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2/28/2020 AP-NORC poll: Impeachment didn’t dent Trump approval

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Do Americans trust anyone or anything in public life these days?

2/27/2020 AP-NORC poll: Election security, integrity worry Americans

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans have widespread concerns about the security and integrity of elections, with few saying they have high confidence that votes in the 2020 presidential election will be counted accurately.

2/27/2020 AP-NORC poll: How Americans describe 2020 Democrats, Trump

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Competent, a fighter, good. Old, out of touch, disingenuous. And, of course: Who’s that?

2/25/2020 AP-NORC poll: Most Americans plan to participate in census

​ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Most Americans say they are likely to participate in the 2020 census, but some doubt that the U.S. Census Bureau will keep their personal information confidential, a new poll shows.

2/24/2020 AP-NORC poll: Most Americans support Equal Rights Amendment

​PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LaVonne Hirashima had two children by the time she was 20 and no time to get a college degree. Instead, the single parent doubled down at work and built a stable career in information technology, and now works for a government contractor.

2/21/2020 AP-NORC Poll: Democrats feel mixed about nomination process

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic voters feel generally positive about all of their top candidates running for president, but they have only moderate confidence that their party’s nomination process is fair, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

2/20/2020 AP-NORC poll: More Americans worry about flu than new virus

​A wide share of Americans are at least moderately confident in U.S. health officials’ ability to handle emerging viruses, and more express concern about catching the flu than catching the new coronavirus, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

1/30/2020 AP-NORC poll: GOP more fired up for 2020, Democrats anxious

When it comes to the 2020 presidential election, Democrats are nervous wrecks and Republican excitement has grown.

1/24/2020 Poll: Many in US support Trump decision to kill Iran general

​WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows Americans are more likely than not to support President Donald Trump’s decision to order a drone strike that killed an Iranian general, even amid widespread skepticism about his foreign policy overall.

1/22/2020 AP-NORC poll: Public doubts Senate trial will be revealing

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are sharply divided along party lines about whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office, and they doubt the Senate impeachment trial will do anything to change their minds, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

1/10/2020 AP-NORC poll: Americans split on personal, country’s future

​WASHINGTON (AP) — At home and in their own lives, Americans by and large have an upbeat view of the year to come. When it comes to how the country will fare in 2020, well, that’s another matter.

1/6/2020 AP-NORC poll: 66% favor endorsement money for NCAA athletes

​As the NCAA grapples with how to provide athletes opportunities to be compensated for their fame, about two-thirds of Americans support college players being permitted to earn money for endorsements.

1/2/2020 Poll: White evangelicals distinct on abortion, LGBT policy

​White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on abortion restrictions and LGBT discrimination protections, two of the most politically divisive issues at play in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll.

12/20/2019 Poll: Americans grateful at holidays _ and a bit stressed

​MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wade Holcomb has a lot to be grateful for this year. In addition to graduating college and getting a job, he also has a beautiful 4-month-old girl — who will be celebrating her first Christmas with her dad clearly wrapped around her tiny fingers.

11/26/2019 AP-NORC/USAFacts Poll: Social media a political news paradox

​PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — It’s one of America’s leading sources for news about the government, yet also among the least trusted. Social media, a new poll finds, is America’s political news paradox.

11/20/2019 AP-NORC/USAFacts Poll: Facts missing from American democracy

​WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time when many Americans say they’re struggling to distinguish between fact and fiction, the country is broadly skeptical that facts underlie some of the basic mechanisms of democracy in the United States — from political campaigns to voting choices to the policy decisions made by elected officials.

11/14/2019 AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: Americans struggle to ID true facts

​WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharply divided country, here’s something many Americans agree on: It’s hard to know what’s a true and honest fact.

11/11/2019 AP-NORC poll: Many youths say high school diploma is enough

Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

11/3/2019 AP-NORC poll: Interest in campaign is growing, as is anxiety

​WASHINGTON (AP) — A year out from the 2020 general election, there already is significant interest in the presidential campaign. But a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also finds a growing share of Americans feeling anxious and frustrated compared with early in the summer.

11/1/2019 AP-NORC poll: More support than oppose impeachment probe

​WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans approve of the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump than disapprove of it, though only about a third say the inquiry should be a top priority for Congress, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

10/31/2019 AP-NORC poll: 61% say Trump doesn’t respect democratic norms

​WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans say President Donald Trump has little to no respect for America’s democratic institutions and traditions, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

10/31/2019 AP-NORC poll: Most Americans dislike twice-a-year time flops

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Most people across the country will see their clocks roll back an hour this weekend as nearly eight months of daylight saving time come to an end. It is part of a twice-a-year ritual that most want to stop.

