What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 15, 2021
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 49%.
- Most viewers of MSNBC and CNN believe climate change could doom mankind to extinction within 100 years, and viewers of those networks are also likely to overestimate the amount of global warming that has already occurred.
- Concerns about inflation are widespread, as Americans see higher prices for groceries and expect even higher prices in the future.
- While the Biden administration has denied that problems at the southern border are a “crisis,” two-thirds of voters disagree and most say that President Joe Biden’s policies are to blame.
- After Facebook extended its ban of former President Donald Trump, most voters don’t trust censorship decisions by social media companies, but Democratic voters are the exception to the rule.
- Fewer than 50 unarmed black suspects were killed by police last year and more people were killed with knives than with so-called “assault weapons,” but viewers of MSNBC and CNN are far more likely than Fox News viewers to get those facts wrong.
- Economic confidence rose to 123.7 in this month’s Rasmussen Reports Economic Index, up more than nine points from April, the third consecutive monthly increase.
- Last week’s hacker attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline has raised concerns about the nation’s petroleum supply, and less than half of voters are confident that the federal government can protect against similar attacks in the future.
- Denunciations of our nation’s past haven’t made much headway with most Americans, who are still proud of their country’s history, but that pride is unevenly distributed along party lines.
- Forty-two percent (42%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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