Questions tagged [public-opinion]

Questions asking how the public views certain issues, for example, based on opinion poll results. Questions about TECHNICAL ASPECTS of opinion polling should use [polling] instead.

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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? [closed]

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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Is there a correlation between Gov't economic policies/performance & collective action

Based on my reading of polsci and econ literature, I believe there is an extensive literature studying how collective action (e.g., through labor strikes or occupation groups) can influence economic ...
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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?

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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Is there any state-by-state data on approval for LBJ or the Vietnam War?

I cannot find any data on approval ratings for LBJ on a state by state level.
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How many Britons consider that Brexit has negatively affected them, now that COVID has been mostly contained?

According to this Financial Times movie, the UK has been significantly economically impacted by Brexit. According to them, this became clearer after COVID had been largely contained, but its economic ...
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Are there any good modern analyses capturing the multidimensional nature of the political positions of parties and voters?

During the Heath/Wilson era of British politics (the 1960s and 1970s for those not old enough to remember it) there was a great deal of debate trying to understand the shifting mix of policies of the ...
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Given how popular Democratic positions on many issues are why don't Democrats win landslides?

We see polls on most issues where Democrats positions are more popular across the board. Yet the nation is more evenly divided in with Democrats only having a slight but surprisingly durable edge in ...
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How can we identify if a certain political strategy led to the popularity of a party?

Suppose there is a political party X with a set of policies Y, how could we identify from the set of policies y, those policy which led to popularity of a party? The motivation for the question was ...
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What made Queen Elizabeth so popular?

Queen Elizabeth was one of the most popular people in many countries, while also being significantly less controversial than any politicians or celebrities of the same scale. What actions did Queen ...
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American's opinions on copyright

Have there been any recent surveys with published results on American's opinions on copyright?
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Does Russia have a troop-surge party?

Back in early 2008 (for instance) there was a Gallup poll on whether the US public approved of the (then) troop surge in Iraq. Somewhat unsurprisingly [to me], in that instance the results were fairly ...
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What does the average American citizen think about the raid on Mar-a-Lago? [closed]

What does the average American citizen think of the raid on Trump? While CNN, MSNBC, etc report how good it is, and Fox reports how bad it is, what does the average person think? I am asking as I read ...
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Are there any multi-country EU polls on the Russian-language policies of former Soviet republics that are either full EU members or EU associates?

Are there any multi-country EU polls (like those conducted by Eurostat or Pew, although not necessarily just by those orgs) on the topic of Russian-language policies in former Soviet republics that ...
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Have the January 6 hearings had a significant impact on the attitudes of Trump supporters?

The public hearings of the January 6 Committee have exposed many details about Donald Trump's actions and behavior in trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election. But I can easily imagine that ...
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Do Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss (presently) poll poorly against Keir Starmer?

I recall reading on CNN about a complaint by an MP (who was possibly a Mordaunt supporter) along the lines that the Conservatives have already lost the next general election given the leadership ...
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How many Russians say Alaska is rightfully theirs?

There is a theory proposed by at least one Russian political scientist that the treaty by which the Russian Empire sold Alaska to the US is actually void, on the argument that the US subsequently ...
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How do the positions of the US parties on abortion align with those of their voters?

What is the abortion debate in the US really about? It seems to me that there are two completely different issues which are being constantly mixed/misrepresented in the public debate: Legality of ...
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Does the US public find credible excuses by some Senators that Justices who overturned Roe had misled them in Senate hearings?

Two or even three US Senators have said that [future] justices that ultimately overturned Roe had essentially lied to them, or at least seriously misled them in the Senate hearings on their ...
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How strong is public opinion that the West is too soft on Putin?

What are the poll results regarding how many people think that the international community and the West are too soft on Putin by more or less allowing Russia to destroy Ukraine and Ukrainians?
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