As we inch up on the two-year anniversary of the Snowden leaks, it's important to think about how the Earth-shattering revelations about America's intelligence-gathering have affected Americans. We're all using Tor and DuckDuckGo and PGP and protecting ourselves against surveillance now, right? LOL, no.
The Pew Research group recently conducted a massive, global poll to figure out who has "favorable" views of the U.S. and China. They put together a great visualization to show how many people in each region look favorably on the two superpowers. The U.S. is liked slightly more, except in the Middle East.
For all the media coverage telling the US public it should be up in arms about the NSA's phone tracking, a new study from Pew suggests that the majority of the population couldn't care less—and in fact support the practice.
Even people who swear that gay marriage will somehow cause the collapse of society realize it's "inevitable," a new Pew study says. With 72% of Americans acknowledging the change in marriage reality, 42% of those questioned still say it's wrong.
A new survey by Pew Research Center reveals that relying on Twitter to gauge public opinion might not be too smart: the reaction on Twitter to big national and political news seems to differ wildly from that measured by surveys.
In the United States, many people can no longer afford to get a four-year college degree — even though most jobs that pay a middle-class salary require it. According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project:
Everyone remembers the classic shoot-em-up lobby scene from The Matrix. Bullets flying, people flying, it was awesome.
The research wizards at the Pew Internet & American Life project have some good news for American Facebook users (that might be you!): you have more close real friends, and are less "isolated." I totally relate! Right guys? Guys?
Science fiction has three iconic images that definite the genre: aliens, rockets, and rayguns. Whether due to our obsession with phallic guns, or the idea that a laser pistol is just too cool to pass up, the scifi gun has endured since H.G. Wells introduced them as a "Heat-Ray" in 1898's War of the Worlds. As good…