Support for stricter gun laws rises; divisions on arming teachers

Nearly two-thirds of Americans support stricter laws on gun sales, including an increasing number of Republicans, but the public divides on the idea of allowing more teachers and school officials to carry guns. Arming teachers draws partisan splits, with Republicans in favor and Democrats opposed, a CBS News poll reveals. […] Read more »

Why Trump Isn’t Taking Democrats’ Offer For A Wall

President Trump has a choice. Democrats in Congress have offered to provide billions of dollars for one of his signature campaign proposals: a wall (or something akin to it) along the U.S.-Mexico border. But in exchange, they want a provision that would grant protection from deportation and create a path […] Read more »

Did Russia impact the election?

“I think it [Facebook, Twitter, Instagram] helped me win all of these races where they’re spending much more money than I spent.” — President Donald Trump, on “60 Minutes,” Nov. 13, 2016 “Facebook and Twitter were the reason we won this thing.” — Brad Parscale, Digital Director, Trump for President, Wired, Nov. […] Read more »

Americans’ Views on Guns, the Military and the Middle East

Find out where Americans stand on the major issues of the day. Are Americans satisfied with the direction of the U.S.? Do they favor stricter gun laws? Do they want a bigger military budget? Whom do they side with on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Who do Americans think did the best […] Read more »

U.S. Leadership Image Suffers Most Among Friendly Nations

After Donald Trump’s election, U.S. allies and adversaries scrambled to evaluate whether his unorthodox rhetoric foreshadowed substantive shifts in U.S. foreign policy. The “America First” agenda raised questions about his administration’s willingness to defend and promote the liberal world order that the U.S. had instrumentally shaped since 1945. Reflecting this […] Read more »

Most Americans say Trump, Congress not doing enough to stop mass shootings

More than 6 in 10 Americans fault Congress and President Trump for not doing enough to prevent mass shootings, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with most Americans continuing to say these incidents are more reflective of problems identifying and addressing mental health issues than inadequate gun laws. […] Read more »