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Americans Still Support Environmental Protection

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

By 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.

By Ruy Teixeira | 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.

By 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.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, April 23, 2012

Yes, Conservatives, Americans Do Care About Fairness

Americans want an even economic playing field, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, April 16, 2012

Americans Disagree with the Ryan Budget’s Priorities

The public says “no thanks” to the House Republican budget’s approach to growing the economy, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, April 9, 2012

What the Public Thinks of Obamacare, by Component

All the Affordable Care Act’s provisions besides the individual mandate score high with the public, observes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, April 2, 2012

Health Care Reform, Two Years In

The American public doesn’t share conservatives’ appetite for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, March 26, 2012

A Preview of Public Opinion on the New Ryan Budget

Ruy Teixeira anticipates a less than favorable reaction to Rep. Paul Ryan’s federal budget based on the polls.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, March 19, 2012

Americans and Israelis Urge Caution on Military Action Against Iran

Ruy Teixeira finds that a majority in both nations are wary of the saber rattling by conservatives in their own countries for a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, March 12, 2012

Public Says Stimulus, Auto Bailout Helped the Economy

The public thinks the economic stimulus plan and bailouts for General Motors and Chrysler worked, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, March 5, 2012

Cut Military Spending, Tax the Rich

A recent poll shows the public favors trimming the military budget and increasing taxes on the rich to help bring the federal budget into balance, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, February 27, 2012

Public Supports Birth Control Provision

Ruy Teixeira finds strong public backing for the federal requirement that insurance plans cover the full cost of birth control for women.

By Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Public Supports Obama’s Progressive Proposals

The public approves of plans the president laid out in his State of the Union address to keep powerful institutions accountable and responsible, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, February 13, 2012

Americans Want to Extend the Payroll Tax Cut Now

The public clearly wants the payroll tax cut extended to the end of the year, writes Ruy Teixeira.

By Ruy Teixeira | Monday, February 6, 2012