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Is Kansas City really America's team? image

Is Kansas City really America's team?

Kansas City is the favorite team of baseball fans in the World Series, even though they narrowly expect the Giants to actually win The San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals may be even: tied one-one after the first two World Series games.  But America definitely has a favorite.  In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, conducted mostly before the Series began, Americans who cared about the outcome were rooting for the Kansas City Royals to win – by two to ... read more


Politics

Few expect an end to gridlock, whichever party wins Senate

Few expect an end to gridlock, whichever party wins Senate image

Whether it’s Democrats or Republicans who control the Senate for the next two years, Americans don’t expect many more bills to become law The 113th Congress is on course to be least productive in modern history, and both parties have ... read more

Ebola: Less worry, but public wants strict controls

Ebola: Less worry, but public wants strict controls image

Americans are less worried this week about contracting Ebola, but a large majority still support strict controls on potential Ebola victims read more


Consumer

Lincoln’s Quirky Ads Drive Awareness Not Consideration

Lincoln’s Quirky Ads Drive Awareness Not Consideration image

Lincoln Motors’ quirky Matthew McConaughey ads have given the car manufacturer some of the best ad awareness and consumer perception numbers they’ve had in a long time, but they seem to be having little effect on possible consumer purchases. Since ... read more

’Tis the Season: 2014 Shaping Up to Be a Happy Holiday

’Tis the Season: 2014 Shaping Up to Be a Happy Holiday image

Overall spending is up 8.7%; online sales outpace in-store purchases while charitable giving and “self-gifting” are on the rise. Holiday spending is expected to be strong this year, according to the Survey of Affluence and Wealth, published by Time Inc. ... read more


Life

Economy Minus

Economy Minus image

There have been recent murmurings in the press about a new “Economy Minus “ class on planes featuring seats with even smaller legroom.  The new service has not yet been connected to a specific airline. After a few notable air ... read more

We prefer to buy things, but experiences make us happier

We prefer to buy things, but experiences make us happier image

Americans narrowly tend to say that they'd spend a windfall on buying things instead of experiences, even though they say experiences would be a better investment in life read more


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Ebola: Less worry, but public wants strict controls

10/23/2014

Americans are less worried this week about contracting Ebola, but a large majority still support strict controls on potential Ebola victims Americans are a little ... read more

High support for Ebola quarantine

10/15/2014

Most Americans support a quarantine for people coming from countries badly affected by Ebola In the days after the second person was diagnosed with Ebola ... read more


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