Among White Americans, Limits to Empathy for Poverty-Related Issues Run Along Class Lines

A survey released today by PRRI finds that white Americans’ support for policies to address poverty is limited in different ways by education level—by perceived social distance to racial minorities among non-college-educated whites and by lower commitments to equal opportunity among college-educated whites. The survey was conducted by PRRI, a […] Read more »

Some Americans Express Troubling Racial Attitudes Even as Majority Oppose White Supremacists

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted in conjunction with the University of Virginia Center for Politics finds that while there is relatively little national endorsement of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, there are troubling levels of support for certain racially-charged ideas and attitudes frequently expressed by extremist groups. The survey also found […] Read more »

Most Americans think Trump is ripping the country apart. His Charlottesville response shows how.

There’s one number from Fox News’s new national poll that, justifiably, has dominated people’s attention. Asked if President Trump is drawing Americans together or tearing the country apart, more than half — 56 percent — choose the latter option. … This wasn’t what was supposed to happen, to hear Trump […] Read more »

Fox News Poll: Voters’ mood sours, 56% say Trump tearing country apart

Voter satisfaction with the direction of the nation is down by double digits, as a majority says President Donald Trump is tearing the country apart. That’s according to the latest Fox News Poll. The number of voters happy with how things are going in the country is down 10 percentage points since […] Read more »

Poll shows clear disapproval of how Trump responded to Charlottesville violence

Twice as many Americans disapprove than approve of President Trump’s response to the deadly Charlottesville protests led by white supremacists that ignited widespread political backlash against the White House, although a majority of Republicans offer at least tepid support in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. … The poll underscores […] Read more »

A Deal Breaker for Trump’s Supporters? Nope. Not This Time, Either.

… It was a week of incessant tumult, when Mr. Trump tumbled into open warfare with some in his own party over his statements on the violence in Charlottesville, Va.; business executives abandoned his advisory councils; top military leaders pointedly made statements denouncing racism in a way he did not; […] Read more »