Many voters still doubt whether the Vice President is presidential material Vice Presidential reputations and fortunes are often closely tied to those of the President ... read more
Nearly half of Americans think that Vladimir Putin poses a threat to the United States, and Russia is identified as the most serious military threat ... read more
Americans who have protested before want the US government to stand up for protesters abroad rather than maintaining good relations with foreign governments One in ... read more
Hillary Clinton is a public figure with wide popularity – and fierce detractors Former First Lady and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads all ... read more
Americans got something they did not expect from the just-finished Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia – a successful and safe competition. Though the United States ... read more
More than sixty years since the question was first asked, electricity is still considered to be the greatest invention in human history Americans see the ... read more
American attitudes about the Sochi Winter Olympics seem to have turned a corner Americans didn’t expect the Sochi Olympics to be a success – and ... read more
Though many think the Catholic Church has changed direction for the better in terms of it's handling of sexual abuse, many Americans have an unfavorable ... read more
Political polarization does impact views about the economy, but it doesn't tell the whole story Despite evidence that the economy is slowly getting better, many ... read more
The beliefs of many “birthers” – those who think that President Obama was born outside the United States – may not be as set in ... read more
Model Politics’s mission is to help readers engage modern political puzzles by bringing YouGov-collected survey data to bear on popular political questions. The blog is written by professional political scientists and is devoted to the rigorous analysis of data on politics, polling, public affairs, and culture. It aims to replace polemics often found in popular accounts of politics with evidence-based argument.
Model Politics was founded by Doug Rivers(YouGov) and Lynn Vavreck (UCLA) in the summer of 2010, and is produced, funded, and hosted by YouGov. Blog posts rely on survey data run each week on a representative sample of 1000 Americans.