New data from an Economist/YouGov poll finds that most Americans (68%) say that they would feel unsafe if they lived in a large city.
Just 16 percent of Americans describe their summer as a good one, while nearly three time that many call it a bad summer (or the worst ever). Democrats are 12 points more likely than Republicans to say that, and those who have more than a four-year college education are also more negative than those who do not.
44 percent of Americans say they would be willing to date someone with political views different than their own. About two in five (39%) say they would be not very or not at all willing to do so.
Millennials (46%) are less likely than both older and younger generations to say that they think the American Dream is within reach for them personally.
Close to one in five (17%) Americans say chocolate ice cream is their favorite flavor.
When asked about whether they were feeling generally optimistic or pessimistic about their life for the rest of 2020, 54 percent chose optimism.
People tend to believe that victory in popular card games like Uno and Go Fish is based on random chance. But, a betting game like poker is seen as requiring more skill than luck.
Americans who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community are far more likely (69%) to say they believe sexuality is a spectrum, according to a recent YouGov poll.
As Americans dust off their barbeques and prepare for Memorial Day Weekend, hamburgers will likely be among the first summertime staples to grace their grills. According to a YouGov survey in May, 73 percent of Americans say they like meat-based burgers.
YouGov has been tracking attitudes to coronavirus in Britain since lockdown began on 23 March, with our US tracker starting a few days later on 26 March, and in Germany on 30 April.
Alongside T-shirts and baseball hats, face masks are now quickly becoming a fashion accessory for self expression, including conveying political views.
Today, about a quarter (26%) of Coloradans say the state-level recreational cannabis laws have been a “success only” and another 45 percent say they have been “more of a success than a failure.”
During the course of April, the share of Americans who wore face masks while out in public surged from 17 percent at the start of the month to 63 percent by month’s end.
As Americans continue to adjust to the harsh new reality brought on by the pandemic, many seem to be looking to escape through video games, according to a YouGov survey of 1,175 individuals on the activities they’ve been doing more of since late-March
According to a YouGov study conducted April 24-27 on the activities people look forward to when lockdowns end, mothers cannot wait to visit their loved ones and friends (62%), sit down to eat or drink at a restaurant or bar (59%), go shopping in-person (50%), and visit a salon (49%).
Data from YouGov Direct finds that 41 percent of US adults surveyed believe that Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is Mexico’s Independence Day.
Nearly half (47%) of Americans working from home aren’t always wearing pants (or other legwear) during their workday.
Almost two in five (38%) Millennials reported feeling lonely during the COVID-19 outbreak.
As we enter the second month of lockdowns, YouGov surveyed 1,175 Americans on the activities they’ve been doing more of since late-March and what they look forward to when lockdowns end and businesses reopen.
YouGov polling from over the weekend (April 24-26) finds that one in five Americans believe that the current level of restrictions imposed on people like them are too severe (20%).