Why People Misperceive Crime Trends (Chicago Is Not the Murder Capital)

What readers got wrong and right in our quiz.

#chicago-ill, #crime-and-criminals, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #polls-and-public-opinion

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For Republicans, ‘Crisis’ Is the Message as the Outrage Machine Ramps Up

With next year’s midterm elections seen as a referendum on Democratic rule, Republicans are trying to create a sense of urgency and diverting focus from their own divisions.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #scalise-steve, #stefanik-elise, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Juneteenth Poll: Most Americans Know Little or Nothing About Holiday

Academics believe that increases in the number of Americans familiar with the holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., may be a result of last summer’s protests against racism.

#black-people, #gallup-poll, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #juneteenth, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical

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Biden’s Approval Takes a Hit, Driven by Sagging Hopes Among Democrats

The standstill in Washington has left many Democrats feeling impatient, a new poll suggests.

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NYC Mayoral Race: Poll Shows Adams in First, Garcia Second

With early voting underway, the candidates are making their final cases to voters, and they are attacking their closest rivals.

#adams-eric-l, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #polls-and-public-opinion

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India’s Covid Crisis Tests Modi’s Ability to Shift Narratives

His efforts to squelch dissent and to accentuate the positive may not be able to counter widespread anger over his government’s stumbling response, undermining a key part of his strategy for wielding power.

#content-type-personal-profile, #india, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #social-media, #speeches-and-statements, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Born on the Left, Data for Progress Comes of Age in Biden’s Washington

A liberal think tank has grown comfortable with mainstream influence. Other activists say that being “normie” means it’s selling out.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #data-for-progress, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #democratic-party, #mcelwee-sean, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government

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We Are Not Fated to Be Fanatics

Humans may be wired to need some kind of faith, but it doesn’t have to be like this.

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Make China ‘Lovable,’ Xi Said. But Don’t Expect Softening.

Xi Jinping’s remarks to top Communist Party leaders suggest Beijing will focus on courting allies rather than easing its rhetoric against the U.S. and Europe.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #territorial-disputes, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

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How Joe Manchin Survives as a Democrat in West Virginia

Mr. Manchin stands in the way of the Biden administration’s expansive agenda. But in his home state, progressive Democrats with far-reaching policy goals are not his base — and he knows it.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #manchin-joe-iii, #polls-and-public-opinion, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

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How Many Americans Support the Death Penalty? Depends How You Ask.

Polling responses to certain policy-related questions — particularly morally or ethically sensitive ones — can differ significantly depending on whether the survey was taken online or by phone.

#black-people, #capital-punishment, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #whites

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On Vaccine Mandates, the G.O.P. Isn’t on Its Own Anymore

Support for vaccine passports has once again fallen along partisan lines — but it isn’t as divisive as other pandemic precautions.

#polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

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US Vaccine Rate: 70% May Be in Reach, New Poll Suggests

The survey found big increases over last month in Latinos getting the shot and in unvaccinated people who say they have made an appointment.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #kaiser-family-foundation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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70 Percent Covid Vaccination Rate May Be in Reach, New Poll Suggests

The survey found big increases over last month in Latinos getting the shot and in unvaccinated people who say they have made an appointment.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hispanic-americans, #kaiser-family-foundation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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QAnon Now as Popular in U.S. as Some Major Religions, Poll Suggests

Fifteen percent of Americans believe that “patriots may have to resort to violence” to restore the country’s rightful order, the poll indicated.

#conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #polls-and-public-opinion, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Is Wokeness ‘Kryponite for Democrats’?

Republicans sure seem to think so. They are not alone. 

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #liberalism-us-politics, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Who’s Winning the New York Mayor’s Race? Even Pollsters Are Confused.

The city’s new system of ranked-choice voting, along with a crowded field of Democrats, has complicated efforts to do comprehensive voter surveys.