10/30/2019 AP-NORC poll: Halloween plans, from candy to costumed pets

​CHICAGO (AP) — The good news for kids this Halloween: They’ll likely come home with a bigger pile of candy than of healthy snacks while out trick-or-treating.

10/25/2019 AP-NORC poll: Most Americans oppose reparations for slavery

​DETROIT (AP) — Few Americans are in favor of giving reparations to descendants of enslaved black people in the United States, a poll shows, even as the idea has gained momentum among Democratic presidential contenders.

10/22/2019 AP-NORC/SAP poll: Some workers changing actions amid #MeToo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barbara Myers started work as an apprentice electrician in 1995, and over the years she learned to shoot back sexual banter on the job site as much as she had to take it from some of her coworkers.

10/21/2019 AP-NORC poll: Americans agree on many aspects of US identity
PHOENIX (AP) — Majorities of Americans agree that diversity strengthens the country and that values such as constitutional rights, a fair judicial system and the American dream are key to the nation’s identity, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
10/2/2019 AP-NORC poll: Most say whites treated more fairly by police

​Majorities of Americans across racial lines say white people are treated more fairly than black people by the police, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

9/30/2019 AP-NORC poll: Most disapprove of Trump on race relations

​NEW YORK (AP) — Large majorities of black and Latino Americans think Donald Trump’s actions as president have made things worse for people like them, and about two-thirds of Americans overall disapprove of how he’s handling race relations, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

9/27/2019 AP-NORC poll: Energy-saving habits vary in popularity

​TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Turn off the lights when they aren’t needed? Check. Lower the thermostat a few degrees in winter? Maybe. Go full-time vegetarian? Probably not.

9/18/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Americans somewhat confident in climate fight

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans are at least somewhat confident that the world will step up in its fight against global warming — but there are limits to their optimism.

9/12/2019 AP-NORC poll: Trump gets some of his worst grades on climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at.

9/5/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see weather disasters worsening

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three-quarters of Americans see weather disasters, like Hurricane Dorian, worsening and most of them blame global warming to some extent, a new poll finds. 

8/22/2019 AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump's handling his job

​NEW YORK (AP) — About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s overall job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which finds some support for the president’s handling of the U.S. economy but gives him weak marks on other major issues.

7/9/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Many feeling vulnerable despite economic gains

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs.

7/8/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Americans rarely seek guidance from clergy

​DETROIT (AP) — Timothy Buchanan says he never consults clergy about important decisions, but it’s not for lack of faith: He regularly attends a nondenominational Christian church near his home.

7/8/2019 Views on clergy vary by age, education, religious identity

​Americans’ age, education level and religious affiliation matter greatly when it comes to their opinions on a prospective clergy member’s sexual orientation, gender, marital status or views on social issues such as same-sex marriage or abortion, a new poll shows.

7/1/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Trump not boosted by strong American economy

​WASHINGTON (AP) — The solid economy is doing little to bolster support for President Donald Trump.

Americans give Trump mixed reviews for his economic stewardship despite the growth achieved during this presidency, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.


6/25/2019 AP-NORC poll: Still some extra hurdles for LGBT candidates

​NEW YORK (AP) — A sizable number of U.S. voters say they’d have some hesitancy about supporting an LGBT candidate for president, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. In fact it’s an issue for many more than a candidate’s race or gender.

6/24/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States. But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign , a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows most Democratic voters haven’t fully tuned in.

6/20/2019 AP-NORC poll: Asteroid watch more urgent than Mars trip

​CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows.

6/19/2019 AP-NORC poll: Majority worry about 2020 foreign meddling

​RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows.

5/2/2019 Poll shows most in US want changes in how government works

After more than two years of the Donald Trump presidency, Andrea Petrusky is ready for some fundamental changes in the way the United States government works.

5/2/2019 Poll shows most in US want changes in how government works

​After more than two years of the Donald Trump presidency, Andrea Petrusky is ready for some fundamental changes in the way the United States government works.

5/1/2019 Many college grads feel their grip on middle class loosening

​WASHINGTON (AP) — A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class.

4/26/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Democrats are trusted more on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are giving Democrats a clear edge on health care as the 2020 presidential race gears up, according to a new poll that also finds many Republicans backing one of their competitors’ top ideas: a government insurance plan people can buy into.

4/26/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Many blame drug firms for opioid crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — About two-thirds of Americans believe drug companies are to blame for the opioid crisis, although nearly as many hold drug users themselves responsible, a new poll finds.

