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Brexit is more popular among Britons than what is happening in Hong Kong is among Hong Kong residents There was a vote for Brexit where a majority of voters voted for Brexit, but there was absolutely no vote in Hong Kong for any of the things happening in Hong Kong. To draw a parallel between these two events as if something that was actually voted on by ...


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Vivid imagery Consider this image from the first Selma to Montgomery march in 1965 (source) That's Amelia Boynton, left unconscious after being attacked on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday. To see an unarmed woman being treated like this helped to galvanize the Civil Rights movement and would lead to passage of the Voting Rights Act. Images ...


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I think that you are looking at too much rational level concerning people's reaction. Look a bit more at ideology: Whoever shares your views (whichever they are), would seem to you be a nice, trustworthy person who would do lot's of good in the world. There would be also a grain of truth in it, as it would be easier to get on with like minded people. In the ...


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A YouGov poll just published today shows significant support across the political spectrum: The full results show that the level of support among Leavers (62%) is nearly as high as that among Stayers (70%). If that seems surprising it may be relevant that a study published last year found the following: Those who subscribe strongly to the Leave identity, ...


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Too soon It feels like people are still holding out for political solutions. The normal democratic way of doing this would be a Vote of No Confidence, followed by either the MPs choosing a new PM or forcing a new election. There is still just about time to do this, and people in the right positions are talking about it. Obviously no Tory MP wants to ...


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Brexit is (relatively) easy to reverse. The loss of Hong Kong democracy and self government would be difficult to reverse. In case public opinion in UK swinging back to support joining the EU, it would be reasonable to expect that the EU would not put much trouble to agree with it. If Hong Kong loses its self government, China will not easily give it back; ...


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Conducting polls is costly, so I don't see why anyone would spend money outside the US to find out public opinion on a fairly obscure US politico-legal matter... (as opposed to opinions about Trump's foreign policy, which does get polled, see the Pew survey in the other answer.) The best you can probably hope for is some foreign media roundup which often ...


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The level of consequences is very different All of the points in pjc50's answer, plus, a huge difference in consequences. Depending on who you believe, Brexit will produce anything from "sunlit uplands" advantageous to the UK, to a plunge into severe recession - but while such economic changes may have serious effects on many residents, for UK citizens, at ...


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Although it doesn't specifically address the issue of impeachment, this report by Pew Research Center about their survey of 32 countries, and published 8 January 2020, might provide some insight. Basically, confidence in As has been the case throughout his presidency, U.S. President Donald Trump receives largely negative reviews from publics around the ...


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FiveThirtyEight wrote an article on this just last week: Why Americans Might Be Convinced To Support A War With Iran. In the article, they report on several polls that ask about a potential conflict with Iran in different ways. To start, they report on a SurveyMonkey poll which finds very low support for intervention in response to the attack on Saudi oil ...


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I don’t think anyone really expects it to put a dent in Trump’s support among his hardest-core base, but that’s a minority of the country and their support is not enough to win reelection. Right now, Trump’s Approval ratings are at one of their highest points in his presidency, but the Real Clear Politics average still has him underwater by 7.7%. Even with ...


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I can't speak to public opinion, but here is the published opinion of Switzerland's leading conservative newspaper: Der Freispruch schafft so einen verhängnisvollen Präzedenzfall. Ein Präsident, dem es offenkundig an Respekt für demokratische Gepflogenheiten und institutionelle Kontrolle fehlt, wird in seiner Meinung bestärkt, sich alles erlauben zu ...


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In the most recent polls I found (and there are a helluva lot of polls on coronavirus in the US) from March 26: About seven-in-ten adults (71%) say that to address the coronavirus, it is necessary to require most businesses other than grocery stores or pharmacies to close. A larger share of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (81%) than ...


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In addition to Brian Z's answer, I found an older and less detailed poll, again run by YouGov, conducted on May 29th: This shows a rather large difference between the levels of support shown by Remainers & Leavers, but also a substantial amount of 'Don't know' responses compared to the survey in Brian's answer, suggesting opinions have changed somewhat ...


