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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finds more even-handedness when the public is asked whether the law, also known as Obamacare, should be kept or simply repealed.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

Americans favor cooperating with Iran in anti-ISIS campaign

Americans favor cooperating with Iran in anti-ISIS campaign image

Nearly half the public favors working with Iran to defeat ISIS and only a quarter oppose it read more

Most Americans would pick common sense over knowledge

Most Americans would pick common sense over knowledge image

Americans choose common sense over knowledge and want the same from their politicians – but not their doctors 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

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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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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