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One year on, Americans still negative about the ACA image

One year on, Americans still negative about the ACA

A year after the troubled launch of healthcare.gov, many Americans still have a poor view of the Affordable Care Act. Although opinions have changed in the last year, the movement has been glacial, and the best small success may be that in the last few months, the Economist/YouGov Poll finds more even-handedness when the public is asked whether the law, also known as Obamacare, should be kept or simply repealed. The change took place earlier this year, after what appeared ... read more


Politics

Worst polluting states least worried about climate change

Worst polluting states least worried about climate change image

Voters in states with highest CO2 emissions per person are the least worried about global warming While climate change, or global warming, has not emerged as a top issue in every campaign this year, it has arguably played a bigger ... read more

High support for Ebola quarantine

High support for Ebola quarantine image

Most Americans support a quarantine for people coming from countries badly affected by Ebola read more


Consumer

’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

iPhone and Samsung Launches Bring Highest Scores Of The Year

iPhone and Samsung Launches Bring Highest Scores Of The Year image

Just as Apple’s iPhone 6 launch hoopla was subsiding after having reached its highest consumer perception levels in two years, Samsung’s aggressive counter-campaign and product news appear to have sent its scores climbing in Apple’s place. YouGov BrandIndex measured iPhone ... read more


Life

Over a quarter of Americans have made malicious online comments

Over a quarter of Americans have made malicious online comments image

A “troll”, in internet terminology, is someone who is deliberately provocative, upsetting others by starting arguments or posting inflammatory messages on online comment sections.  Trolling is a problem that is gaining increasing attention and some websites are changing their comments ... read more

Gay issue divides U.S. Catholic population

Gay issue divides U.S. Catholic population image

Catholics are divided on whether or not the Church should adapt its teachings to modern opinions, particularly when it comes to homosexuality read more


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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

Americans begin to see employment gains

10/11/2014

As unemployment drops below 6% for the first time since 2008, Americans are finally beginning to notice the slow improvement in the economy Americans may ... read more


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