Highlights from post-election national poll

Earlier this week, YG Network released a post-election national poll. As pollsters Whit Ayres and Jon McHenry of North Star Opinion Research write, the survey “shows strong support for some of the messages outlined in (YG Network’s book) Room to Grow to address current challenges faced by many Americans, including education, unemployment, and poverty in […]

Is Personal Freedom At Risk? Americans Think So.

Americans’ assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure, reports the Washington Examiner. The research shows that citizens of countries including France, Uruguay, and Costa Rica now feel […]

Survey indicates most U.S. women believe they are not up to date on vaccinations

A national survey from Rite Aid and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) reveals that the majority of adult women living in the United States do not believe they are up to date on vaccinations to protect against many preventable diseases. According to a telephone survey of 1,000 randomly selected U.S. adult women age 26-74, […]

Saudi Arabia Looks to Lift Driving Ban for Some Women

It’s the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive, but that could be about to change reports the UK’s Independent. The advisory council to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has recommended the country’s government lift the long-standing ban on women drivers despite decades of cracking down on protests. But, even […]

Americans want Congress, not Obama, to lead nation

A Gallup Poll taken after the election asked, “Who do you want to have more influence over the direction the nation takes in the next year — Barack Obama or the Republicans in Congress?”  Congress won out over Obama by a 17 point margin, 53 percent to 36 percent.

French stores accused of imposing ‘woman tax’

France’s finance ministry has ordered an inquiry into why female shoppers are paying more than male consumers for apparently identical products. Shampoos, deodorants, razors and other goods marketed as “feminine” are subject to what a French women’s rights group says is an “invisible tax” making them pricier. After launching a petition that has attracted 30,000 […]

At Least 13 New Female Faces in Congress Next Year

Congress will welcome at least 13 new female Members next January.  More importantly, there is parity between liberal and conservative women elected.  There were 7 liberal women elected and 6 conservatives.  If Martha McSally holds on to her slim lead in AZ-02, then there will be an equal number of women elected from both sides […]

A Conservative Agenda Should Empower Families

In USA Today, Rep. Paul Ryan writes that a conservative agenda should “take the focus in Washington away from empowering bureaucrats and put it on empowering families. Our prescription [for] a healthy economy is simple: Give families the resources — and the room — they need, and opportunity will grow.” That’s exactly what Room To […]

Halloween by the numbers

From Statista: Americans will spend a whopping $7.4 billion on Halloween products in 2014, according to the National Retail Federation. $2.8 billion will be spent on costumes, of which the animal, Batman character and witch are going to be the most popular. Americans are also planning on splashing out a whopping $350 million on costumes […]

Over 10 Million Votes Cast Nationwide So Far

Early voting has been going on in more than half the states. As of yesterday, there were 10,039,001 votes cast, according to electproject.org.  Florida has seen the most votes, where an extremely close Governor’s race dominates the landscape, with just over 1.96 million votes cast so far.  Florida is followed by California with 1.5 million […]