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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NYC general election mayor polls: have any been released in 2021?

I have been wondering about the NYC mayor election. I paid a lot of attention to this primary, which had one of the highest turnouts out of any NYC Democratic primary. However, now that the candidates ...
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Why have Biden's approval polls consistently been dropping since August?

Since around the start of August, President Biden's approval began to tank. According to 538, Biden's approval is currently at 43.8%. They recently wrote an article about how his approval is dropping ...
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Warren vs Biden in the polls: how sudden was the change?

It's been pointed out to me (hat tip to dolphin_of_france) that some recent polling puts Warren ahead of Biden in the Democratic primary voting intention. How sudden was this change? How much [of this]...
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Should the FTC or the NHTSA or even Congress step up and regulate the undisclosed trade of “lemon buyback” vehicles? [closed]

I seek, among other things, to understand if there is an apathy in the U.S. and whether it is the reason for the lawmakers own indifference of the issue which otherwise affect thousands of vehicles ...
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Does commentary on interviews have more effect on voters than interviews themselves?

I was watching the following reaction video from The Thick of It. Which got me thinking: has there been any research (probably meta-research involving other studies) on whether commentary is more ...
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How does the public view financing policies by increasing the national debt?

A response to a comment here has caused me to wonder: how does the public view financing government programs by increasing public debt? To make this a more answerable question, I'm asking for answers ...
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Is Wentworth particularly pro-Israel, and why?

I’ve read speculation that the current Australian PM has made some pro-Israel statements recently because there’s a by-election in the seat of Wentworth, because the seat is about ten or fifteen ...
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Is California more liberal than Vermont?

I was thinking about why California is more liberal, or at least more Democratic than Vermont. Here are a bunch of reasons that are strongly correlated with liberalism in the US. Demographic reasons: ...
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Panel data on US presidents electoral legitimacy

This Gallup poll from November 2016 asked the question: " Now that Donald Trump has been declared the winner and will be inaugurated in January, will you accept him as the legitimate president, ...
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How did Nixon's resignation affect the voters who had supported him?

There are a lot of Americans who wear MAGA hats. Theoretically, if President Trump were impeached, I wonder if they would continue to wear them? Would Trump go down like Robert E. Lee, losing, but ...
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How many people are in favor of legalizing marijuana, but have no intention of ever smoking it?

I know someone (an American) who supports legalization of marijuana, but he has no intention of ever smoking it. (He mildly disapproves of it, but doesn't think its consequences are severe enough to ...
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What percentage of Indonesians want secularism, libertarianism, or capitalism?

What percentage of Indonesians want secularism, libertarianism, or capitalism? Are there any surveys or statistics looking into that?
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Recent polling on U.S. Balanced Budget (Amendment or other)?

A balanced budget for the federal government has long had strong popular support among the American people: Has such public support continued past 2014? Can anyone cite more recent credible polling ...
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Is Juan Guaidó popular in Venezuela?

To me Nicolás Maduro seems to be a very poor leader. However, there's a lot of opposition to US intervention in Venezuela from groups like Code Pink,, Embassy Civilian Protection Collective, The ...
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Has there been a decline in EU-skepticism since Brexit?

I have seen people (including actual politicians) state that since Brexit, the skepticism against the EU amongst member-nations has fallen, possibly due to what a fiasco Brexit has actually turned out ...
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Roughly what proportion of people think that abortion should be allowed, even if fetuses are persons?

There are two main ways of justifying support of abortion in relation to the potential personhood of a fetus/embryo. Between conception and birth(or some time before), fetuses/embryos are not ...
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Any survey-based analyses of "why you voted that way" for the 2017 UK election results?

Were there some surveys conducted in the aftermath of the 2017 UK election (or even right before) that tried to find out what were the main issues that voters had on their mind in making their choice? ...
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How do Americans view the media, especially CNN?

Trump's conflict with the media, especially with CNN, continues... In a tweet, which was retweeted from the official @POTUS account, Trump wrote that: #FraudNewsCNN #FNN Trump also claimed that they ...
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What percentage of troops support President Trump according to latest polls?

The following Newsmax article says: A majority of America's military troops are backing Donald Trump – with career-minded forces favoring him by a 3-to-1 margin over Hillary Clinton, a Military.com ...
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Do any Republicans support the impeachment of President Trump, or have they said what it would take for them to support it?

Impeaching the president is a popular topic among Democrats these days. But Republicans control both houses of Congress, so it seems like a futile endeavor without significant Republican support. ...
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Do the Naxalites enjoy popular support among the poor population?

In India, the Naxalites are various armed political groups with communist and Maoist ideologies. They have been declared a terrorist organisation by the government of India. The Wikipedia article ...
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How popular is the idea of building a nuclear power plant in Egypt?

It just crossed my news feed that Egyptian President el-Sisi finalized the deal with Putin to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant. In the last several years, there was a notable drop (e.g. in USA)...
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What do British people think about female-only carriages on trains?

I read that one politician in British Labour party suggested implementing a women-only carriage but immediately got backlash (here or here). I tried accessing some of these articles but all of them ...
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What's the public opinion in the US and the UK on selling weapons to Saudi-Arabia?

The US and the UK are major weapon suppliers to Saudi-Arabia. We see that these weapons are used to kill innocent people in Yemen (and maybe in other countries by Al-Qaeda). But as Philipp's answer ...
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Does the UK electorate become more likely to vote conservative with age?

Context Using the General Election 2017 as an example, YouGov believe that Young people voted for Labour whereas the older generation voted for The Conservative party. It seems to me that from ...
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What do recent (2018) polls show the British people want from Brexit?