4/24/2019 Poll: Americans split on college admissions fairness

BOSTON (AP) — As a sweeping bribery scandal reignites debate over college admissions, a pair of polls reveal that many Americans think the nation’s universities place too much emphasis on factors such as wealth, family ties and athletic ability.

4/17/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Many want Congress to probe Trump-Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation awaits the release of the special counsel’s report Thursday, a new poll finds that many Americans aren’t ready to clear President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation. Slightly more Americans want Congress to keep investigating than to set aside its probes after special counsel Robert Mueller left open the question of whether Trump broke the law.

4/16/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Most believe schools have become less safe

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

3/29/2019 Poll: Most see women equal to men in politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An all-time high of 84 percent of Americans believe women are just as suited emotionally for politics as men, according to a new survey that comes as the largest-ever field of women are running for president and with a record number serving in Congress.

3/27/2019 More Americans say gov't spends too little helping blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record percentage of Americans — including growing percentages of whites, blacks, independents, Democrats and Republicans — say they believe the U.S. government doesn’t spend enough on improving the condition of African-Americans, a U.S. survey shows.

3/23/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws

​WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

3/21/2019 Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans.

3/20/2019 Poll: More Americans want immigration to stay the same

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A growing number of Americans say immigration levels should remain the same or increase, according to a major U.S. survey, a shift that comes as the Trump administration has ramped up immigration enforcement.

3/20/2019 AP-NORC Poll: US divided on college vs pro sports betting

​ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family?

3/20/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Most at least partly confident in Russia probe

​WASHINGTON (AP) — As the special counsel investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign winds down, a new poll finds that most Americans are at least moderately confident that Robert Mueller’s probe has been fair and impartial.

3/19/2019 Poll: Support rises in all age groups for legal pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use.

2/19/2019 Poll: Rural/urban political divisions also split the suburbs

DENVER (AP) — America’s suburbs are today’s great political battleground, long seen as an independent pivot between the country’s liberal cities and conservative small towns and rural expanse.

2/4/2019 AP-NORC poll: How financial security varies by age, income

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Just how financially secure you feel depends on your age, your race, your education and — perhaps not surprisingly — your income.

1/29/2019 AP-NORC poll: President Trump's marks on the economy slip

​WASHINGTON (AP) — The public continues to give President Donald Trump his best ratings on the economy, but a new poll finds the share who approve of how he’s handling that issue has slipped since last fall.

1/29/2019 AP-NORC poll: Most Americans see nation on the wrong track

​PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The state of the union is dark.

1/28/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

​WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll.

1/28/2019 AP-NORC poll: Most Americans oppose Trump's foreign policy

​WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling U.S. foreign policy and about half think the country’s global standing will deteriorate during the next year, according to new poll that highlighted the nation’s partisan divide on foreign issues.

1/24/2019 AP-NORC Poll: 6 in 10 Americans blame Trump for shutdown

​WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong majority of Americans blame President Donald Trump for the record-long government shutdown and reject his primary rationale for a border wall, according to a new poll that shows the turmoil in Washington is dragging his approval rating to its lowest level in more than a year.

1/4/2019 AP-NORC Poll: Immigration among the top concerns in 2019

As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump’s insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year.

12/29/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Edit baby genes for health, not smarts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but a new poll finds they’d draw the line at changing DNA so children are born smarter, faster or taller.

12/21/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 say Trump impeded Russia probe

​WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans say they believe President Donald Trump has tried to obstruct the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia, though the public is divided on whether he should be removed from office if he’s found to have stymied the probe, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

12/21/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Christmas carols favored over Billboard hits

​LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years, but Americans still prefer hearing carols such as “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells,” a new poll shows.

10/25/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see a sharply divided nation

​WASHINGTON (AP) — With just two weeks to go until the critical midterm elections, an overwhelming majority of Americans say the United States is greatly divided, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. Few Americans believe those stark divisions will get better anytime soon.

10/24/2018 AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people back single-payer health care

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Large majorities of young Americans want to see an expansion of government services, including a single-payer health care program, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV. 

10/19/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when he heatedly rebuffed charges of sexual assault and heavy drinking during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and Republicans and Democrats hold starkly divergent views of whether his sworn testimony to senators was credible, a poll released Friday showed.

10/15/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma’s? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it’s the caregivers’ health that’s neglected.

The survey, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found about a third of caregivers have gone without a routine physical or dental care, skipped or didn’t schedule a test or treatment or even forgot to fill a prescription or failed to see a doctor for their own illness or injury because they were too busy with their caregiving duties.

