The FINANCIAL -- Roughly half of Americans say they have bought a state lottery ticket within the last year, similar to the figures recorded in 2003 and 2007, but down considerably from the 57% who said they played the state lottery in 1996 and 1999. This trend has occurred even as the number of states with lotteries grew over this period from 37 states and the District of Columbia to ...

The FINANCIAL -- House Speaker Paul Ryan enjoys modestly higher favorable ratings among both Republicans (71%) and national adults (44%) than Ted Cruz and Chris Christie, who will speak this week at ...

The FINANCIAL -- Thirty-seven percent of U.S. voters rate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence an "excellent" or "pretty good" choice as Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate. Slightly more, 45%, rate him ...

The FINANCIAL -- Is the media feeding the fire that leads to mass shootings, terrorism and police violence? Many feel the media glorifies the villains of these stories by focusing on their personal ...

The FINANCIAL -- Sixteen years after Pew Research Center’s first study of digital communication in a presidential campaign, social media is central to candidates’ outreach to the public, changing ...

The FINANCIAL -- President Barack Obama averaged 50.9% job approval during his 30th quarter in office, which began on April 20 and ended on July 19. This is up from a 49.5% average in his 29th ...

The FINANCIAL -- For starters, John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio and an unsuccessful candidate for the GOP nomination this year, didn’t show up even though the convention is in ...

The FINANCIAL -- Hillary Clinton has rebounded into a virtual tie with Donald Trump in Rasmussen Reports’ latest White House Watch ...

The FINANCIAL -- Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S. dropped 12 percentage points in the past month, amid high-profile police killings of black men and mass shootings of ...

The FINANCIAL -- Two-thirds of Americans oppose immigration plans advocated by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump -- building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and deporting immigrants ...