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(Week of 3/16/2013) Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which restricted recognition of marriage by the federal government only to those between a man and a woman.  Americans in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll would overturn that law, and by ...
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Ten years after the Iraq war, YouGov's Director of Political and Social research, Joe Twyman, discusses the sectarianism that divides the country During the early months of my time in Iraq I witnessed a very interesting event at Baghdad International Airport (colloquially known as 'BIAP') that, for me, came to ...
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(Week of 2/23/2013) Congressional approval has been extraordinarily low for the last few years: in this week’s Economist/YouGov Poll only 10% of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job.  60% disapprove. This negative sentiment is bipartisan.  Just 13% of Republicans and 14% of Democrats approve, as do ...
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(Week of 2/23/2013) One of the most intractable judgments held by Americans is that the economy is still on the downslide.  Despite the slow drop in unemployment and the rise of the stock market, 39% in this week’s Economist/YouGov Poll say the economy is getting worse.  Just 25% say it is ...
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