More in U.S. Say Illegal Drugs Are a More Serious Problem

Seventy-one percent of Americans describe the problem of illegal drugs in the U.S. as “extremely” or “very” serious, an increase from 65% last year. While this is a meaningful change since 2016 overall, the percentage who say the problem is “extremely serious” (32%) has held relatively steady over the past […] Read more »

Most Americans think Trump hasn’t done enough to fix opioid crisis

Most Americans think the opioid crisis has worsened in their communities and across the country, but few believe their own lives will be affected, according to a new poll from the PBS NewsHour and Marist Poll. … Whatever the solution, Americans don’t think the nation’s leaders are doing enough to […] Read more »

Most Americans Oppose Medicaid Cuts; Nearly Half Worried about Losing Health Care

Americans largely reject proposals that would reduce federal funding for Medicaid, the program that covers health care for lower income people. … At a time of strong partisan divisions over health care, there is political consensus in support for protecting federal Medicaid funding. A majority of Republicans (55%), independents (69%), […] 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 »

The Policies of White Resentment

White resentment put Donald Trump in the White House. And there is every indication that it will keep him there, especially as he continues to transform that seething, irrational fear about an increasingly diverse America into policies that feed his supporters’ worst racial anxieties. … The guiding principle in Mr. […] Read more »