Survey: Nearly Seventy Percent of Americans Report ‘News Fatigue’
News is almost unavoidable these days. Twenty-four-hour cable news networks, a nearly endless supply of news websites, and of course, social media, appear to have combined to make Americans feel “worn out.” Nearly 70 percent of people questioned in a recent survey said they were spent by the volume of news, according to a recent […]
Americans Support Talks With North Korea, Remain Skeptical of Outcome
With the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set for June 12 in Singapore, Americans largely support the direct talks between the two countries. The Pew Research Center found that 71 percent of respondents supported the meeting, and only 21 percent disapproved. But while support for the summit […]
Americans’ Sense of Well-being Drops in 2017
Americans’ sense of well-being has dropped, a new poll suggests. According to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, the sense of well-being dropped from a score of 62.1 points in 2016 to 61.5 so far in 2017. The index is measured on a scale of 100 points scale based on five elements. Those include having a […]
Americans Divided About Free Speech
A solid majority of Americans think political correctness has stifled the ability to talk openly about problems facing society, a new survey finds. According to the Cato Institute, 71 percent of Americans “believe that political correctness has silenced important discussions our society needs to have.” Some 58 percent say they’re afraid to share their political […]
Record Number of Americans Support Legal Marijuana
Nearly two-thirds of Americans now favor the legalization of marijuana, the highest percentage yet. According to a poll by Gallup, 64 percent of Americans favor legalizing the plant. When Gallup starting asking Americans the question in 1969, only 12 percent of Americans were for legalizing marijuana. “The trajectory of Americans’ views on marijuana is […]
What Do Americans Fear?
Just in time for Halloween, Chapman University has released it’s survey about what Americans fear the most. Have a look below.
What Your First Name Reveals About Who You Vote For
People named Chad are more likely to be Republicans and those named Bobby, Betty and Curtis tend to support Donald Trump for president. The Jonathans are usually Democrats and people named Juan, Liz or Mohammad are more likely to lean toward Hillary Clinton. That’s the finding of a project put together by Verdant Labs, which […]
Trump Says American Dream Is Dead, Is He Right?
Donald Trump has famously declared that the American Dream is dead, but the majority of middle class Americans seem to disagree with the Republican presidential frontrunner. Sixty-three percent of people surveyed earlier this year believe they are living the American Dream. That finding suggests American optimism hasn’t been a casualty of the recession, despite a report that […]
What Most Prestigious US Jobs Have in Common…and It’s Not Money
The vast majority of American parents — 9-in-10 — would happily encourage their children to become a doctor, an occupation 90 percent of Americans see as prestigious. A new survey finds that doctors top the list of Most Prestigious occupations. Other professions that are held in high esteem include scientists, firefighters and military officers. The types of […]
American Majority Disagrees With Trump on Immigrants
Uncontrolled immigration will put more girls in the United States at risk of female genital mutilation, according to the latest anti-immigrant comments from the camp of presidential candidate Donald Trump. The comments were made by senior aide Stephen Miller. On the campaign trail, the Republican candidate himself has said Mexican immigrants could be rapists or […]