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Americans strongly agree that wrestling should be in the Olympics, but other, less conventional sports - such as pole dancing - do not enjoy such support An article in the Wall Street Journal last week highlighted the attempts that the organizers of "pole sports" - better known as pole dancing ...
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People generally support mandatory minimum sentences, but there are doubts about their effectiveness.  Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced an overhaul of how the federal government approaches the prosecution of certain crimes. Currently, people who are convicted of dealing even small amounts of illegal drugs can face lengthy prison sentences. ...
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(Week of 8/12/2013) Americans seem smarter when it comes to recognizing problems than seeing the good side: in the last few years they have been slow in recognizing the slow national economic improvement. The latest Economist/YouGov Poll suggests that is also true about federal budget deficits. Americans clearly know when ...
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(Week of 8/12/2013) The President receives limited support for one of his latest foreign policy decisions. Although Americans in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll clearly disapprove of Russia’s decision to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency analyst who leaked information about U.S. electronic surveillance, they also think ...
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Americans are increasingly concerned with the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport, and a significant number think A-Rod isn't facing a proper punishment.  (Week of 8/5/2013) To many fans, the New York Yankees’ third-baseman and three-time MVP, Alex Rodriguez, may have gotten off easy. His 211-game suspension would keep ...
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