All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘polls’

Majority of Americans Dissatisfied With U.S. Direction

As the American political landscape continues to become more polarized, a large majority of Americans continue to be dissatisfied with the state of things in the U.S. A new Gallup poll released today shows that only 23% of U.S. adults say they are satisfied with “the way things are going” in their country. This result, which was found during an …

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More Americans Than Ever Identify as Liberal

As Republicans debated Mitt Romney’s loss in the aftermath of the 2012 presidential election, one factor that came up repeatedly is that Republicans simply are not appealing to the growing demographics in the U.S. Pundits suggested that reaching out to Hispanics or young people might be essential for he party’s future, but a new poll this week show that a …

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A Fairly Ridiculous Amount of People Still Own VCRs

The list of “things that killed the VCR” is pretty lengthy – I mean, just start naming semi-recent technological advancements in the way human beings consume TV and movies and you have your list right there. Digital cable, DVDs, Netflix, DVR – the VCR, though perfectly useful in its time, is simply a relic of the past. Right? Well, not …

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U.S. is Experiencing an Average Flu Season

The weather is cold across much of the U.S. and the flu season is now nearing its peak. A new poll out this week from Gallup shows that 2.8% of American adults in December reported being sick with the flu the previous day. This percentage represents a slight uptick from the 2% who said the same thing in November. Despite …

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More Americans Than Ever Identify as Politically Independent

With Healthcare.org experiences still feeling sour and House Republicans’ government shut down still fresh in peoples’ minds, more Americans than ever are turning away from the two major U.S. political parties. A new Gallup poll this week shows that 42% of Americans now identify as politically independent. This finding represents a new high for American independents in Gallup’s polling. Along …

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How Optimistic Are Small Business Owners Going Into 2014?

The rise of the internet has certainly made it easier for small business owners to build and market their livelihoods. However, these opportunities are tempered by the fact that small businesses must work extra hard to stand out in the largest crowd imaginable. Standing out from the crowd online is especially challenging given the quickly-evolving nature of the internet. Though …

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President Obama, Hillary Clinton Most Admired Among Americans

Pope Francis may be Time’s person of the year, but Americans have several other people that they admire more than the Catholic Church’s newest leader. According to a new Gallup poll, Barack Obama is by far the man most admired by Americans. Of those polled, 16% mentioned the President when asked about the people they admire most. Obama has topped …

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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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Americans More Wary of “Big Government” Than Ever Before

With the U.S. Congress now seemingly more divided than ever, Americans are getting more suspicious of “big government.” A new Gallup Poll conducted in early December has found that record numbers of Americans now view big government as a bigger threat than either “big business” or “big labor.” A full 72% of U.S. adults polled believe big government is the …

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Nurses Top 2013 Gallup Honesty and Ethics Poll

Americans this year rated Nurses as the most honest and ethical profession. A new Gallup poll released today shows that 82% of U.S. adults rate the honesty and ethical standards of nurses as either “high” or “very high.” The nursing profession has topped Gallup’s honesty and ethics profession ratings since the firm began polling Americans about it in 1999, with …

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Obamacare Disapproval Drops as Website Improves

House Republicans’ government shutdown in October did no favors for a congress that hit new lows in approval this year. However, the botched rollout of the Healthcare.gov website also shifted Americans’ opinions against the very law that Republicans were protesting against. Now that the Healthcare.gov website is finally moving toward functionality it appears Americans are softening their opinions of the …

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Majority of Americans Now View Tea Party Unfavorably

For around four years now, the Tea Party movement has had a significant effect on U.S. politics. Candidates from the conservative movement have challenged incumbent Republican legislators, and have in some cases won. This has put pressure on the Republican party to double-down on some of its most conservative positions with a no-compromise attitude. Though the Tea Party movement remains …

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