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May 13, 2021

Less Than Half of U.S. Voters Confident Government Can Protect Pipelines

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.

May 6, 2021

Cable News Audience Tunes Out CNN in Post-Trump Era

It may be that the biggest loser in last year’s election wasn’t a political candidate, but CNN, which has seen its ratings drop precipitously since former President Donald Trump left office in January.

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April 21, 2021

‘Get Woke, Go Broke?’ 37% Buying Less Coke

Coca-Cola was one of the companies that publicly condemned Georgia’s new election integrity law, and the Atlanta-based soft drink bottler may pay a price for getting involved in that controversy.

April 20, 2021

55% of Voters Oppose Supreme Court Expansion, But Most Democrats Support It

Democrats in Congress last week proposed legislation to increase the number of Supreme Court justices from nine to 13, but most voters oppose the so-called “court-packing” plan.

April 14, 2021

Americans Still Support English as Official Language

More than half the states have made English their official language, and nearly three-quarters of Americans believe that should be the policy nationwide.

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April 13, 2021

Election Integrity: 62% Don’t Think Voter ID Laws Discriminate

Most voters say it’s more important to prevent cheating in elections than to make it easier to vote and, by more than a two-to-one margin, they reject claims that voter ID laws are discriminatory.

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April 9, 2021

60% of Democrats Support Moving Baseball All-Star Game From Atlanta

After Georgia passed a new election law, Major League Baseball (MLB) decided to punish Georgia by moving the annual All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver. Most Americans think it’s a bad idea to mix sports and politics, but a majority of Democratic voters say MLB made the right decision.

April 7, 2021

20% Will Wait To May 17 To File Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for filing 2020 income taxes to May 17, but most Americans still plan to file by April 15 as usual. Fewer are worried about an IRS audit this year.

April 6, 2021

75% Say Voter ID Necessary, Majority Oppose Georgia Boycott

Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from Atlanta to punish Georgia for enacting a new election integrity law, but most voters support the law and oppose calls for business boycotts against Georgia.

March 30, 2021

41% Favor Getting Rid of Senate Filibuster

Democrats are threatening to change the rules of the U.S. Senate to eliminate the filibuster, and voters are divided over whether this is a good idea.

March 10, 2021

65% of Voters Say Politicians Want More Money and Power for Government

How much money and power should government have? Voters want it to have less than it does, but they believe politicians want it to have even more.

March 4, 2021

Most GOP Voters View Republicans in Congress as Out of Touch

With Joe Biden in the White House and Democrats controlling both houses of Congress, Republican voters don’t feel very well represented in Washington these days, not even by their own party’s congress members.

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March 1, 2021

55% Oppose D.C. Statehood

Democrats in Congress are pushing to confer statehood on the District of Columbia, but most Americans are against the idea. In fact, statehood for Puerto Rico is more popular than statehood for the nation’s capital.

February 23, 2021

Most Don’t Believe Infrastructure Maintenance Is a Federal Responsibility

President Biden is reportedly contemplating “major infrastructure investment” as part of his legislative agenda, but most Americans don’t think that’s a job for the federal government.

February 10, 2021

With Biden in the White House, Democrats Become More Concerned About Leaks

Half of voters believe America’s national security is damaged when media outlets publish classified information, and Democrats are more likely to share that view now than when Donald Trump was president.

February 2, 2021

Most Voters Still Support ‘America First’ Policy, Not Confident Biden Agrees

Support for an “America First" foreign policy has grown stronger, but most voters don’t think President Biden shares their view.

February 1, 2021

Voters See Less Tolerance for Political Differences

President Biden promised to unify the country, but voters say Americans are becoming more intolerant of political disagreement.

January 20, 2021

Most Voters Concerned About Biden’s Safety at Inauguration

Thousands of National Guard troops are deployed in Washington, D.C., to protect Joe Biden as he is sworn in today as the 46th President of the United States. Most voters say they are concerned for Biden’s safety, but fewer plan to watch the entire inauguration ceremony.

January 14, 2021

Will Democrats Make Life Better? Survey Finds Voters Are Divided

With Democrats now controlling both houses of Congress and Joe Biden preparing to become President, voters are divided along partisan lines about whether this will improve life for the average American.

January 12, 2021

Most Voters Say News Media Have Too Much Influence Over Government

The news media have too much influence over what government does, according to a majority of voters, many of whom worry the media’s power will grow under Joe Biden’s presidency.