Polling

  • 10.31.17

    Politics and Global Warming, October 2017

    This report from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication investigates U.S. public opinion on Climate Change. It finds that "Americans "very worried" about global warming has reached a record high (22%) since first measured in 2008." There are also other key changes in public opinion: Americans increasi...Read More

  • 02.15.17

    Healthcare Polling Data

    Healthcare and specifically discussions of the Affordable Care Act have been prominent in U.S. politics for a number of years. It was a major issue in the 2016 election and will continue to be a prominent issue as the new administration addresses the issue. This article gives a quick overview of trends in public op...

    Healthcare and specifically discussions of the Affordable Care Act have been prominent in U.S. politics for a number of years. It was a major issue in the 2016 election and will continue to be a prominent issue as the new administration addresses the issue. This article gives a quick overview of trends in public opinion polling around healthcare in the U.S. - approval of the ACA, whether they are satisfied with the cost of their insurance, and whether they think healthcare coverage is the responsibility of the federal government.

    Healthcare Polling Slide1

  • 01.26.17

    Union Membership Data And Polling

    This article looks at The Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers on union membership in 2016 and trends over time, as well as public opinion of unions....

    This article looks at The Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers on union membership in 2016 and trends over time, as well as public opinion of unions. 

    Union Slide 1

     

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  • 11.14.16

    4 Possible Reasons The Polls Got It So Wrong This Year

    A common criticism of the media after the 2016 election was that the polling and pundits got the election result drastically wrong. This article from NPR looks at the polling leading up to the 2016 election and gives an analysis of how far they were actually off and why they predicted the final result wrong. It c...Read More

  • 03.06.16

    Climate Change Polling Data

    One of the major hurdles in implementing necessary change to address climate change is public opinion of the issue. Gallup and other prominent public polling firms have tracked public opinion about climate change and global warming since before 2000. This article examines what the American public thinks about clim...

    One of the major hurdles in implementing necessary change to address climate change is public opinion of the issue. Gallup and other prominent public polling firms have tracked public opinion about climate change and global warming since before 2000.

    This article examines what the American public thinks about climate change and why so much cognitive dissonance exists around doing something to address it. 

    CC Polling Data Slide 1 v2

  • 01.14.14

    The Myth Behind Defensive Gun Ownership

    This article from Politico looks at the argument that "millions of gun owners successfully use their firearms to defend themselves and their families from criminals. Despite having nearly no academic support in public health literature, this myth is the single largest motivation behind gun ownership" It describes ...Read More