It is taken for granted that technology is changing every aspect of our lives but the speed at which things are changing is remarkable. According to a new report by Pew Research, from 2008 to the 2012 the number of political activities online has exploded. It found 39 percent of American engaged in some form of political activity on a social media site in 2012. By comparison, in 2008 only 26 percent of Americans even used social media.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 25, 2013 3:00 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 4, 2013 1:17 pm|
The part of the new Pew Research poll showing majority support for marijuana that may have the biggest impact in the short term is the section that shows Americans overwhelmingly want the federal government to leave new marijuana legalization alone.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 28, 2013 2:00 pm|
Americans overwhelmingly think undocumented immigrants currently in this country should be given a way to legally stay. According to a Pew Research poll, an incredible 71 percent think they should be granted some form of legal status, while only 27 percent oppose allowing them to stay.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 26, 2013 8:30 am|
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on same-sex marriage today, but regardless how they rule the fact is marriage equality is inevitable. The trend in support has clearly been heading in the right direct for the past decade.
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 22, 2013 1:25 pm|
While you might not think it from watching cable news the reality is that the American people overwhelmingly believe protecting Medicare and Social Security benefits is more important than deficit reduction. According to Pew Research, 55 percent think keeping Medicare and Social Security is more important than reducing the deficit.
|By: Jon Walker Friday February 22, 2013 1:30 pm|
The progressive goal of increasing Social Security benefits to make up for the steady erosion of traditional pensions is substantially more in line with the true center of the country than the position of the President.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 21, 2013 7:10 pm|
The American people overwhelmingly back President Obama’s call for increasing the federal minimum wage. According to a new Pew Research poll, 71 percent of Americans would favor raising the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour.
|By: Jon Walker Friday November 16, 2012 11:19 am|
In the fight over the Bush tax cuts President Obama appears to have the political upper hand. According to a new poll for the Americans for Tax Fairness, Obama’s position on the Bush tax cuts is more popular, and if a deal is not reached on the Bush tax cuts most voters will blame the Republicans.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 15, 2012 3:36 pm|
As long as the rank and file members don’t want their party to move to the center, it isn’t going to moderate. While opinions could change going forward, this recent loss was not enough to convince the Republican base that their party needs to really change.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 25, 2012 5:00 pm|
A new Huffington Post poll/YouGov poll has found one of the highest level of support for marijuana legalization of any national poll. Overall it found 59 percent of Americans think marijuana should be legalized, while just 26 percent think it should remain illegal.