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It really depends on the pollster. Generally, a random sample is taken of the population, using methods such as random telephone number generation, and this sample is then weighted to correct for demographic size and sampling issues. Gallup publishes information about how it samples the population for its weekly U.S. Poll. In this case, the sampling is done ...


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I'm not totally sure this is answering your question, but since the EU has taken action against Poland on this matter, a related poll is probably a good proxy indicator. Respondents were also asked about the European Commission's conflict over Poland's judicial reform conflict. For that question, 22 percent of respondents viewed the European Commission's ...


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At least in one 2014 Pew poll the answer seems to be that Muslims are more negatively viewed in France than Jews. By the way, publishing the results of such polls in France (especially when they get to detailed questions) is not terribly popular. It's actually hard to find some detail questions that were comparable in that latter poll (as it focused on ...


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are there any polls on US public acceptance of a wealth tax as a general idea? As a general idea, the US public is in favor of wealthy individuals paying more in taxes -- which I think is indirect support for a wealth tax. But this is a complex subject, and it depends on if the idea is presented as a redistribution or paying "their fair share." (And I ...


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Arabs suffered colonialism by the English, the french and the Spanish. and during the 40s and 50's their struggle against colonialism (as per their culture) means a struggle for all those under colonialism not only their own countries. Arabs draw a lot of similarities between their situation and the Irish under British rule. Thus after gaining ...


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The United States has 12 million Jewish people, almost twice as many as Israel at 6.5 million, the only country to have more Jewish people than Israel. We also have the greatest percentage of Jewish people than any other country save Israel itself, with 3%. The next closest country is France at 1%. That isn't to say that our approval of Israel has remained ...


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Yes we do, going by Five Thirty Eight's We’ve Got Some New Polls For Bloomberg’s Potential Campaign. They Aren’t Great. dated 15 November 2019 (links from the article, emphasis on numbers mine, I split the paragraph to distinguis between polls): Shortly after news broke that Bloomberg might run, Morning Consult ran a quick poll that found he would pull 4 ...


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Public: it's unfair to criticize a president for playing golf, August 26, 2014. Voters are reluctant to jump on board with the golfing criticism, at least in principle. 54% of Americans say it is unfair to criticize presidents for playing golf, against only 31% who say the criticism is fair. Most Democrats and half of independents call the golfing ...


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Focusing on the word "loyalty" reminds me of other paranoid periods in American history. One influential essay that describes this style of politics is titled "The Paranoid Style in American Politics". During the both "Red Scares", people who were seen as pro-Communist were accused of "taking orders from Moscow". This was similar to the 19th Century's anti-...


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The first two authors of that paper (N&G) in fact have a 2015 book on roughly the same thing. One can look at book reviews for this book too for (others') takes on N&G's hypotheses/research. For example, one review says: The authors are at their persuasive best when they are explaining the origins of the divergent confessional cultures in the ...


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I'm not convinced that Catholics did "even at the end of the 20th century" (to use Nelsen, Guth and Fraser's own words in their 2001 paper linked in the question and referring to studies in 1994 and 1998). Copy as .pdf available here. Their conclusion advances a plausible explanation : " ... religious affiliation does influence attitudes in ways ...


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The Brexit Party is currently (12 July 2020) polling its members to ask about this With regard to the 3,000,000 citizens of Hong Kong (British National (Overseas) passport holders and dependants thereof), who have been offered rights to come to the UK, do you believe that: a.They should be given total rights to come and live and settle here b.The current ...


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Here comes the nothingburger, meaning that predictably WHO's rating sank among Republicans, in tandem with Trump's criticism, but was basically unchanged among Democrats (independents were somewhere in between these extremes) The World Health Organization's (WHO) net approval rating has plunged by 29 points since the start of April amid the ongoing COVID-19 ...


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In addition to shared views and media effects, you should consider elite cueing: mass opinions are affected by the views of national (party) elites. There is quite some academic (also empirical) literature about it, e.g. here https://rubenson.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/merkley-stecula.pdf (US) or here https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...


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