Hillary Clinton is a public figure with wide popularity – and fierce detractors Former First Lady and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads all Democratic 2016 popularity polls, as she has since December, 2008.  As of now, no other contender comes close: recent Economist/YouGov Polls finds Hillary Clinton far ...
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Americans got something they did not expect from the just-finished Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia – a successful and safe competition.  Though the United States did not win the most medals (Russia did), 55% of Americans in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll describe the Games as “successful,” something only 36% expected ...
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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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Though many think the Catholic Church has changed direction for the better in terms of it's handling of sexual abuse, many Americans have an unfavorable view of the Church. The Catholic Church under Pope Francis is now seen as trying to solve the problem of sexual abuse of children by ...
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Political polarization does impact views about the economy, but it doesn't tell the whole story Despite evidence that the economy is slowly getting better, many Americans have yet to recognize, or acknowledge, any improvement. More than a third – 38% – in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll are convinced that the ...
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After an opening ceremony marred only by technical glitches – not terrorist attacks – and the first days of competition, Americans are feeling somewhat more confident that the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia can take place in safety.  Two weeks ago, in an Economist/YouGov Poll conducted shortly after two terrorist ...
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Americans almost always view what presidents can and can’t do through a partisan lens.  Presidential Executive Orders are no exception. Although there is no direct reference to them in the U.S. Constitution, Executive Orders have been used by Presidents to outlaw slavery in the Confederacy, desegregate the Armed Forces, relocate ...
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