All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Poll’

Marijuana Legalization: New Survey Shows Americans Not Reversing on Legalization Trend

Polling data company CivicScience has released the results of a new poll that show that Americans are more supportive than ever of the idea of legalizing marijuana. In fact, the majority of Americans are behind the idea, and the margin has grown since the last polling three months ago. Respondents were asked the question: “Would you support or oppose a …

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George W. Bush a Better President Than Obama, According to New Poll

President Obama’s approval poll numbers have been sitting at low levels for months now. The botched roll-out of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) healthcare markets hit his approval numbers hard. The government shutdown of 2013, though caused by House Republicans, dragged down the president’s approval numbers as Americans grew ever-more tired of legislative gridlock. Foreign policy headaches such as the …

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Big Bang Theory Doubted by Majority of Americans

A recent poll conducted by the Associated Press-GfK sought to test public perception, knowledge, and confidence in certain scientific principles which are whole-heartedly accepted as fact by the scientific community – things such as smoking’s impact on cancer rates, the plausibility of evolution, and the age of the Earth. Unfortunately, the results of the poll show that many Americans are …

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Most Desirable Woman of 2014: The Mother of Dragons

Khaleesi, the Mother of Dragons, has officially taken over Katniss Everdeen. The results were published on Tuesday for AskMen’s 13th edition of its annual 99 Most Desirable Woman in the World List. Game of Thrones British beauty Emilia Clarke, 26, took the top spot away from last year’s number one hottie, Jennifer Lawrence, who finished in the fourth spot this …

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Sochi Olympics Not Winning Over Americans, Poll Says

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, 4 of every 10 Americans have unfavorable impressions of the upcoming Winter Olympiad in Sochi. Half of respondents had a favorable impression and 10 percent didn’t care either way. In comparison, the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics saw 72 percent approval and only 16 percent unfavorable impressions. This lukewarm reception likely …

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Most Americans Think This Congress is the Worst They’ve Seen

This year has not been an encouraging one for American politics. The in-fighting in congress seemed to increase in the wake of the 2012 presidential election, and Republican opposition to President Obama is as staunch as ever. The gridlock in congress this year culminated in House Republicans shutting down the U.S. government in October in protest over the rollout of …

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Majority of Americans Will Not Shop on Black Friday

With stores opening on Thanksgiving day for Black Friday deals this year, consumers are now under more pressure than ever to fit cut-rate shopping into their holiday schedules. Though millions of Americans will line-up and fight over the inexpensive electronics and toys on Friday, it appears that most Americans will not be tempted by this weekend’s sales. A new Consumer …

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Obamacare Starts Next Year, Opposed by Over Half of Americans

Major segments of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – known colloquially as “Obamacare” – are set to go into effect by January 1, 2014. Programs such as health insurance exchanges; insurer prohibitions against pre-existing medical condition discrimination and annual spending caps; and an expansion of medicaid eligibility are all scheduled to roll out. Over half of Americans, however, …

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Two-Thirds of Countries Worldwide Claim Media Freedom

According to a recent poll, roughly two-thirds of adults surveyed from 133 countries and regions say that they enjoy a lot of media freedom. This median has gone essentially unchanged since a similar poll was conducted in 2010 – 67% of those surveyed said their media was free, as compared to the 65% from the more recent poll. Views of …

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Rush Limbaugh Should Be Fired, Say Most Republicans

Right about now, Rush Limbaugh may be wishing he had not called Sandra Fluke a slut. Even after an apology that few think he meant, advertisers have bailed on Limbaugh in record numbers. The flagship station for his show, WABC in New York, have been forced to play unpaid PSAs rather than commercials in most of his ad slots. Unprecedented …

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National Taxpayers Union Says Americans Oppose Search Engine Regulation

The debate surrounding search engines and regulation only seems to be increasing with recent developments. Various privacy and consumer groups have encouraged the government to intervene claiming that consumers need to be protected. Although some investigations are pending, the feds have not stepped in with any action yet.

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Facebook Timeline Users Are Unhappy: Infographic

Whether you love the new Timeline or despise its very creation, you’re getting it, like it or not. Recently SodaHead.com surveyed its users and the results are predominately not in favor for the Timeline. SodaHead.com is the world’s largest opinion based community and its recent survey found that 70 percent of those responding to the poll were not in favor …

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