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July 17, 2014

What America Thinks Should Be Done to Stop Illegal Immigration

Americans have been demanding for years that the government close the borders to illegal immigration, but now with endless young illegal immigrants flooding into the country, the border issue has become a day-to-day, headline-grabbing crisis. How can this illegal immigration be stopped? We decided to find out what America thinks.

July 9, 2014

What America Thinks: Is the NSA Spying on You?

For more than a year, Americans have been extremely distrustful of the federal government’s monitoring and collecting of countless private emails and communications from millions of ordinary citizens in the name of national security. But now it’s getting personal, as National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden has released some of the actual personal data of average Americans that's been collected by Washington D.C.–including details about sexual relationships, mental health problems, political views and financial woes. We decided to find out what America thinks.

July 3, 2014

What America Thinks: Happy 25th Anniversary, Seinfeld!

On July 5, 1989, Seinfeld, “the show about nothing,” premiered on NBC and changed the face of situation comedies. It was an unbridled success, running for nine seasons and named by TV Guide in 2002 as the greatest television program of all time. We decided to find out what America thinks.

June 26, 2014

What America Thinks: Seal the Border

A new surge of children illegally crossing the U.S. border has many wondering what more needs to be done to reform immigration policy. Historically, voters’ opinions have been overwhelmingly clear: secure the border first. We decided to find out what America thinks.

June 18, 2014

What America Thinks About Sending Soldiers Back to Iraq

Over two years after the last U.S. troops left Iraq, an al-Qaeda-led insurgency threatens to take over the country where Americans lost over 4,400 soldiers. Despite the fact that, historically, voters have consistently opposed returning their troops Iraq, President Barack Obama now faces the tough decision of whether or not to send them back. We decided to find out what America thinks.

June 6, 2014

What America Thinks About Negotiating with Terrorists

Prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released in Afghanistan last week as a result of ongoing negotiations between the Obama administration and the Taliban. In exchange for Berghdahl’s freedom, the administration released five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay. The decision is considered controversial on many points, including whether it’s acceptable for the United States to negotiate with terrorists. We decided to find out what America thinks.

May 28, 2014

What America Thinks: Is Congress For Sale?

Most voters know Congress has been riding an historically low approval rating, typically sitting in the single digits. But there may be even worse news in store for our elected officials. With midterm elections looming, we decided to find out what America thinks about Congress.

May 22, 2014

What America Thinks: The Technology Generation

It’s no secret that younger adults tend to be more avid consumers of the latest technology, but just how much of a difference is there between today’s millenials and those who came before them? We decided to find out what America thinks.

May 15, 2014

What America Thinks: Work Won’t Come Easy for New Grads

The economy is always on the top of Americans' minds, especially now, with college commencement ceremonies taking place across the country. As graduation day and the pressure of entering a challenging job market approach, we decided to find out what America thinks.

May 8, 2014

What America Thinks: Racism in Pro Sports?

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's widely-condemned, racially-charged comments have many in the National Basketball Association screaming "foul." In response, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has employed a full-court press to remove Sterling from the Clippers and the stigma of racism from his league. With a national debate on the current state of race relations raging on in the world of sports, we decided to find out what America thinks.

May 1, 2014

What America Thinks: Russia, Not Ukraine, Is the Big Concern

Few voters consider Ukraine a top security concern despite its regular presence in the news these days. Russia is what voters care about.

April 16, 2014

What America Thinks: Congress Stinks

Congress remains the number one political complaint for voters unhappy with the overall direction of the country.

April 9, 2014

What America Thinks About Obamacare: More Sign-Ups, More Unpopular

Despite the Obama administration’s claim that it exceeded its goal of seven million health insurance sign-ups by the end of March, unfavorable opinions of the new national health care law are at their highest level in several months

April 2, 2014

What America Thinks About Big-Time College Athletics and the NCAA

Much of the country is caught up in the March Madness basketball playoffs, but half of Americans think big-time college athletic programs play dirty and that the NCAA isn't doing much about it.

March 26, 2014

What America Thinks About the Missing Plane and Air Travel

Americans have been just as engrossed as the rest of the world in the saga of the missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner. But they overwhelmingly agree that whatever happened to the plane, it won't affect their travel plans, and frequent flyers are even more emphatic about that.

March 19, 2014

What America Thinks: GOP, Democrats Don't See Eye-to-Eye on Taxes, Spending

Many voters express concern about the partisan battling in Washington, DC, but a closer look at what America thinks about taxes and government spending makes it clearer why the political parties disagree so strongly.

March 12, 2014

What America Thinks: Is College These Days Worth the Cost?

Higher education has long been a booming business in the United States, but with record student debt and a difficult jobs picture, many are wondering if they are getting their money's worth from college these days.

March 5, 2014

What America Thinks: Is U.S. Getting Cold War Jitters?

With tensions between the United States and Russia escalating by the hour over Ukraine, Americans are increasingly worried about a return to a Cold War between the superpower rivals that lasted for nearly 50 years.

February 26, 2014

What America Thinks: Just 6% Think U.S. Has the Best Tax System in the World

April 15 will be here soon, and roughly half of Americans believe they pay more than their fair share in taxes.

February 19, 2014

What America Thinks: More Voters Now Consider Afghanistan Nat'l Security Threat

Despite U.S. protests, Afghan authorities last week released 65 prisoners, some involved in attacks on Americans, so it's not surprising that U.S. voters remain pessimistic about a war now in its thirteenth year.