The new Pew survey was sparked, in part, by a desire to know whether recent concerns about home-grown terrorism had led to increased alienation among Muslim Americans and support for extremism.
All week President Obama has been trying to reenergize the youth vote for the Democrats. Comedians Jon Stewart and David Letterman had some suggestions for President Obama as he works to combat the Democrats' apathy.
The share of Americans who see science as the nation's greatest achievement is down sharply, even as the public continues to hold scientists in high regard.
Experts say changing geographic and demographic trends are further endangering an already-beleaguered Republican party.
Gov. Sarah Palin has outsized impact on an important bloc in key battleground states.
Polls show long-term economic health occupies minds as much as a looming slump.