Oana Dumitru is a contributor on the U.S. News Team and was previously a summer intern. She is a Ph.D. candidate in social psychology at New York University.
Which school subjects do Americans say are most relevant to their lives?
Aside from the subjects most often included in school curricula, there are other skills that Americans say would be useful for students to learn in grades K-12. More than nine in 10 Americans say that each of the skills of spelling, cooking, typing, and writing a check are somewhat or very useful for students to learn31 Aug 2023
What do Americans think about the U.S. prison system?
Americans are fairly split on whether or not the level of incarceration is a problem in the U.S. and few Americans say prisoners are treated inhumanely. But majorities say several bad outcomes happen often to prisoners.10 Aug 2023
What do Americans think about different parenting styles, and which style did they grow up with?
More Americans consider an authoritative parenting style to be effective than do any of the other five major styles, and most Americans think parents today aren't tough enough with their children.16 Jul 2023
Do Americans think moral values in the U.S. are declining?
What do Americans think about changes in morality, and are they right?15 Jul 2023
What do Americans say about their attachment styles?
A recent YouGov survey asked Americans a series of questions related to attachment styles — and found major links to the attachment styles of their childhood caregivers and romantic partners, as well as to companionship and to social media usage.16 Jun 2023
What do Americans say about art styles and their own artistic abilities?
Younger adults are particularly confident in their own artistic ability and more likely to know and like many different styles of art.25 Apr 2023
Morality and religion: How closely do Americans think they are related?
Even though religion is important to many Americans, most of them do not think that religion is a requirement for morality.19 Apr 2023
Do Americans consider AI in courtrooms, hiring, and the military to be moral?
By 54% to 22%, Americans say they don’t think AI could learn to be moral.19 Apr 2023
Which well-known works do Americans think are art — and which do they think they could replicate?
Almost one-quarter of Americans say they could probably or definitely replicate "Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat" by Vincent Van Gogh.13 Apr 2023
How do Americans view the morality of personal and societal health decisions?
Americans are divided on whether people who smoke should have to pay more for health insurance than people who do not.13 Apr 2023