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Public Opinion Snapshot

Americans Have a Different Plan to Grow the Economy

The public wants to invest in education and infrastructure, raise taxes on the wealthy, and maintain government services, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Public Still Backs Government Role in Health Care

The public continues to embrace strong government involvement in the health care system, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Public Sees Benefit in Raising Taxes on the Rich

The public is clearly open to seeing taxes rise on the affluent, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Public Says Keep or Expand Obamacare

New polls show a majority wants to keep the law intact or expand certain provisions, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Americans Are Concerned About Outsourcing

Ruy Teixeira explains that the American public doesn’t share conservatives’ blasé attitude about outsourcing.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Public Supports Obama’s Mini-DREAM Announcement

Ruy Teixeira finds a highly favorable response to the president’s decision two weeks ago to stop deporting some undocumented immigrants.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Rich Drawing Away from the Poor and Middle Class

Americans believe economic inequality is getting worse, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Public to Conservatives: Government Regulation Can Be Good!

The public and conservatives are in opposing camps on regulation according to a new Pew survey, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Don’t Repeal or Cut Funding for Obamacare

The latest Kaiser Health Tracking poll shows the public wants to keep the Affordable Care Act as is or expand it instead of repealing it, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Support for Marriage Equality Hits New Highs

Americans’ support for legalizing same-sex marriage has reached its highest level yet, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Millennials Want a More Equitable Society

College-age voters are tired of our economic system favoring the wealthy, and their views contrast sharply with conservative ideology, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Americans Still Support Environmental Protection

The bad economy hasn’t turned the public off to protecting the environment, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Support for Marriage Equality Increases, Support for Abortion Rights Holds Steady

Conservatives are still trying to stir up the culture wars, writes Ruy Teixeira, but they’re not likely to find a receptive public.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Death of Public Support for Global Warming Action Is Greatly Exaggerated

The public absolutely wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and take other steps to combat climate change, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Public Wants the Government to Do More to Help the Economy

The public has its own ideas for growing the economy that contrast sharply with conservative prescriptions, writes Ruy Teixeira.

Monday, April 23, 2012