Eli McKown-Dawson is a contributor on the U.S. News Team and was previously a fall intern. He is an undergraduate student studying political science at Florida State University.
Where do Americans think Biden and Trump stand on the issues?
A recent YouGov poll asked Americans how each candidate’s positions on immigration, climate change, abortion, and other issues compare to the positions of other elected members of their respective parties.20 Nov 2023
Which government agencies do Americans think should get more or less funding?
Most agencies get support from more Americans for an increase of funding than for a decrease — though with high percentages backing no change in funding or unsure, there is majority support for funding increases for only two agencies, and majority support for decreases for none.15 Nov 2023
How do Americans feel about ticket-price transparency for airline flights?
About one-quarter (28%) of U.S. adult citizens end up paying more than initially quoted for their online flight tickets always or most of the time, while another 16% sometimes pay more than the initial price.17 Oct 2023
How question style can influence survey responses: the effect of multiple-select
When YouGov surveys Americans, we aim to ask questions that accurately measure their beliefs, expectations, and behaviors. How we ask these questions can affect how survey takers respond.18 Sep 2023
Americans’ opinions of six presidents: JFK, FDR, Teddy Roosevelt, Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln
Americans are divided on which party Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln would belong to if they were active in modern politics.11 Aug 2023
Americans’ rankings of 30 occupations
The occupations Americans think have the most positive impact tend to be seen as underpaid. Politicians, CEOs, and professional athletes are seen as the most overpaid but rank near the bottom for positive impact.20 Jul 2023
Pets and morality: How attached are Americans to their pets?
American pet owners asked whether they'd save the pet they are most personally attached to, rather than an unspecified dog, are roughly twice as likely to choose to save the animal over people.10 Jul 2023
Americans’ opinions on state preemption of local laws are driven by partisanship
Both Democrats and Republicans think that the other party preempts local laws more often than they think their own party does.09 Jun 2023
Two-thirds of Americans think the country is more divided than usual
City dwellers are more likely than Americans living in suburbs, towns, and rural areas to say that the country is more united than usual.29 Apr 2023
How do Americans feel about regulation of public universities?
Recent polling by YouGov shows that Americans are largely divided on issues of campus speech, DEI initiatives, CRT programs, and state intervention in college curricula.15 Mar 2023