Over the last few years, YouGov asked Americans to evaluate the relationship between the United States and a set of 56 other countries. Across 43,273 interviews, respondents were asked their view of the relationship between the United States and a sample of around 6-8 countries. Over these interviews, 324,222 different ...
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One of the emerging stories from the 2012 campaign has been Obama’s success (and Romney’s failure) at data mining and microtargeting. While many pundits have applauded the efficiency and effectiveness of the efforts of the Obama campaign, some political observers have bristled at the privacy implications.  Terms such as “creepy” and ...
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Throughout the year, I have been tracking beliefs about President Obama’s citizenship (see here, here, and here). YouGov has asked whether “Barack Obama was born in the United States of America.” The pattern of results to this question has been extremely stable over the last year. About 55-60 percent of ...
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On November 29, the Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform conducted hearings on “A Look into the Federal Response to the Rising Rates of Autism.” A persistent theme of the hearing was the alleged link between vaccinations and autism. Congressman Dan Burton led the charge, arguing, “I’m convinced that ...
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In 21st century America, most voters have ceased to regard adultery or homosexuality as barriers to holding senior posts in politics, the military, business or government-funded services. General Petraeus’s tangled life may have cost him is job as director of the CIA, but most Americans believe that it is no ...
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