I was looking at the Wikipedia article on opinion polls for the UK general election to determine if there has been any shift in UK politics that might give any indication of the likely outcomes of ...
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How is constitutional monarchy perceived in Commonwealth realms other than United Kingdom?

Especially in countries with huge population and economy like Canada and Australia, what's the opinion of people about constitutional monarchy? Are there any well known groups or indivuals who opposes ...
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What is the Russian public's view on the US claims of interference in the 2016 US election?

Does anyone know of any rigorous study of the Russian public view on what happened in the 2016 US Presidential election? There is a wide consensus, in the US, that top members of the Russian ...
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How do Americans perceive slavery?

Similar to this question: How do today's Germans percieve the Nazis: “Race relations are better since I graduated. That's the truth,” Obama told. He added “Racism persists, inequality persists...” ...
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How do today's Germans perceive the Nazis

I am curious about the perceptions of Germans today with regard to their country's past? What do they generally have to say about Hitler and the events of the holocaust?
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Did most French people change their opinion about who contributed most to the defeat of Nazi Germany?

Did most French people change their opinion about who contributed most to the defeat of Nazi Germany? It seems implausible, but I have found many sources citing this image: The title translates to: ...
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Are impeachment hearings having an effect on public opinion?

Is there evidence that impeachment hearings are changing public opinion (in either direction). If so, how much is public opinion changing? Or are both parties (public opinion) pretty much immovable - ...
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How supported is the idea of a fully independent Indian state among US Native Americans?

Some people (e.g. here) accuse USA of supporting other countries' independence movements (Kosovo/Palestine/Tibet/Taiwan, depending on your definition of "support") as being in conflict with the fact ...
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Are late-night network talk show hosts and comedy shows mostly if not uniformly strongly anti-Trump and generally anti-Republican Party these days? [closed]

Note: I'm looking for fact-based answers based on sources, not opinions here. In the recent Stephen Colbert YouTube clip Prominent Republicans Speak Up About Vaccines As Delta Infections Soar the talk-...
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What caused the Rep. party members' dramatic shift on views on Russia?

The recent data published by The Economist/YouGov (PDF, ##26, 28) taken on December 10-13 2016, clearly indicate a dramatic change on Republican party members' view on Russia and Putin: The surveys ...
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Why hasn't Biden gotten a "rally round the flag" effect after Afghanistan?

One thing that surprised me about Biden's approval is the lack of a rally round the flag effect so far. It hovered around 50% on poll averaging sites which is where it was before. (In case you don't ...
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Are there polls indicating party preference by major/concentration?

Most of the polls I saw seem to be fairly coarse and (for those that break out people by education) only break out people by whether they completed college, or postgrad, or none. Are there any good ...
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Are there advantages to my being registered as an independent in the US?

I'm registered currently as an independent. On social issues I mostly support one side, but I lean towards the other side on many other issues; and ultimately I have no strong allegiance to either ...
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Are there any reliable indications on popular sentiment in Afghanistan for/against the Taliban?

(Note: this question was asked in the context of the rapid military takeover of Afghanistan in July/August 2021 and the period leading up to it. How Afghans will come to view Taliban rule in the ...
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How do people view Putin's statements on gay rights?

In the recent run-up to the Winter Olympics, Russia's Putin has indicated that he didn't have a problem with gays in Russia per se. His only (stated) concern was with gay "propaganda", ...
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Why is Donald Trump positively rated in Africa?

From a report, I gained knowledge that Donald Trump is mostly liked in the African Continent in opposition to other regions like the European Continent! I know under Trump that there is a foreign ...
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How do Russians view the Kurds?

Are there any polls or research on how the Russian populace views the Kurds (in general, or those in Turkey specifically)?
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Are there any surveys on how citizens of Afghanistan outside of Kabul perceive the concept of government?

As an example, in the Middle Ages the concept of "government" in Europe was fuzzy at best. Most people worked the fields and primarily cared about who's the local landowner, rather than ...
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Are there any opinion polls in the US on [not] "letting" the Taliban win in Afghanistan (and the price Americans are willing to pay for that)?

Apparently withdrawing all US forces from Afghanistan has basically been the bipartisan vision at POTUS level since 2016 or so, albeit we only see the conclusion now (with the Taliban seemingly ...
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Average presidential approval since 2000? [closed]

What is the average approval of the past 4 US presidents, from George W Bush to Joe Biden so far? I want the approval weighted by how many days the approval poll was taken.
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What is the opinion of Irish nationalists on COVID-related border checks?

In Why is having border controls in Ireland so problematic for Irish nationalists? and What is the evidence that customs checks in Northern Ireland are going to result in violence? it was explained ...
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Do Kamala Harris's demographic characteristics hurt her approval? [closed]

Kamala Harris has consistently received lower favorabilities than Joe Biden. In a poll, a plurality of 52% approves of Biden with a net approval rating of 7 points while another plurality of 47% ...
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Are there any statistics on political beliefs/party by profession other than from the US? [closed]

I'm generally interested in some kind of statistics that are broken down into groups that are based on a type of work or education rather than just the level of education. I'm curious about ...
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What is the opinion of Israeli Arabs on the Palestinian question?

According to Wikipedia, somewhere around 21% of Israels population is of Arab roots. Are there any polls available on what their opinion is on what should be done in regards to Palestine? I.e. do they ...
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Do Democrats and Republicans still agree on what kinds of immigrants should be admitted?

In a highly cited 2015 paper, Hainmueller and Hopkins find that "beneath partisan divisions over immigration lies a broad consensus about who should be admitted to the country." For example, ...

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