10/15/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma’s? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it’s the caregivers’ health that’s neglected. The survey, by The Associated Press-NORC Center…

10/10/2018 Poll finds partisan divide in concerns for election security

​ATLANTA (AP) — With the midterm elections less than a month away, a strong majority of Americans are concerned the nation’s voting systems might be vulnerable to hackers, according to a poll released Wednesday.

That is roughly unchanged from concerns about election security held by Americans just before the 2016 presidential election, but with a twist. Two years ago, it was Republicans who were more concerned about the integrity of the election. This year, it’s Democrats.

The survey from The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that Democrats have grown increasingly concerned about election security while Republicans have grown more confident.

10/4/2018 Poll: Young Americans say online bullying a serious problem

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don’t think they’ll be the ones targeted for digital abuse.

That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, which also finds that about half of both young people and their parents view social media as having a mostly negative effect on the younger generation.

10/2/2018 Poll: Half of young Americans see better financial future

​About half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a sign that the dream of upward mobility is alive but somewhat tempered.

9/26/2018 AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people feel anxious about election

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Engaged? Check. Anxious? Check.

With weeks to go until the November midterm elections, more young Americans are interested but, according to a new poll, they’re also feeling more anxious about the results.
9/11/2018 AP Poll: Voters open to candidates who aren’t very religious

​NEW YORK (AP) — Religion’s role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs, according to a poll released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

7/30/2018 AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people looking for younger leaders

​WASHINGTON (AP) — Young people are looking for a change this election season — a generational change.

A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting in the midterm elections gives their generation some say about how the government is run, and 79 percent of this group say leaders from their generation would do a better job running the country.

6/11/2018 Poll: Americans want more of what journalists want to report

​NEW YORK (AP) — There’s substantial agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to a pair of studies that also reveal a troubling caveat: a nagging feeling among both the ideal isn’t being met.

Public suspicion about journalism is also fueled by some basic misunderstandings on how the process works, particularly in an era of rapid change, according to the twin surveys of the American public and journalists released Monday by the Media Insight Project. The effort is a collaboration between The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute.

5/30/2018 Poll: More young peole say politicians care what they think

NEW YORK (AP) -- Don't tell 20-year old Nestor Aguilera he can't effect change in politics. 

The Indiana University business major protested outside President Donald Trump's recent appearance in Aguilera's home in Elkhart, Indiana. And while he says he didn't vote in 2016, he's promising to show up for this fall's midterm elections. 

4/25/2018 Poll: Younger Americans less apt to use unique passwords
The number of online accounts compromised by hackers is now in the trillions — enough, perhaps, to make even technophobes think hard about the security of their passwords. Indeed, many are — especially older Americans, a new survey shows.

Start with the now-familiar advice to avoid reusing the same password across important accounts such as email, banking and social media. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 41 percent of Americans say they use unique passwords for most or all online services. Just a third of adults under age 45 do so, however, compared to about half their elders.
4/24/2018 AP-NORC poll: Privacy debacle prompts social-media changes
NEW YORK (AP) — If you’ve made changes to how you use social media since Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica privacy debacle, you’re not alone.

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 7 out of 10 of online adults who’ve heard of the scandal — revelations that a data mining firm may have accessed the private information of some 87 million Facebook users to influence elections — have unfollowed accounts, deleted their profiles or made other changes in how they use social media.
4/23/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don’t make enough money, and half say they’d support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise.

The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher strikes and other protests over low pay, tough classroom conditions and the amount of money allocated to public schools in several Republican-led states.
4/20/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans largely fear the country’s relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea.

That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that provides insight into the public’s view on the direction of U.S. ties with those key strategic rivals, 15 months after President Donald Trump took office.
4/5/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see drug addiction as a disease
WASHINGTON (AP) — A slim majority of Americans see prescription drug addiction as a disease that requires medical treatment, but most would not welcome those suffering from the problem into their neighborhoods, workplaces or families.

New survey results reveal Americans’ complex view of addiction as the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history ripples through communities nationwide. More than 1 in 10 Americans say they have had a relative or close friend die from an opioid overdose, according a recent survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
3/30/2018 New survey takes pulse of young Americans
As the run-up to the U.S. midterm elections begins, the new Youth Political Pulse survey, by MTV with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, aims to reveal what political issues matter most to young Americans.

The survey of teens and young adults provides valuable insight into the next generation of potential voters as the midterms approach. Teens as young as 15, who will be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election, are surveyed, as well as young people up to age 34.
3/30/2018 AP-NORC/MTV Poll: Young people run from Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — A majority of young people believe President Donald Trump is racist, dishonest and “mentally unfit” for office, according to a new survey that finds the nation’s youngest potential voters are more concerned about the Republican’s performance in the White House than older Americans.

