Democrats strongly agree with their nominee Joe Biden that America is entering “a dark winter” because of the coronavirus, but other voters aren’t nearly as gloomy. President Trump is more upbeat, promising a COVID-19 vaccine soon, and most voters say they’re likely to get one.
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Just over half of Americans report that schools are open for in-person teaching where they live, and most parents in these communities are sending their kids back to school despite the lingering coronavirus threat. Perhaps in part that’s because parents question whether at-home learning is working.
President Trump has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize following the new U.S.-brokered peace deals in the Middle East. Americans are evenly divided over whether he deserves it.
Voters feel better about America’s public schools these days, but most agree with President Trump that we need to restore patriotic education to the curriculum.
Despite the easing of the lockdown in many communities, concern about the coronavirus has changed little from earlier this summer. Most Americans worry more about the virus’ health impact than how it will hurt their pocketbooks.
Players in the collegiate Pac-12 Conference are pushing for unionization and with it payment for their play. Most Americans don’t like either idea, but for close fans of college athletics, the time has come.
Most parents want their kids to go back to school in the fall, but teachers’ unions nationwide are fighting efforts to reopen. Americans, especially those with children, are now more critical of those unions and suspect that they have too much influence over local school operations.
Americans are closely divided over whether an anti-coronavirus vaccine is coming by the end of the year, but a sizable number are willing to be guinea pigs to get the job done. Most still say they’re likely to get the vaccine when it’s here but not as many as three months ago.
Americans are sending more negative signals than positive ones over the decision by many professional sports organizations to promote the controversial Black Lives Matter movement.
The vast majority of Americans say their immediate family has escaped the coronavirus so far, but just over half say their state has started tightening up again because of the surge of new cases.
Americans believe blacks are more racist than whites, Hispanics and Asians in this country.
As the coronavirus lockdown loosens in many states, most parents of school-age children think schools should reopen this fall and say it will be bad for students if they do not.
Most Americans continue to see political correctness as a problem that is killing free speech in this country.
Support for the long-standing name of Washington, DC’s professional football franchise has fallen dramatically, so perhaps it’s no surprise that the Washington Redskins have reportedly decided to change their name.
With America emerging from the coronavirus lockdown, use of face masks has risen, and Americans are more sympathetic to penalties for those who don’t wear one in public.
Respect for the Fourth of July is down this year, although most still recognize that it marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But Americans aren’t so sure the Founding Fathers who signed that important document would be happy with the country they initiated this day.
Most Americans expect their local schools to reopen this fall after the spring’s coronavirus lockdown. Two-out-of-three parents say they’re likely to let their kids go back.
Fear of coronavirus remains high, with Americans expressing less confidence that the U.S. public health system can handle it.
With the coronavirus lockdown easing in much of the country, most Americans plan to return to restaurants in the next month, although they admit they are worried about catching the virus while dining out.
Americans strongly reject the call by a leading Black Lives Matter activist to remove “white Jesus” from churches and elsewhere. His message resonates far stronger among black Americans than others.