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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.

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January 8, 2021

Most Voters Want Congress to Work With Biden

Americans don’t expect the new Congress to be better than the last one, but most say it would be better for Congress to work with President-elect Joe Biden than to oppose him.

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January 6, 2021

GOP Voters Strongly Support Senators Challenging Biden’s Election

More than a dozen senators say they will challenge Joe Biden’s election when Congress meets today to certify the results, and Republican voters overwhelmingly support the challenge.

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January 5, 2021

70% Worry About Government Spying on Americans

Most voters are concerned about the government spying on U.S. citizens, and many are worried such surveillance will increase under the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden.

December 28, 2020

72% of Republicans See Trump As Model for Party’s Future

When the Republican Party reorganizes itself next year, GOP voters strongly believe President Trump should remain the role model, but most think the party should look for a new face to be its next presidential candidate.

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December 10, 2020

Voters See Biden More Responsive to Media Than Trump

Voters think Joe Biden cares more about what the media thinks than President Trump does but don’t see either man as media-focused as Congress.

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December 9, 2020

Voters Expect Biden To Be As Strong A President As Trump

Voters remain generally comfortable with the power of the U.S. presidency and expect Joe Biden to exercise it about the same way President Trump has.

December 3, 2020

Most Still Want Citizenship Question on U.S. Census

Americans continue to agree with the Trump administration that the U.S. Census should include a citizenship question and say illegal immigrants should not be counted when congressional seats are being apportioned.