#elections-mayors, #marist-institute-for-public-opinion, #new-york-city, #polls-and-public-opinion, #primaries-and-caucuses, #quinnipiac-university, #siena-college, #voting-and-voters

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Defying Critics, Biden and Federal Reserve Insist Economic Recovery Remains on Track

Confidence from the White House runs counter to warnings from Republicans, some investors and even a few liberal economists.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #polls-and-public-opinion, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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Support for the BLM Movement Surged Last Year. Did it Last?

The topline numbers hide important trends by race and political party.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j

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How the Pandemic Has Changed Attitudes Toward Wealth

Americans found that money cannot buy everything, and they used their wealth to build relationships and help others, according to two recent surveys.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #high-net-worth-individuals, #personal-finances, #polls-and-public-opinion, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

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The Free Ride May Soon Be Over for Anti-Abortion Politicians

Until now, the courts have saved them from their efforts to restrict the procedure.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #abortion, #arizona, #arkansas, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #jackson-miss, #kennedy-anthony-m, #law-and-legislation, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #polls-and-public-opinion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #scalia-antonin, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls

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Supreme Court Case Throws Abortion Into 2022 Election Picture

Supporters and opponents of abortion rights say a major ruling just before the midterm elections could upend political calculations for the two parties.

#abortion, #democratic-party, #elections, #law-and-legislation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Tensions Among Democrats Grow Over Israel as the Left Defends Palestinians

Divisions within the party have burst into public view, with the party’s ascendant left viewing the Mideast conflict as a searing racial justice issue that carries echoes of U.S. politics.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Looking for Bipartisan Accord? Just Ask About Big Business.

In surveys and political discourse, Republicans are increasingly critical of corporations, but not for the reasons Democrats have long held that view.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #mcconnell-mitch, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #surveymonkey, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Many Unvaccinated Latinos in the U.S. Want the Shot, New Survey Finds

Issues of access and fears of employment and immigration consequences have kept their Covid vaccination rates low, the findings suggest.

#hispanic-americans, #kaiser-family-foundation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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‘A Perpetual Motion Machine’: How Disinformation Drives Voting Laws

After former President Donald J. Trump undermined public confidence in elections, Republican lawmakers are defending voting restrictions by citing a lack of public confidence.

#politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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With Hugs and Haircuts, U.S. Epidemiologists Start Returning (Carefully!) to Everyday Life

Vaccinations mean the pandemic is moving to a phase when behavior will depend on people’s individual tolerance for risk.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How U.S. Epidemiologists Are Returning (Carefully!) to Everyday Life

Vaccinations mean the pandemic is moving to a phase when behavior will depend on people’s individual tolerance for risk.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Polling’s Prognosis: Wary Conservatives and Eager Liberals

A new report points to another problem with surveys: liberals with strong political views who are almost too willing to be polled.

#democratic-party, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19, Poll Shows

The new survey also found that only 9 percent of adults who hadn’t gotten the shot planned to do so, suggesting the country is nearing the limit of people planning to get immunized.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kaiser-family-foundation, #parenting, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Poll Shows Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19

The new survey also found that only 9 percent of adults who hadn’t gotten the shot planned to do so, suggesting the country is nearing the limit of people planning to get immunized.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kaiser-family-foundation, #parenting, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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$100 as a Vaccine Incentive? Experiment Suggests It Can Pay Off.

A cash reward works best with Democrats, and relaxing safety guidelines seems to motivate Republicans, a survey study shows.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #polls-and-public-opinion, #population, #research, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden, Calling for Big Government, Bets on a Nation Tested by Crisis

The president’s speech laying out trillions of dollars in new economic proposals plays to voters’ warm feelings toward federal aid in the coronavirus pandemic.

#american-families-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-taxes, #federal-taxes-us, #income-inequality, #infrastructure-public-works, #obama-barack, #polls-and-public-opinion, #recession-and-depression, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Makes His Pitch to Congress

The president’s “human infrastructure” plan has the support of most Americans, but it’s a tougher sell to lawmakers.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #law-and-legislation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Cuomo’s Approval Rating Has Fallen. He Could Still Win Re-Election.

