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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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Most Americans back a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but Republicans buck the trend and tend to oppose immigration reform Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress say they will try to pass some sort of immigration reform this year, but the American public, in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, comes ...
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Most Americans oppose the direct payment subsidies for farmers, while Democrats overwhelmingly disagree with cuts to food stamps After two years of the bitter wrangling Congress appears to be on the verge of passing a Farm Bill that could significantly change how the federal government subsidises agriculture. One of the ...
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Most Americans think that donations play a major role in the policy decisions of elected officials, and there is large support for capping donations to political campaigns. The 2012 election cycle, which included the Presidential election, was the most expensive on record with around $7 billion being spent on the ...
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