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Poll shows more public support for NASA science programs than human exploration - SpaceNews.com June 2018
Jeff Foust's summary:
The Pew Research Center poll, released Wednesday, found that 72 percent of Americans thought it was essential for the country to lead in space, and 80 percent thought the ISS has been a good investment, both significant increases over prior polls several years ago. However, 63 percent of respondents said that monitoring the Earth's climate was a top priority for NASA, and 62 percent said planetary defense was a top priority, versus only 18 percent for sending humans to Mars and 13 percent for sending humans back to the moon. The poll also found that Americas are, in general, confident in the capabilities of commercial space companies, but with concerns about their ability to prevent the growth of space debris.
SpaceNews  Pew  NASA  polls 
june 2018 by pierredv
Twitter Bots: An Analysis of the Links Automated Accounts Share | Pew Research Center - Apr 2018
"An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings"

"This analysis finds that the 500 most-active suspected bot accounts are responsible for 22% of the tweeted links to popular news and current events sites over the period in which this study was conducted. By comparison, the 500 most-active human users are responsible for a much smaller share (an estimated 6%) of tweeted links to these outlets."
Pew  Twitter  AI  bots  socialmedia  socialnetworking 
april 2018 by pierredv
Political Polarization & Media Habits | Pew Research Center's Journalism Project Oct 2014
"When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends, they are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals, according to a new Pew Research Center study."
journalism  media  politics  polarization  pew  Pew-Research-Center 
december 2014 by pierredv
Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
"Conversations on Twitter create networks with identifiable contours as people reply to and mention one another in their tweets. These conversational structures differ, depending on the subject and the people driving the conversation. Six structures are regularly observed: divided, unified, fragmented, clustered, and inward and outward hub and spoke structures. These are created as individuals choose whom to reply to or mention in their Twitter messages and the structures tell a story about the nature of the conversation."
pew  networks  socialmedia  socialnetworks  NodeXL  Marc-Smith 
july 2014 by pierredv
Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware | Pew Social & Demographic Trends
"National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a general decline in violent crime, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. Beneath the long-term trend, though, are big differences by decade: Violence plunged through the 1990s, but has declined less dramatically since 2000."
Pew  Research  Center  homicide  crime  media  statistics 
october 2013 by pierredv
With gun violence down, is America arming against an imagined threat? - CSMonitor.com
"A Pew study released Tuesday finds that Americans think gun violence has escalated when in reality it's way down from two decades ago. The violence has dropped, meanwhile, even as gun ownership has increased."
Pew  guns  CSMonitor  policy 
may 2013 by pierredv
Pew's religion survey reveals a secular shift away from the religious right | Sarah Posner | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
"According to Pew, there are now as many people who identify themselves as 'none' in religious affiliation as identify as 'evangelical'."
Pew  religion  theguardian  usa 
october 2012 by pierredv
Religiously active people more likely to engage in civic life, Pew study finds - CSMonitor.com Dec 2011
Pew Report “Some analysts have been concerned that those who have active spiritual lives might not be as engaged with the secular world,” notes report author Jim Jansen on the website. “We see the opposite. Those who are religiously active are more likely to participate in all kinds of groups and more likely to feel good about their communities. Those who are active in religious groups seem to be joiners. They also are active users of technology,” he adds.
Pew  CSMonitor  religion  politics  culture  civics 
december 2011 by pierredv
For millennials, work ethic not a defining factor, study finds - washingtonpost.com
The millennial generation -- about 50 million people between ages 18 and 29 -- is the only age group in the nation that doesn't cite work ethic as one of its "principal claims to distinctiveness," according to a new Pew Research Center study, "Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change."
trends  us  work  pew 
april 2010 by pierredv

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