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These are the topline results of a YouGov/Economist survey of 1000 US adults interviewed December 14-16, 2013 on the current Congressional budget deal. The results show that a majority of Americans prefer a member of Congress who compromises rather than sticks to principles absolutely, but almost half think a better ...
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Most Americans say that this Congress has done less than normal, while only around a third of the public approve of the new budget deal. Although last week’s Congressional compromise budget deal is about to become law, the agreement hasn’t registered as a net positive for all Americans. Conservative opposition ...
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The federal government is one of the least trusted institutions in the country, trusted even less than banks and financial firms. The federal government is currently preparing to implement a new rule, the so-called 'Volcker Rule', named after former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker who has been its main proponent. The ...
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Most Americans agree that parents should be allowed to homeschool their children, but also believe that homeschool students should be tested and monitored by states. Homeschooling has entered the news in recent weeks as now grown-up homeschoolers begin to talk about their experiences and call for closer regulation of homeschooling. Over the ...
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While Americans are split on the appropriateness of Obama's 'selfie' during Mandela's memorial, most agree there is a time and place for the self photo shoots. Last week, the nation of South Africa held a memorial ceremony honoring the late Nelson Mandela. The event was attended by nearly 100 heads ...
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Most people think that the founding fathers were justified in their violent rebellion against the British government, but few apart from the French Resistance enjoy such widespread support.  The struggle against apartheid in South Africa, the fight against the British in colonial America, and the civil war in Libya to ...
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Half (49%) of Americans have given to non-profit or charitable organizations in the last 12 months. More than one third of the population (34%) donate to their church or religious institution, with 72% of those donors making their contribution in the form of a regular tithe or gift. Only 25% ...
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