After Legalization Votes, Marijuana Use Down Slightly Among Teens

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:09 pm

Since voters in two states legalized and regulated marijuana for adults, the use rate among teens is effectively unchanged. The electorate’s support for marijuana reform didn’t cause a spike in youth consumption.


Country Is Divided About Having a Divided Congress

By: Thursday May 22, 2014 12:30 pm

The American people are fairly ambivalent about whether it is better to have one party control of both houses of Congress, or not. Roughly a third think one party control is better, another third think a divided Congress is preferable and the rest think it makes no different or don’t have an opinion.

ACA Poll Numbers Drop After Implementation

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 2:15 pm

Americans have now had direct experience with the coverage expansion provision in the Affordable Care Act for a full two months and during this time disapproval of the law actually increased.

Christie’s Popularity Drops After Scandals, Told to Step Down From RGA by Ken Cuccinelli

By: Thursday January 23, 2014 7:40 am

As Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s staff is interviewed by the FBI to find out whether or not the Christie Administration tried to leverage Sandy Aid to help out a politically connected real estate development firm in Hoboken, new polling indicates the scandals are taking their toll on Governor Chris Christie. According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Institute Poll Christie is now to pre-Sandy response popularity levels and for the first time in a longtime his favorability rating has dropped below 50%

Liberals Are on the Rise

By: Friday January 10, 2014 7:35 am

There has been a noticeable increase in the number of self-identified liberals over the past decade.

Poll: United States Seen As Greatest Threat To World Peace In 2013

By: Tuesday December 31, 2013 10:47 am

Once again the United States has topped the list in a world opinion poll as the biggest threat to world peace. Apparently the War On Terror has succeeded in making people terrified of us. The disclosures of NSA’s plan for global information awareness by whistleblower Edward Snowden probably did not help things much either.

Americans Think This Is the Worst Congress They Ever Witnessed

By: Thursday December 26, 2013 9:31 am

Amazingly, despite these terrible poll numbers, well over 90 percent of the current members of Congress are expected to be re-elected in 2014. There is something wrong with the design of an election system when the connection between job performance and election outcome can be so weak.

Shocking Poll: Marriage Equality Fails to Destroy Massachusetts

By: Saturday September 28, 2013 10:24 am

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Massachusetts for almost ten years, plenty of time for the signs of societal doom to manifest if that were to be the outcome. So guess what Public Policy Polling has found in a recent survey of Massachusetts voters?

Tea Party Brand Slips Further

By: Thursday September 26, 2013 12:20 pm

Public support for the so called “Tea Party” is now the worst it has ever been.

Know Thyself Congressperson

By: Sunday July 7, 2013 10:30 am

Congressional approval ratings have been falling for years, to the point that they really can’t go much lower. At the same time, a recent survey shows that our elected representatives are quite satisfied with themselves and the job they are doing. Why is there this disconnect?

For starters, it’s shocking to see the things that provide job satisfaction to these people

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