Rising above public opinion

Let’s face it: Americans have rarely been anxious to open their “golden door” to the world’s “tired … poor … huddled masses yearning to breathe free; the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” But America has always been great when it has been good to immigrants and refugees. CONT. Mark […] Read more »

Reuters/Ipsos online poll: Trump’s travel ban polarizes America

Americans are sharply divided over President Donald Trump’s order to temporarily block U.S. entry for all refugees and citizens of seven Muslim countries, with slightly more approving the measure than disapproving, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. CONT. Chris Kahn, Reuters Read more »

Americans’ Satisfaction Steady or Up, Except on Race Matters

Americans’ satisfaction with both race relations and the situation for blacks and other racial minorities in the U.S. edged down from last year, the only two areas of the 28 Gallup measured to decline significantly over this period. … The biggest positive changes over the past year were increases in […] Read more »

Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes

Shared experiences define what it means to be an American. The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were such a unifying event for modern Americans. Nothing else has come close to being as important or as memorable, according to a new survey conducted by Pew Research Center in association with A+E […] Read more »

In nearly every swing state, voters preferred Hillary Clinton on the economy

Anonymous Twitter dog @nycsouthpaw made an interesting observation on Friday. Clinton won majorities among voters in the rust belt (and nationwide) who said the economy was their primary issue. https://t.co/O8lYvuoohW pic.twitter.com/T7BVkwET76 — southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) December 2, 2016 According to a broad swath of popular understanding, Donald Trump will be the […] Read more »

Public Opinion’s Agenda and Trump: Economic Growth, Healthcare, Immigration, and Infrastructure

The Trump administration will face a public agenda which is mostly domestic in focus. The American public’s number one priority is jobs and the economy. Terrorism as a concern comes in second and is especially important among Republicans. CONT. Clifford Young, Ipsos Public Affairs Read more »