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 »

Most Americans Oppose Restricting Rights for LGBT People

A majority (53%) of Americans oppose allowing businesses that provide wedding services, such as catering, flowers, and wedding cakes, to refuse services to same-sex couples, compared to about four in ten (41%) who say they would support allowing these wedding-based businesses to refuse services to same-sex couples for religious reasons. […] Read more »

Majority of Americans Do Not Think Collegiate Athletes Should Be Paid

A majority of Americans say college athletes should not be compensated beyond scholarships, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll released today. But when marketing, including video games, are involved, two-thirds of respondents said collegiate athletes should be compensated if their names or likenesses are used, according to […] Read more »

Trump’s Hardline Immigration Stance Got Him To The White House

President Trump’s decision to end the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (better known as DACA) seems like a political loser. Polling shows that most Americans support the program, which protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from deportation, and don’t want participants […] Read more »

The debate over DACA is about what makes a ‘real American’

President Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, at first blush, flies in the face of popular will. If widespread criticism was not evidence enough, public opinion polling shows a consistent and increasing supermajority support for the program and similar concepts. Our own recent Ipsos polls show […] Read more »

Majorities of Republicans and Democrats Support Basic Policies of DACA Program

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program offers discretionary relief from deportation proceedings for the hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. President Trump frequently threatened to end the program during his campaign. However, policies that would extend and make permanent current DACA protections […] Read more »

Bullying and internet safety are top health concerns for parents

Each year, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asks a national sample of adults to identify health topics that are a “big problem” for children and teens. … New for 2017, the Mott Poll asked poll respondents who are parents of children 0-18 years about their […] Read more »