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How much support does a ground offensive in Lebanon have among the Israeli public?

Israeli forces and Hezbollah have been trading blows across the border for months now. The Israeli government appears to be under some political pressure to gain the upper hand and ensure the return ...
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Does Biden or any other US president besides Trump have a common nickname in China?

Today I learned that in China Trump is (derisively) called "Comrade Nation Builder"--the nation referred to is not the US though, but China, in the sense/claim that Trump has built up ...
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Do Americans think the Durham investigation (into the Clinton camp) was politically motivated?

We had some Qs here about the public opinion of investigations into Trump's camp, and we learned from those that Republicans think these investigations (and trials) were/are overwhelmingly politically ...
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Are there any US polls of whether Trump prosecution is considered politically motivated?

Were the American public (or a subset thereof) asked whether they consider prosecution of Donald Trump to be politically motivated? If so, what were the results?
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How effective are statues and other monuments in changing people's political beliefs?

According to Wiki, one of the intended functions of monuments is to act as a tool for spreading political information: Monuments are also often designed to convey historical or political information, ...
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How common is it among Israelis or the supporters of Israel to deny the existence of local population in Palestine prior to Zionist immigration?

A much upvoted comment to a recent question (+19 at the moment of writing) claims that: [...] it is very frequent that pro-Israel people downplay the existence of a local population. That's hardly ...
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How much do Americans know about Palestinians and Palestine?

According to Ynetnews: But the huge noise of these protests obscures the truth: Most Americans aren’t antisemitic, certainly not Hamas supporters. Many of them, from the East Coast to California, don’...
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In simple words, how does UK's Conservative party manage to retain dominance?

UK's Conservative party is one of two main parties and arguably dominant in the UK. But I don't understand how did they manage to pull that off in the century XX with its urbanization. As one would ...
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Is there (anti-)correlation between antisemitic and islamphobic attitudes?

I am looking for opinion polls that studied simultaneously antisemitism and Islamophobia (negative attitudes to Muslims/Islam) in North America and Europe. I am particularly interested in (anti-)...
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Why do protests happen in the light of their apparent futility?

Just today, Riot police called in to disperse angry locals after [a bishop] was attacked at Assyrian Christ The Good Shepherd church There seem to be an ingrained belief that when something bad ...
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British attitudes towards their country's responsibility for Palestinian-Israeli conflict [closed]

Are there any opinion polls regarding Britain's legacy/responsibility for the colonial policies in Mandatory Palestine? The question is prompted by the mistreatment of two October 7 survivors by ...
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Why do Polish people view Russia unfavorably?

Poles hold the most negative views of Russia among all countries included in a new global survey by the Pew Research Center, which also shows that attitudes towards the United States, NATO and the ...
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Why do so many Indians apparently despise the separation of powers?

A Pew poll: The wording of the Q[s] was: "A system in which a strong leader can make decisions without interference from [country-specific legislative body, e.g. parliament or Congress] or the ...
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Are there surveys asking Israelis what should happen to Palestinians?

I'm seeing some recent polls asking Israelis if they support Palestinian statehood. Pew Research asks: "Do you think a way can be found for Israel and an independent Palestinian state to coexist ...
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Did Democratic party leaning voters in the US have an alternative candidate in mind for the US presidential election in 2024?

This week there were primary elections in a large number of states in the US for the upcoming presidential election in November 2024 and it turned out that likely the two major candidates will be Joe ...
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Which Middle Eastern country has the highest public approval for a diplomatic recognition of Israel?

Arab state leaders considering entering into or maintaining normalization with Israel might gauge whether expected benefits from normalization would outweigh concerns about popular criticism or unrest ...
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Why do most Israeli Jews oppose humanitarian aid to Palestinians?

This recent survey found that a large majority of Jewish Israelis would prefer that Israel prevent humanitarian aid from reaching Gaza inhabitants: We asked our respondents for their opinion ...
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During Ronald Reagan's presidency, which industry sectors' workers tended to approve of him the most? And which ones disliked him the most?

