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April 16, 2021

66% Say Most Cops Aren’t Racist

As the Minneapolis trial of a former police officer accused of murdering George Floyd nears its conclusion, most voters support their local police and reject claims that cops are racist.

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April 15, 2021

Most Voters Think Jury Will Convict Derek Chauvin, But Expect More Riots Anyway

As the trial of Derek Chauvin nears its conclusion, most voters expect the former Minneapolis police officer to be convicted in George Floyd’s death, but think riots will follow the verdict whatever the jury decides.

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.

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April 7, 2021

Voters Don’t Trust Political News, Say Most Reporters Want to Help Biden

Distrust of political news reporting remains high, and more than half of voters believe the media are in the tank for President Biden.

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.

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April 5, 2021

48% of Voters Say Ex-Policeman Guilty in George Floyd’s Death

As the murder trial of Derek Chauvin enters its second week, a near-majority of voters believe the former Minneapolis police officer should be found guilty in the death of George Floyd.

April 1, 2021

44% of Voters Approve ‘Vaccine Passport’

The Biden administration is reportedly working to develop a COVID-19 “vaccine passport,” but fewer than half of voters think it's a good idea to require proof of vaccination against the coronavirus.

March 31, 2021

Voters Say Cost Is Top Health Care Problem, Favor Free-Market Solutions

Cost is by far the number one problem with America’s health care system, according to voters, but most don’t think more government regulation is the solution.

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 29, 2021

Voters Support Second Amendment Rights

President Joe Biden promised new gun-control measures in the wake of two recent mass shootings, but voters overwhelming believe their right to own guns is protected by the Constitution.

March 26, 2021

Most Voters Don’t Think Gun Control Can Prevent Mass Shootings

In the wake of two mass shootings, President Joe Biden called for Congress to pass new gun-control laws, but nearly two-thirds of voters don’t believe such tragedies are preventable.

March 25, 2021

Biden’s Handling of COVID-19 Wins Majority Approval

Many of his policies have stirred controversy, but when it comes to how Joe Biden has handled the coronavirus pandemic, most voters approve of the job the new president is doing.

March 24, 2021

65% View Border Problem as a National Security Issue

As a surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border confronts President Joe Biden with a crisis, more Americans than ever say controlling the border is a matter of national security.

March 22, 2021

Is It a Border Crisis? Two-Thirds Say Yes, and Most Voters Blame Biden

The White House has spent weeks denying that the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border should be called a “crisis,” but two-thirds of voters say it is a crisis.

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March 16, 2021

Is Joe Biden Really Doing the Job of President? Nearly Half of Voters Doubt It

Voters are evenly divided about President Joe Biden’s ability to perform the duties of his office, and nearly half believe others are really in charge at the White House.

March 15, 2021

73% of Voters Concerned About Border Crisis, Majority Oppose Amnesty

A majority of voters are concerned about the current surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, and oppose plans reportedly being considered by Congress this week to offer amnesty to undocumented immigrants.

March 12, 2021

Majority Support COVID-19 Relief Package, But Agree It Benefits ‘Blue’ States More

Voters overwhelmingly support the COVID-19 relief bill President Joe Biden signed into law Thursday, but most believe the $1.9 trillion package benefits Democrat-run states more.