The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that just 33 percent of Americans between the ages of 15 and 34 approve of Trump’s job performance.
3/30/2018 AP-NORC Poll: 50 years after MLK, civil rights goals unmet
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the civil rights movement he led, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Three-quarters of African Americans said there has been little or no progress on fair treatment by police, and more than half answered the same about fair coverage by the media, political representation or equal economic opportunities.
3/27/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Trump’s approval rating up from historic lows
WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news for President Donald Trump? His approval rating is up 7 points since last month, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

The bad news? That only lifts Trump’s approval to 42 percent, low for a president at this point in his tenure.
3/26/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Americans open to Trump’s planned NKorea talks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans appear open to President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to negotiate directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and at the same time are less concerned than in recent months by the threat posed by the pariah nation’s nuclear weapons.

That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, taken after Trump agreed to what would be unprecedented meeting between a U.S. and a North Korean leader.
3/23/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws
NEW YORK (AP) — Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence in the weeks after a Florida school shooting left 17 dead and sparked nationwide protests.

The poll, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found that nearly 7 in 10 adults now favor stricter gun control measures. That’s the strongest level of support since The Associated Press first asked the question five years ago. The new poll also found that nearly half of Americans do not expect elected officials to take action.
2/28/2018 AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans say Trump is racist
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of Americans, including large majorities of blacks and Hispanics, think President Donald Trump is a racist. More than half think his policies have made things worse for Hispanics and Muslims, and nearly half say they’ve made things worse for African Americans.

According to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 57 percent of Americans think Trump’s policies have been bad for Muslims, and 56 percent think they’ve been bad for Hispanics. Forty-seven percent, including three-quarters of blacks, think they’ve been bad for African Americans.
2/27/2018 Survey offers revealing look at news subscribers
A new study by the Media Insight Project, a joint effort by the American Press Institute and The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, reveals what motivates readers to pay for news, offering publishers insight into the new media landscape.

It also identifies key differences between print and digital subscribers. Namely, the latter tend to be younger, male and more educated than print readers, and are more often attracted by good coverage of a particular topic and by especially useful or interesting content.
2/26/2018 Americans say Congress is listening to all the wrong people
WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for common ground with your neighbor these days? Try switching subjects from the weather to Congress. Chances are, you both agree it’s terrible.

In red, blue or purple states, in middle America or on the coasts, most Americans loathe the nation’s legislature. One big reason: Most think lawmakers are listening to all the wrong people, suggests a new study by researchers at Stanford University and the University of California-Santa Barbara with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
2/23/2018 AP-NORC Poll: People feel better about economy, not country
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chester Trahan’s grandchildren are working, so he’s feeling better about the economy these days. But his view of the country’s overall direction is pretty grim, darkened by what he sees as a surge in racism and violence fueled by President Donald Trump.

“He stimulated it. Those people were always there, but he gave them a voice,” said Trahan, a 78-year-old retiree from Palm Coast, Florida. He’s not about to give Trump credit even for the good stuff. “I don’t think he’s really done anything to help the economy out. It’s been doing pretty well for awhile.”

Trahan’s conflicted outlook of America under Trump — the economy is headed in a better direction than the country overall — is widely shared. A majority in a new poll, 52 percent, say they think the country’s direction has worsened over the last year, and only 28 percent are optimistic that things will get better in the year to come.
2/14/2018 AP-WE tv poll: Weddings cost cash but most say they’re fun
#Weddingstressmuch?

Social media is creeping into U.S. nuptials, but Americans don’t necessarily see that as a good thing.

A new Associated Press-WE tv poll says 57 percent of them see social media as having increased the stress involved in planning a wedding, while just 12 percent think the opposite. The poll was conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
1/19/2018 President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement
WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself “pro-choice.” But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration’s efforts to roll back abortion rights.

“Love saves lives,” the president said Friday from the White House Rose Garden, in an address broadcast to thousands of demonstrators in the annual March for Life. “We are with you all the way.”

Though his record is mixed and a midterm election looms, abortion opponents say they have not felt so optimistic in at least a decade.
1/16/2018 Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating
WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year.

That’s according to polling by Gallup, which shows that Trump has averaged just a 39 percent approval rating since his inauguration. The previous low was held by Bill Clinton, whose first-year average stood 10 points higher than Trump’s, at 49 percent.

Recent surveys show most Americans view Trump as a divisive figure and even question his fitness for office. One relative bright spot for Trump is his handling of the economy, though even there his ratings are not as high as might be expected given a relatively strong economy.

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