A majority of Americans think that Congress and the President need to do more to help job creation, and the pressure is increasing. Last week’s report of sluggish job creation, with only 74,000 new jobs in December, has extended Americans’ pessimism about the economic future.  The unemployment rate dropped below ...
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Attitudes toward abortion have hardly changed in two years and support for gay marriage is increasing, but half of all Americans think both issues should be handled at the State level. While debates go on in state houses about new abortion limits, half the country admits it knows little about ...
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People are reporting a better experience with healthcare.gov, but significant skepticism over the law and whether or not it is a success persists. Improvements in accessibility for the government’s healthcare.gov website, and the growing number of signups for insurance through the website in December are reflected in this week’s Economist/YouGov ...
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Regarding the US economy, the world as a whole, and their own family's circumstances, Americans are the most pessimistic they have been in several years Americans have weathered several years of negative feelings about the economy, fears for the state of the world, and worries about their own family’s finances. Now ...
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The number of Americans saying that health care reform has been a success is increasing, but even now most still say that it's a failure. Most Americans who attempted to use the government’s troubled healthcare.gov website when it first went live in October were severely disappointed, annoyed and/or angry with ...
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Paul Ryan's popularity in the GOP is dwindling, while Mike Huckabee emerges as most favorable among Republicans. The success of Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray’s budget compromise in getting through a divided and squabbling Congress this week may be a major legislative accomplishment, but it hasn’t necessarily helped ...
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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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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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