Allegations of sexual harassment have hurt Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s favorability rating. But 57 percent of Democrats say he is doing a good job, a new poll shows, enough support to give him a decent chance at a fourth term.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-governors, #new-york-state, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sexual-harassment

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The Drop in Republican Support for Voting Rights

A Pew poll shows that the party’s voters increasingly oppose measures that would expand access to the ballot.

#polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Finland Is Again the World’s Happiest Country, Report Finds

Finland, for the fourth consecutive year, topped a list of countries evaluated on the well-being of their inhabitants. “Really?” Finns ask.

#european-union, #finland, #happiness, #income-inequality, #nordic-countries, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #research, #united-nations, #united-states

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How Much Sway Does the N.R.A. Still Have?

The group’s lobbying power is diminished — but that hasn’t shaken Republican opposition to gun control.

#firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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What’s the Secret of Biden’s Success?

The president’s party is finally comfortable in its own skin.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #obama-barack, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-economy

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The Supreme Court’s Increasingly Dim View of the News Media

A comprehensive look at references to the press in justices’ opinions revealed “a marked and previously undocumented uptick in negative depictions.”

#freedom-of-the-press, #libel-and-slander, #news-and-news-media, #polls-and-public-opinion, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Afghanistan War Is Ending. A Pennsylvania Town Exhales.

In Canonsburg, known for its big Fourth of July parade, many people say they are proud of America and its military but weary of the two-decade war in Afghanistan.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #canonsburg-pa, #pennsylvania, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #veterans, #washington-county-pa

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As Biden Pulls Out of Afghanistan, How Much Do Americans Care?

For the American public, there was never any great outcry for withdrawing, polling suggests.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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Biden’s Approval Rating Rises, Helped by Vaccine Distribution Push

Americans don’t think the president deserves sole credit for the widespread availability of Covid vaccines, but they like the job he’s doing getting them distributed, a new poll found.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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How the G.O.P. Lost Its Clear Voice on Foreign Policy

After four years of Donald J. Trump’s America-first mantra, Republican views on foreign intervention, long a signature part of the party’s brand, have splintered.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #graham-lindsey, #polls-and-public-opinion, #pompeo-mike, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Voters Like Biden’s Infrastructure Plan; Taxes Are an Issue

A Times poll shows large majorities back spending on roads, ports, broadband and more. But Republicans aim to make corporate tax increases the issue.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #corporate-taxes, #federal-budget-us, #federal-taxes-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #polls-and-public-opinion, #surveymonkey, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Nearly Half of Republicans Say They Don’t Want a Covid-19 Vaccine

Over half of American adults have now received at least one shot, but resistance to vaccination among Republicans remains strong, two new polls found.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Democrats Were Lukewarm on Campaign Biden. They Love President Biden.

Joe Biden never captured the hearts of Democratic voters in the way Barack Obama once did. But now that he is in office, he is drawing nearly universal approval from his party.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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In Peru’s Presidential Election, the Most Popular Choice Is No One

Peruvians head to the polls at a moment that many are calling one of the lowest points in the country’s young democracy, and many plan to cast empty ballots.

#corruption-institutional, #elections, #fujimori-alberto-k, #fujimori-keiko, #peru, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vizcarra-martin

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Could Ron DeSantis Be Trump’s G.O.P. Heir? He’s Certainly Trying.

Florida’s governor has elbowed his way to the front of the line of 2024 Republican hopefuls by leveraging a brand of “competent Trumpism” (as one ally put it) and hitting back at critics of his pandemic leadership.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #desantis-ron, #florida, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2024, #republican-party, #shutdowns-institutional, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Rising Politicization of Covid Vaccines

As shots roll out to growing numbers of Americans, the political picture is getting more chaotic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #polls-and-public-opinion, #vaccination-and-immunization

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