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A recent definition of appropriate corporal punishment on children by the Kansas legislature is seen as too severe - but only just Last week the Kansas state legislature discussed a bill seeking to define corporal punishment guidelines for parents and teachers. The bill was defeated, but included a detailed description ...
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Most people think the government should require higher fuel efficiency standards, but almost a quarter of Americans think the government should not be involved at all. Last Tuesday, President Obama announced that the government will be implementing higher fuel efficiency standards for medium and heavy duty trucks, along with plans ...
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Americans are unsure whether Derek Jeter's legacy will be one of sportsmanship or celebrity, but Yankee fans are disappointed by his departure. Derek Jeter, current captain of the New York Yankees, announced his intention to retire after the 2014 season via Facebook last week. Jeter has played 19 seasons wearing the Yankee ...
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These are the topline results of a YouGov/Economist survey of 1000 US adults interviewed February 15-17, 2014 on inventions. The results show that Electricity has remained the greatest invention, while weapons are the worst. The margin of error is 4.2%. Click here to see full tables and demographic crossbreaks
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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 pace of scientific and technical change as about right – with as many saying it’s too slow as thinking it’s too fast.  The latest Economist/YouGov ...
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These are the topline results of a YouGov/Economist survey of 1000 US adults interviewed February 15-17, 2014 on the science and scientists. The results show that many Americans are skeptical of whether or not scientists can be fully trusted to tell the truth. The margin of error is 4.2%. Click here to ...
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One in two Republicans think that people who don't pay anything in tax shouldn't have the right to vote Tom Perkins, the controversial former venture capitalist and erstwhile romantic novelist, has made headlines recently with his proposal that people who don't earn enough to pay taxes shouldn't be allowed to ...
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