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Majority Says Economy Doing Well — Most Since 2008

58%

A new Pew Research survey finds 58% of Americans say the economic situation “is very or somewhat good.” “This is the most positive assessment of U.S. economic conditions since 2007, and only the second time that half or more of those surveyed have given the economy a thumbs-up. Driving the latest increase is a jump among Republicans over the past year.”

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Republicans More Optimistic About Their Party

79%

Of Republicans say they are very or somewhat optimistic about the future of the Republican Party, according to Pew Research. “In early November, on the eve of the election, 61% of Republicans expressed optimism about their party’s future. … Democrats’ optimism about their party’s future has declined by a comparable margin over the same period – though a majority (61%) continues to be optimistic. Before the election, 77% of Democrats were optimistic about the party’s future, which is almost identical to the share of Republicans who are upbeat about their party’s now.”

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Americans Strongly Support Expansion of Solar Power

89%

Of U.S. adults favor expanding use of solar power, while only 9% oppose it, according to the Pew Research Center. “That sentiment bridges the partisan divide, with large majorities from across the political spectrum favoring more use of this alternative source.”

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Test Your News IQ

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Pew Research has posted another of it periodic news quizzes that test your knowledge of current events, political issues and people in the news. At the end, it will tell you how you did against everybody else who took the quiz.

Of course, I skewed the curve for you by getting a perfect score. Well, me and 10 percent of the others who took the test.

Good luck!