Public Opinion Polls

Poll: Majority of Democrats support federal ban on offensive speech, hate speech

It seems that a lot of Americans don’t think that freedom of speech should be protected anymore. A poll released Wednesday by YouGov has found that a small majority of the American public support limiting the First Amendment if it means banning hate speech. The poll , conducted in early May, asked respondents whether they would support a law criminalizing “public comments intended to stir up hatred against a group based on such things as their [...]

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Health Care: We keep hearing about how millions will lose insurance if the Supreme Court strikes down ObamaCare's federal exchange subsidies. But there's another side to this story that never gets discussed until now. The question that the Supreme Court is expected to answer in its King v. Burwell decision in June is whether the law, as written, allows ObamaCare tax subsidies to be paid out to those who enroll through the federal exchange. [...]

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Americans still list government, the economy and unemployment as top problems, even though the unemployment rate continues to drop, the Gallup Poll found. (AP File Photo) (CNSNews.com) - Only one in four Americans, 26 percent, say they are satisfied with the way things are going in this country, a new Gallup Poll finds. Or, viewed another way, 74 percent of Americans apparently are dissatisfied. Americans still list government, the economy and unemployment as top [...]

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Jeremy Beck's Picture Ever since Scott Walker name-dropped Jeff Sessions, the question of immigration levels - and whether they should be increased, decreased, or left the same - has occasionally creeped into the national immigration conversation. We should have had this debate two years ago, when a gang of eight Senators introduced legislation to double future immigration, but the media never showed any interest. The media's focus at the time was on the impact [...]

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Childlessness Falls, Family Size Grows Among Highly Educated Women

Among the Highly Educated, Declines in Childlessness and Increases in Big Families Among women in the United States, postgraduate education and motherhood are increasingly going hand-in-hand. The share of highly educated women who are remaining childless into their mid-40s has fallen significantly over the past two decades. 1 Today, about one-in-five women ages 40 to 44 with a master’s degree or higher (22%) have no children – down from 30% in 1994, according to [...]

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The Harvard Institute of Politics has released the results from its annual poll, which measured Millennials' attitudes. The poll found Millennials have a low opinion of Congress and the federal government. They were split evenly on law enforcement. Support for putting U.S. boots on the ground to fight the Islamic State sat at 35 percent. Millennials don’t trust the federal government, the media, or the American justice system, according to an annual poll from [...]

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Poll: 55 percent say race relations 'worse' under Obama, just 8 percent 'better'

Washington (CNN)If you could create the perfect candidate to succeed Barack Obama as president, what would their background be and what would they think? A new CNN/ORC poll finds most Americans say they would like a candidate who's a seasoned political leader, someone with an executive background, and someone who's willing to change Barack Obama's policies. Rather than assessing the traits of individual candidates, the poll asked respondents to think about their perfect candidate [...]

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Poll: 55 percent say race relations 'worse' under Obama, just 8 percent 'better'

While many Americans believe that President Obama has talked just enough about race in the country, a majority now say that he hasn't worked to improve relations between whites and blacks. The latest Economist/YouGov poll on the issue found that 55 percent believe race relations are worse under Obama, while just 8 percent say relations have improved. "Since Barack Obama has been president, do you think race relations in the United States have gotten [...]

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Public Cites ‘People Taking Advantage,’ Tensions Between Blacks & Police as Top Factors for Unrest

Most Say It Was the ‘Right Decision’ to Charge Police Officers The public sees a number of contributing factors for the outbreak of violence and unrest in Baltimore last week. Public Cites ‘People Taking Advantage,’ Tensions Between Blacks & Police as Top Factors for Unrest About six-in-ten (61%) say that “some people taking advantage of the situation to engage in criminal behavior” contributed a “great deal” to the unrest, while 56% say the same [...]

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(CNSNews.com) - According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , 20.7 percent of the nonfarm jobs in the City of Baltimore in March were government jobs. Nationally, 15.5 percent of all jobs are government jobs. Within the borders of Baltimore City in March, according to BLS, there were 364,200 total “employees.” These employees included both people who lived in the city as well as people who lived outside the city but worked within its [...]

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Poll: 96% of Americans Predict More Racially Fueled Violence This Summer

On the heels of violence in the streets of Baltimore , a whopping 96% of Americans said they believe more racial unrest awaits the U.S. this summer, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll . Police stand in formation as a curfew approaches, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore, a day after unrest that occurred following Freddie Gray’s funeral. (Image source: AP/Patrick Semansky) But blacks and whites were not on the same [...]

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The reason why she is so hated remain a total mystery. They’ve all been reelected several times, but the four top congressional leaders remain an unpopular choice among voters nationwide. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters have an unfavorable opinion of House Speaker John Boehner, and 53% say the same of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Unfavorables are only slightly lower for Senate Majority Leader Mitch [...]

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Mexico Deportations Trim Flow of Child Migrants to U.S.

Mexico Deportations Trim Flow of Child Migrants to U.S. The Mexican government has deported a record number of Central American children traveling without a guardian since last fall, which President Obama and other U.S. officials say has contributed to a significant drop in children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. Mexico’s 3,819 deportations of unaccompanied minors from Central America during the first five months of the fiscal year represent a 56% increase over the same [...]

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One of the protesters outside the Supreme Court today. (Photo: Brian Cahn/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

Photo Credit: The Daily Signal As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in cases involving the freedom of states to make marriage policy, thousands gathered Saturday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the third annual March for Marriage. The event’s largest crowd to date called on the Court to respect the voice of the American people, urging the justices not to impose a redefinition of marriage on the entire country. [...]

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