At Home and Abroad, Most People Agree That Americans Are Greedy and Arrogant Jerks

New Pew poll shows that in the 16 countries surveyed, a median of 54 percent associated arrogance with Americans.

Americans are arrogant and greedy, according to people both within and outside the country, a new Pew Research Center poll finds. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc)

Americans are arrogant and greedy, according to people both within and outside the country. And, while Americans may believe themselves tolerant, that's not the opinion of many across the globe. Those are some of the takeaways from a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday, which surveyed over 20,000 respondents in 16 nations. Respondents

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Survey: Americans Have Record Low Confidence In Their Government

Americans’ confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows, according to a major survey that has measured attitudes on the subject for 40 years.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2014 General Social Survey finds only 23 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court, 11 percent in the executive branch and 5 percent in Congress. By contrast, half have a great deal of confidence in the military. The survey is conducted by the independent research organization NORC at the

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1.3 Million Losing Unemployment Benefits

An estimated 1.3 million people will be cut off when the federally funded unemployment payments end Saturday, December 28.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy. A tense political battle likely looms when Congress reconvenes in the new, midterm election

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Poll: Americans Hopeful For A Better Year In 2014

Most Americans rate 2013 more positively than negatively, but when asked to assess the year for the United States or the world at large, things turn sour.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready to ring in the new year, Americans look ahead with optimism, according to a new AP-Times Square New Year's Eve poll. Their ratings of the year gone by? Less than glowing. What the public thought of 2013: GOOD YEAR OR GOOD RIDDANCE? On the whole, Americans rate their own experience in 2013 more positively than

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Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life

A rush to start drone engineering and research programs at U.S. and international universities could portend the ubiquity of drones in the future. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is […]

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without first setting up a

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Florida Proposes That Poor Pay Three Times More For Health Insurance Than Legislators

Members of the Florida House only pay $8.34 a month for individual health care coverage, or $30 a month to cover their family.

According to the 2010 Census, 16.7 percent of all Americans do not have health insurance. Of this population, six in 10 uninsured households have at least one adult working full time, per the Kaiser Family Foundation. With the average cost of single-coverage health insurance at $5,615 per year in the United States, and $15,745 for family coverage,

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