Ronald Reagan had a lot of support nationwide during his presidency, but there were many people who opposed him as well. It seems like different industry types tend to favor a certain political ...
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How can poll results be verified?

Politicians often base their policy decisions on what they perceive as the public opinion, as revealed in opinion polls. This apparently puts a lot of power at the hands of the companies running the ...
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Are these survey results about the approval ratings of the October 7 attacks by Hamas reliable?

In a news article published by AP news the following statements are made. Despite the devastation, 57% of respondents in Gaza and 82% in the West Bank believe Hamas was correct in launching the ...
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How do Turks and Arabs view each other?

There is usually quite a lot of bad blood between the former colonial powers and the former colonies - like between Russia and the former Soviet Republics or Soviet Block countries, between France and ...
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Do Western governments or organizations control the media and newspapers to censor some news?

Many believe that mainstream Western newspapers such as WSJ, NYT, The Guardian, AP, etc. publish all the world's news without censorship (e.g. in the US perhaps due to freedom of the press). What made ...
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What's the Russian feminist position on (female) conscription?

In a fairly upvoted answer here, it's asserted that Russian feminists oppose female conscription, at least in the conception of one self-declared (Russian) anti-feminist. Is it the case though that ...
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Why is support for the monarchy so high in Romania?

A Romanian news outlet published a recent poll on the Romanian public's sentiment towards restoring the monarchy. Translated: Over half of Romanians (56.4%) believe that if Romania had adopted the ...
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Why are Americans' perceptions about their economy so incorrect?

According to a recent Financial Times article (paywalled), surveys indicate a large disconnect between current economic facts and the public perception, to where the majority polled are mistaken: ...
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Is there a poll in Germany on perceptions whether the antisemitism label is correctly used in the German political discourse?

I stumbled upon this US poll (conducted by U. of Maryland & Ipsos in June 2023) containing some questions on the public perceptions of the correct use of the antisemitism label, but also having ...
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How high is the support for non-two-state-solution outcomes in the Arab-Israeli conflict?

The Two-state solution is the mainstream in the governmental policies towards the Arab-Israeli conflict, see here, e.g.: A “peaceful and just solution” to the Israel-Palestine conflict can “only be ...
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Do a majority of Israeli Jews still think that the IDF is holding back too much in Gaza?

Time reported on Nov 10: Poll results were also hawkish when it came to the use of force in Gaza: 57.5% of Israeli Jews said that they believed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were using too little ...
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Have Netanyahu's policies fueled a rise in anti-Israeli sentiment?

It has become fashionable to explain (and justify) anti-Israeli sentiment by the policies of Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been the prime minister of Israel for most of the last decade. This seems to ...
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Are there longitudinal studies on Americans views on the Israel-Palestinian conflict?

Consistently - if memory serves me right - studies show significant generational gap (e.g., one study, another study) that the younger a US is, the higher chance they are going to be supporting ...
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How many Americans support leveling Gaza?

This is from Oct 11, but oddly of [perhaps more] relevance [these days]: “Level the place!” the senator said of Gaza in a Fox News interview in mid-October. He appeared to say it was okay to attack ...
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How can we add by standard to opinion polls a "This is a stupid question" option? [closed]

Standard opinion polls include after the options related to the question also a "Don't know/No answer" option. But often responders who choose that option had a feeling that the poll was ...
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Has support for providing more help to Ukraine (so they might win the war) tanked in Europe too, after the fizzled counter-offensive of this summer?

Time wrote on Nov 1 Public support for aid to Ukraine has been in decline for months in the U.S., and Zelensky’s visit did nothing to revive it. Some 41% of Americans want Congress to provide more ...
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Are there "global South" polls about the perception of US hypocrisy in conflicts?

