Cybersecurity, Americans’ Policy Priorities, Congressional Diversity
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49% of online adults keep passwords written down on paper.
January 26, 2017
Americans and cybersecurity
Data security is a personal issue for many Americans. Relatively large shares do not trust modern institutions to protect their personal data – even as they frequently neglect cybersecurity best practices in their own personal lives.
Plus: Many ‘password challenged’ internet users don’t take steps that could protect their data.
After seismic political shift, modest changes in public’s policy agenda
Roughly three-quarters of Americans say that defending the country from terrorism and strengthening the economy should be top priorities for Congress and the new president. The widest partisan gaps are on the importance of dealing with climate change, strengthening the military, dealing with the poor and immigration.
Almost all U.S. presidents, including Trump, have been Christians
The nation’s new president, Donald Trump, is the ninth chief executive to identify as a Presbyterian. Almost all of the nation’s presidents have been Christians and many have been Episcopalians or Presbyterians, with most of the rest belonging to other prominent Protestant denominations.
115th Congress sets new high for racial, ethnic diversity
Almost one-in-five voting members of the House and Senate are a racial or ethnic minority, making the 115th U.S. Congress the most diverse in history. Minorities account for 20 of 59 new members (34%) of the House and Senate, representing a notable jump over the 114th Congress.
6 things we’ve learned since the 2016 election
Most officers say the media treat police unfairly
About eight-in-ten police officers who work in departments of 100 or more sworn officers say the media generally treat the police unfairly. Roughly two-thirds of officers who strongly agree that the media treat police unfairly say their work always or often makes them feel frustrated.
Police, public differ on key issues but align on others
U.S. on track to reach Obama administration’s goal of resettling 110,000 refugees this year
Nearly 26,000 refugees entered the U.S. from October to December 2016, close to the quarterly average number of refugees needed to meet the Obama administration’s target of 110,000 refugee admissions in fiscal year 2017.
Americans divided in views of use of torture in U.S. anti-terror efforts
Europeans favoring right-wing populist parties are more positive on Putin
Two-thirds of Americans give priority to developing alternative energy over fossil fuels
Obama used clemency power more often than any president since Truman
64% of Americans have been part of a data breach … but 69% aren’t worried about their passwords
Not even being hacked can get Americans to change their crappy passwords
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Concerns about the environment and climate change are growing
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