Times Poll - Special
Surveys of special populations
September 15, 1999
An overwhelming majority of small companies in Los Angeles County are enjoying brisk business, but minority-owned firms are lagging white firms in sales growth and generally harbor deeper concerns about what lies ahead, according to a new Los Angeles Times Poll.
May 20, 1998
The issue of education covers a lot of ground. One can focus on school facilities; are there enough books to go around? Are the facilities adequate and safe for children and their teachers? One can look at the public school curriculum, the quality of teachers, and the hot-button issues of standardized testing and bilingual education. Does the system need more money, or to use existing money more wisely? In each case, parents, their children, and their children's teachers must bring their own unique point of view to bear.
April 19, 1998
Jews in the United States and Israel sharply disagree over the creation of an independent Palestinian state, with American Jews heavily in favor of the idea and Israelis much more deeply divided, according to new polls conducted by the Los Angeles Times and Israel's Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.
February 21, 1994
As Roman Catholic nuns approach the next century, a new nationwide survey confirms fears long voiced throughout the church: Nuns appear to be dying out as an institution.
February 21, 1994
Pope John Paul II, whose 15-year reign over the Roman Catholic Church has been marked by repeated efforts to restore orthodoxy, may now be succeeding in attracting a new crop of more conservative priests to carry the church into the next millennium.
February 20, 1994
At a time when Pope John Paul II is calling on wayward Roman Catholics to hew closely to church teaching, a significant number of priests and nuns in the United States are questioning many of the church's edicts.
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