Rising concerns about American democracy

Our October 2017 survey results demonstrate rising concerns about American democracy over the past month. From September to October, ratings worsened on every dimension except civil violence. Further, democracy experts still see American political behavior in 2017 as firmly outside the norm for consolidated democracies. On average, experts rate a […] Read more »

Public’s Views of a National Health Plan

The October Kaiser Health Tracking Survey continues our efforts to track attitudes towards a national health plan, sometimes referred to as a “single-payer plan” or “Medicare-for-all,” in which all Americans would get health insurance from a single government plan. About half of the public (53 percent) favor having a national […] Read more »

Americans feel tax reform plans would favor wealthy

The latest CBS News Nation Tracker finds that most Americans continue to call for deals and cooperation in the back-and-forth between the president and Congress. And that includes many of the president’s strongest backers and most Republicans. Some even want to see Congress assert itself more. Most do not want […] Read more »

Most Americans Say Puerto Ricans Are Not Yet Getting the Help They Need After Hurricane Maria

As President Trump threatens to scale back the federal response to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, most Americans say that Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Maria are not yet getting the help they need (62%), and about half say that the federal government has been too slow to […] Read more »