​​​​​​The American Identity: Points of Pride, Conflicting Views, and a Distinct Culture

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order last month on immigration and refugees, Americans are supportive of the country’s diversity and generally favorable toward immigration. However, according to a recent poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for​ Public Affairs Research, Americans are less favorable toward refugees and […] Read more »

How Question Wording Affects (Or Doesn’t Affect) Support For Trump’s Travel Ban

President Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. has been perhaps the most controversial act of his presidency so far. The order set off a firestorm of protests and numerous court challenges. But it’s still difficult to measure how many Americans support the […] Read more »

Choose Your News: How Viewers of Different News Outlets See Trump

The proliferation of media outlets has long meant that, with the click of a remote control or a mouse, Americans can choose their news. In the Trump era, that means that different media consumers are experiencing different realities when it comes to the presidency and the state of the country. […] Read more »

Polling Matters: Trouble for Trump, ‘fake news’ & what the UK really thinks about immigration

On this week’s PB/Polling Matters podcast Keiran is joined by Leo Barasi and Harry Carr (Head of Sky Data) to discuss Donald Trump’s approval rating and latest controversies, YouGov polling on ‘Fake News’ and the latest Polling Matters / Opinium survey which this week takes a look at immigration … […] Read more »

In First Month, Views of Trump Are Already Strongly Felt, Deeply Polarized

Less than a month after Donald Trump took office, the public’s initial impressions of the new president are strongly felt, deeply polarized and far more negative than positive. The latest national survey by Pew Research Center conducted Feb. 7-12 among 1,503 adults, finds that Trump’s overall job approval is much […] Read more »

Fox News Poll: Sharp division along political lines on Trump’s travel ban

A majority of voters thinks President Trump’s executive order on immigration is better described as a restriction on terrorist hot spots than as a “Muslim ban.” And more think the action makes the U.S. safer than say it makes the country less safe. Even so, more disapprove (52 percent) than […] Read more »

Why the polling about Trump’s immigration crackdown is all over the place

On January 31, Reuters released a survey that said 49 percent of Americans approved of President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees. Just the day before, Rasmussen, another pollster, found 57 percent of voters supported it. Then on Sunday, CBS News published a poll showing that just 45 percent […] Read more »