Linley Sanders is a data journalist who previously worked in YouGov‘s U.S. News team.
How well can Americans distinguish real news headlines from fake ones?
A YouGov survey tested Americans' susceptibility to falsehoods in news, and found that on average, they failed to correctly classify one-third of headlines as either real or fake.29 Jun 2023
Many Americans are anticipating a warmer-than-normal summer
The latest Economist/YouGov poll finds that 46% of Americans expect that temperatures in their local area will be warmer than in previous summers, while 31% expect them to stay generally the same.02 Jun 2023
Nearly half of Americans say there is a lot of discrimination against transgender people in the U.S.
By 40% to 35%, Americans are more likely to disapprove than approve of the way Joe Biden has been handling gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues.01 Jun 2023
What do Americans think of adaptations in the remake of The Little Mermaid?
A new YouGov poll reveals that Americans are more likely to oppose (47%) than support (30%) modifications intended to better align classic media entertainment with current social values.24 May 2023
Most Americans think a mass shooting is very or somewhat likely to happen in their own community
Roughly one in 10 U.S. adults (13%) say they have already been affected by a mass shooting in their own community.18 May 2023
Three in five Americans say if George Santos does not resign, he should be removed from Congress
A majority of Republicans (54%) now view Representative George Santos unfavorably.18 May 2023
Americans' favorite pizza topping is pepperoni. Their least favorite, by far: anchovies
Pepperoni has many lovers and few haters: Fewer than 1% of Americans say it's their least favorite topping.16 May 2023
Americans' opinions on 20 different music genres, from classic rock to hip-hop and rap
Classic rock is overwhelmingly popular among all Americans, but older adults show an even greater appreciation for it than younger adults.11 May 2023
Americans' views on book bans and the challenged books that they have read
Book bans divide Americans — there is no clear majority when it comes to whether books should be removed from public libraries or public school spaces.09 May 2023
Trust in Media 2023: What news outlets do Americans trust most for information?
When it comes to the national rankings, The Weather Channel is followed by national public broadcaster PBS (+30), the U.K. news outlet BBC (+29), and The Wall Street Journal (+24) in national trust.08 May 2023