Taylor Orth is a data journalist and public opinion researcher. She received a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and a Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford in 2020. She is now based in San Antonio, Texas.
How Americans feel about 30 card games
Solitaire (83%) and Go Fish (79%) top the list of card games that Americans are most likely to have played before. Other games ever played by at least half of Americans are Blackjack (70% have played), Old Maid (66%), War (62%), Poker (60%), Hearts (46%), Crazy Eights (56%), Gin Rummy (52%), and Spades (50%).08 Jun 2023
How have recent job-market gains shaped American opinions on the economy?
Prices remain a major concern among many and continue to be ranked as Americans' most important issue, far above unemployment.08 Jun 2023
Most Americans think Trump intentionally took classified documents with him after leaving office
About half of people (49%) believe Trump should face criminal charges for his handling of classified documents.07 Jun 2023
Half of Americans say Dianne Feinstein's health and age severely limit her ability to serve
Many are also concerned about Biden’s health and age: 45% say it severely affects his ability to do the job of president.07 Jun 2023
Americans are divided on AI's societal impact, but most support government regulation
Nearly three-quarters of Americans — including majorities of Democrats (79%) and Republicans (73%) — believe that AI should be either somewhat or heavily regulated by the government.25 May 2023
Most Americans who like Elon Musk also have a favorable view of Ron DeSantis
An overlap in favorable views between Musk and DeSantis suggests a commonality in their appeal among Republicans. However, Republicans currently say they prefer former President Donald Trump to DeSantis as their nominee by a margin of two to one.25 May 2023
American women describe their experiences with menstrual periods
Our latest survey explores topics such as the age people got their first period, how they were educated about menstruation, and their experiences with period pain and pain management.11 May 2023
American women describe their experiences with menopause
Women are more likely to describe their experiences with menopause as negative rather than positive, with many saying they've experienced hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, and mood changes.11 May 2023
Who should decide what's included in K-12 public school curriculums?
What should a parent who objects to material included in public school curriculums do? Americans are divided between two options, with slightly more saying parents "should attempt to get the school to change its curriculum" than saying they "should send their child to a different school or homeschool them."08 May 2023
How often and where Americans get information on the weather
When viewing or listening to their local weather forecast, Americans are most likely to say they pay attention to two indicators: temperature (75%) and precipitation (60%).08 May 2023