts indicating that Mitt Romney is leading in national early voting by roughly six percentage points. Last night, another venerable polling outfit confirmed Gallup’s findings:
From Pew Research:
The Pew Research Center survey found that the race is even among all likely voters nationwide (47% Obama, 47% Romney). Unlike the last campaign, the race also is close among voters who say they have already [...]
American are fast turning to mobile devices to get their news, resulting in stunning viewership declines for CNN and existence-threatening readership drops for newspapers, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The winners: social network sites, online news and websites like the Drudge Report and Yahoo.
In Pew’s latest look at trends in news consumption, Americans said that they have turned away from CNN. In just four years, the percentage of [...]
SURVEY SAYS: A Pew Research Center survey of people in 21 countries found that 41 percent said China was the world’s leading economic power, while 40 percent picked the U.S.
REALITY: The results do not reflect reality. America’s economy remains well ahead of its closest rival. But it does highlight China’s rising public image amid rapid growth and the erosion of the United States’ status as the global superpower.
Germans were ecstatic when Barack Obama took over the keys to the White House from George W. Bush. Now, though, a new Pew Research Center survey shows that disillusionment with the US president is widespread in Germany and that Obama has not lived up to the high expectations Europeans had of him.
In July 2008, in a speech at the base of the Victory Column in Berlin’s Tiergarten park, before tens [...]
The Washington Post today digs into voter registration numbers that should leave the Barack Obama campaign a bit worried: among black and Hispanic voters — especially in key states and districts — voter registration is trending sharply down.
Consider these numbers: Registration among Hispanics nationwide is down 5 percent. But even more troubling is in key swing states like New Mexico and Florida, where registration is down 28 and 10 percent, respectively.
The decline in minority [...]
Interesting. I wouldnt have quessed this result.
MAR 01, 2011 AT 02:30 PM EST
Pew: The public sides with the unions
Joining the CBS/NYT poll from yesterday is this Pew poll with similar, albeit not as dramatic, results. The CBS/NYT poll found a 60-33 split in favor of leaving collective bargaining rights alone, while Pew finds:
By a modest margin, more say they back Wisconsinâ€™s public employee unions rather than the [...]
In Gallup’s phone poll, conducted in early February, 52% of Americans said China is the leading economy, compared with 32% who chose the U.S.
In reality, the U.S. is by far the world’s largest economy, with estimated gross domestic product of $14.62 trillion in 2010, according to the International Monetary Fund.
The IMF puts China’s 2010 GDP at $5.75 trillion, compared with $5.4 trillion for Japan. China’s [...]
http://www.cnbc.com/id/38989636 – Economists: Gloom and Doom Aheadâ€”Especially for the US
http://www.cnbc.com/id/38991605 – Kass: Last 55 Points of S&P Rally Is Probably Short Covering
http://www.cnbc.com/id/38990373 – More than a quarter of American workers were unemployed at some point during the recession, but the new jobs they found haven’t always turned out to be as satisfying as the ones they left behind, according to the results of a recent Pew Research Center survey.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/38930268 – [...]