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Survey Rates American Celebrities

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A new online entertainment survey of U.S. adults reveals which celebrities Americans would most like to see a lot less of in 2013. The Harris Interactive poll, commissioned by a ballpoint pen manufacturer , shows a full 70 percent of the 2,300 respondents want to see less of the glamorous Hollywood Kardashian family, followed closely […]

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Survey Finds Chinese Focused on Quality of Life Issues

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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People in China are spending more and more time worried about their quality of life. A survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project finds corruption, inequality and food safety top the list of concerns in China even as most Chinese say their financial situation is better. The survey finds inflation remains the number one concern […]

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Transatlantic Poll Finds Many Similarities Between U.S., Europe

Posted September 13th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A survey of popular opinion in the United States and the European Union finds that the majority of Europeans still support the euro, despite economic difficulties; people on both sides of the Atlantic are disenchanted with their own economic institutions; and Russians, for the first time in 10 years, show a markedly different set of […]

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Survey Offers Rare Glimpse of Somalis’ Political Views

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A new VOA survey offers a rare look at the political views of people in war-torn Somalia. More than 3,000 people throughout Somalia responded to an unprecedented survey about the country’s proposed constitution. More than three-quarters of the respondents supported the draft constitution. The vast majority backed a provision calling for Islamic law, or Sharia. […]

Survey Offers Rare Glimpse of Somalis’ Political Views

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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A new VOA survey offers a rare look at the political views of people in war-torn Somalia. More than 3,000 people throughout Somalia responded to an unprecedented survey about the country’s proposed constitution. More than three-quarters of the respondents supported the draft constitution. The vast majority backed a provision calling for Islamic law, or Sharia. […]

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Survey Shows Chinese, US Public Opinion Converging

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A new survey of public opinion in China and the United States shows a majority of people believe their two countries’ partnership is the most important in the world. The wide-ranging survey by the non-profit Chinese-American organization “the Committee of 100,” interviewed more than 4,000 people in China and 1,400 in the United States. Sixty-one […]

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Survey: Nearly Quarter of Chinese Farmers Not Compensated for Land Seizures

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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A new survey published Tuesday suggests that a rising number of Chinese residents have become victims of government land seizures. The study found that more than 43 percent of rural farmers have been the victims of land grabs since the late 1990s. The survey showed a dramatic increase in such cases since 2007. Nearly a […]

Survey: Afghan Support of Taliban on the Decline

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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A new public opinion poll finds that Afghan support for the Taliban is at an all-time low. The survey released Tuesday by the U.S.-based nonprofit Asia Foundation says 29 percent of those polled sympathize with the motivations of the insurgent group, down nearly half from two years ago. And while 46 percent of Afghan citizens […]

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Survey: Afghan Support of Taliban on the Decline

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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A new public opinion poll conducted by the U.S.-based Asia Foundation suggests that 46 percent of Afghan citizens think their country is headed in the right direction. But the survey results, released Tuesday, indicate that over a third (35 percent) of Afghans disagree with that assessment, the highest level of dissatisfaction since the organization began […]

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UN Calls for Doubling Food Production

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations warns the world’s farmers will have to double the amount of food they produce to keep up with a rapidly growing population. The U.N.’s latest World Economic and Social Survey, released Tuesday, says global food production will need to jump by 70 to 100 percent by 2050 to feed an an anticipated […]

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