The BBC quotes "Stephen Walt, a professor of international affairs at Harvard University" saying that: "In much of the Global South we're seen as deeply hypocritical, actively opposing ...
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Are there any post-counteroffensive polls in Ukraine on war fatigue?

I don’t think it’s controversial to say that the Ukrainian counteroffensive has failed this summer, with Russia gaining territory in the eastern part of the frontlines. Have there been any reliable ...
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How prevalent is profound criticism of Israel among Israelis?

A June 2023 piece in Jewish Currents discusses a number of polls which measure the extent of criticism of Israel's existence and/or its relation to Palestine within the Jewish population of the United ...
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Are there any polls on what the citizens of Israel would like to be done to Gaza in response to the recent attack?

Specifically I'm curious how many people support: Minimal efforts to secure the border / build a taller fence Bombing Hamas headquarters but not much else Land-based invasion to eliminate Hamas ...
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Why do some people support Russia's war in Ukraine?

The Economist Intelligence Unit reported in March that some 33% of the world's population live in countries that support Russia in their war with Ukraine, and another 30% live in countries that are ...
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How popular is Vivek Ramaswamy's idea to compromise with Russia on Ukraine in exchange of Russia's dropping alliance with China?

Vivek Ramaswamy, one of Republican presidential candidates, suggests in his article that China is American main rival and that it is wise to get Russia's neutrality in exchange for compromising on ...
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Is there a data-based predictive model of what newspapers cover? [closed]

I am interested in a modern analogue to Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky’s propaganda model of media. (A modern revisitation of which can be found here.) It would be interesting and valuable (to me) if ...
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Are there more recent (e.g post 2022) EU opinion polls on Turkey joining the EU?

I'm curious if public opinion in the EU countries on Turkey joining the EU has changed significantly in the past 6-7 years or so. I'm aware of one 2016 survey in which the public opinion about Turkey ...
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Did Macron win any of the young left-wing voters in the 2nd round of the elections?

If one reads France24's vignettes of the young, left-wing voters before the 2nd round of the 2022 French presidential election, you could almost swear none were going to vote Macron: "Macron or ...
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Have US President Biden's approval ratings increased or decreased after Hersh claimed that the US blew up Nordstream under Biden's order?

Around 2021, when the construction of NordStream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany was completed and it nearly became operational, US President Biden faced heavy criticism from his own party and ...
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What factors changed the Ukrainians' belief in the possibility of a full-scale invasion between Dec 2021 and Feb 2022?

There are two surveys that struck me recently: December 2021, KIIS, about then-current public opinion: February 2023, Gradus (note, the survey was taken in 2023, but it was talking about the public ...
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How can the Citizens provide a Better Environment for Politicians when Facing the News Media?

I recently watched a rather old video from Jay Foreman that seems even relevant today: Why don't politicians answer questions? As he explains the reasons behind it, I wonder are we placing too much of ...
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What percentage of the population of Ukraine support the war? [duplicate]

Ukrainian men between 18 and 60 cannot leave the country and have to defend themself against Russian aggression. Are there any reliable numbers as to how much of the population actually supports the ...
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What do modern British people think about the decolonization of India in 1947? [closed]

Do British people think that PM Clement Attlee's decision to give independence to India was correct? If so, why? If not, why not?
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What are the core universal differences between young and old people's political attitudes?

The global surveys support the intuition that young people are socially liberal, perhaps because of their higher openness to experience. However other trends seem harder to generalize. Although the ...
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Why is confidence in U.S. banking at 27%?

"Gallup first measured confidence in institutions in 1973 and has done so annually since 1993. This year's survey was conducted June 1-20.": "Now I am going to read you a list of ...
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How does the indignation of the Russo-Ukrainian War compare to the Iraq War? [duplicate]

I was only born in 2001. I know London and DC had enormous protests, but none of the details. So eyewitness accounts are great but I need historical data too. With the triumph of YouTube I can follow ...
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