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2009-10-24 06:15:00

A new poll released this week shows that Americans are becoming more skeptical about global warming. The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press polled 1,500 US adults from September 30 to October 4. The new poll found that only 57 percent of Americans believe there is "solid evidence" for the existence of global warming, compared to 71 percent in April 2008. Additionally, the poll shows that the percentage of Americans who believe global warming is caused by human activity has...

2005-07-14 13:10:59

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Support for Osama bin Laden and suicide bombings have fallen sharply in much of the Muslim world, according to a multicountry poll released on Thursday. The survey by the Pew Research Center examined public opinion in six predominantly Muslim nations: Morocco, Pakistan, Turkey, Indonesia, Jordan and Lebanon. It also examined views in nine North American and European countries as well as in India and China. In all, more than 17,000 people were...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.