Who Supports NSA Surveillance and Who Doesn’t

Americans of different ages don’t agree about government surveillance of their telephone and online communications, two new polls show. When it comes to the National Security Agency’s collecting and analyzing Americans’ phone records, 56 percent of adults of all ages support the idea. Those 50 to 64 are right in line with their younger counterparts, but those 65 and older are slightly more likely (61 percent) to support the idea. That’s according to a poll from the Pew Research Center …

What Do Hipsters and Supreme Court Justices Have in Common?

Only a third of all Americans have a favorable view of the Supreme Court. But at least the justices who sit on the nation’s highest court score better than hipsters. Hipsters - the sometimes grungy young adults with countercultural attitudes and an artistic bent - are looked at favorably by just 16 percent of the public, according a new survey from Public Policy Polling. (Not sure exactly what a hipster is? Here’s a full definition. And here’s a recent New York Times …

‘Buy American’ – Guess Who Does It Most

A lot of Americans bemoan the number of factory jobs that have been outsourced or lost to foreign competition over the past few decades. But when it comes to supporting companies that make their products in the United States, it’s older Americans who are most willing to step up and let their money do the talking. That’s the finding of two recent polls, which show that boomers and their predecessors in the “Eisenhower Generation” (ages 67 and older) are the …

Yeah We’re Fat, But We Still Want Our Junk Food

Americans know that obesity is a health crisis, that junk food is far too prevalent and that we can’t get ourselves off the couch to exercise, but, hey! Don’t you dare try and force us to eat better through government regulation. That’s basically the finding of a new Associated Press poll, which reveals we’re concerned about the country’s growing waistlines, though deeply divided on exactly what – if anything – the government should do about it. Thanks to a multitude …