58% Back Legal Marijuana Use

A majority of Americans continue to say marijuana use should be legal in the United States, with 58% holding that view, tying the high point in Gallup’s 46-year trend. CONT. Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup Read more »

Social Issues Draw Lines Between Republicans, Other Voters

Social issues are tricky terrain for Republican presidential hopefuls, the new WSJ/NBC News poll underscores. On a series of “trends in American society today” – including tightening abortion restrictions and increasing legislation protecting gays and lesbians – Americans who identify as Republicans have different beliefs about the direction the country […] Read more »

NBC/WSJ Poll: Anger Defines 2016 Electorate

One word seems to define the American public’s mood more than 13 months until Election Day 2016 – anger. According to the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 62 percent of respondents believe the country is headed in the wrong direction – the 59th-straight NBC/WSJ poll over the past six […] Read more »

Why Gun Control and Abortion Are Different From Gay Marriage

The legalization of same-sex marriage is a potent example of a dominant theme in American history: Over time, civil rights expand, and discrimination ebbs. … As a result, it’s fair to divide the major issues in American political life into two broad categories. In one category are the rights-based issues […] Read more »