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Public Opinion: Archives

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

The Public Is Ready for Tax Reform

Ruy Teixeira looks at a just-released poll showing that Americans think wealthy citizens should pay their fair share.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, January 30, 2012

Americans Believe Our Economic System Favors the Wealthy

Conservatives need to pay closer attention to the opinions of most Americans who believe our economic system is unfair, writes Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, January 23, 2012

Yes, the Rich Are Different. They Have Too Much Power

The public is well aware of the inequality in our society, writes Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ruy Teixeira on the Path to 270 Electoral Votes

play_alt icon Video Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Ruy Teixeira outlines the demographic and economic factors that will drive the 2012 presidential election.

by Ruy Teixeira | Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Reminder to Conservatives: Hands off Medicare and Social Security!

Conservatives remain oblivious to the public’s opposition to cutting important social programs. Ruy Teixeira offers some recent polls to help them get the message.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, December 19, 2011

Earth to Conservatives: Don’t Raise Taxes on the Poor and Middle Class

Failing to extend the payroll tax cut would be a grave mistake on conservatives’ part, writes Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, December 12, 2011

The American Public Still Backs Health Reform

Ruy Teixeira explains why conservatives’ obsessive drive to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to generate high levels of public support.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, December 5, 2011

Millennials: Still Progressive After All These Years

Ruy Teixeira shows that the economic doldrums of the last few years haven’t affected the youth generation’s progressive bent.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, November 21, 2011

Americans Favor Action on Inequality

Pollsters are finding large majorities of the public support correcting disparities in our society, writes Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, November 14, 2011

The Public’s Priorities for Government

The public is unwavering in its support for helping the 99 percent instead of the wealthy, notes Ruy Teixeira.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, November 7, 2011

Public Calls for Fair Economy

Ruy Teixeira finds the Occupy movement’s charges of economic inequality are shared by many Americans.

by Ruy Teixeira | Monday, October 31, 2011