Americans Debate the Consequences of the War in Iraq
Each quarter, Ipsos-Public Affairs designs a study of American opinion on different topics for the PBS program Flashpoints USA. The latest study, fielded in the days leading up to the handover of power to the interim Iraqi government, examined American opinion on the conduct and consequences of the war. The poll was designed to provide context and generate debate on the program.
Americans Divided on Personal, Public Role of Religion
Americans are divided on the role of religion in making decisions in their everyday lives. About one quarter of the population are regular churchgoers who say most or all their decisions reflect their religion's teaching. As many attend services rarely or never, and say religion has little or no bearing on their life decisions. The rest of the public (about half) lay in the middle, being regular or sporadic churchgoers who use religion when making some decisions.