Millennials are the politically unclaimed generation

Interesting findings from the Reason-Rupe 2014 Millennial Survey of young Americans 18-29.  Millenials are the least likely to have traditional political allegiances: They trust neither political party, are social liberals and fiscal centrists, and are supportive of both business and government. They favor free markets, but aren’t sure whether markets or government best drive income […]

More Gallup: More in U.S. Would Decrease Immigration Than Increase

Although U.S. public support for increasing immigration has increased over the past 15 years, it remains the minority position. By 41% to 22%, many more Americans still think immigration should be decreased rather than increased.

Gallup: Americans Losing Confidence in All Branches of U.S. Gov’t

Americans’ confidence in all three branches of the U.S. government has fallen, reaching record lows for the Supreme Court (30%) and Congress (7%), and a six-year low for the presidency (29%). The presidency had the largest drop of the three branches this year, down seven percentage points from its previous rating of 36%.

Jobs Remain Top Concern Among Americans

Twenty percent of Americans name unemployment or jobs as the most important problem facing the country in May, up from 14% who mentioned these issues in April, according to a recent Gallup survey.

Two-thirds of Americans Want a New Direction

A national survey by the Pew Research Center and USA TODAY, conducted April 23-27 among 1,501 adults (including 1,162 registered voters), finds that “65% would like to see the next president offer different policies and programs from the Obama administration while 30% want Obama’s successor to offer similar policies.”

Half of Illinois Residents Would Move Given the Chance

Every state has at least some residents who are looking for greener pastures, but nowhere is the desire to move more prevalent than in Illinois and Connecticut, according to Gallup. In both of these states, about half of residents say that if given the chance to move to a different state, they would like to […]

The Average Person Misplaces Up to Nine Items a Day

An online survey of 3,000 people published in 2012 showed one-third of respondents said they spend an average of 15 minutes each day searching for items—cellphones, keys and paperwork top the list, reports the Wall Street Journal. Thankfully, everyday forgetfulness isn’t a sign of a more serious medical condition like Alzheimer’s or dementia. And while […]

Unemployment Rises to Top Problem in the U.S.

Gallup reports Americans have a new No. 1 problem. Nearly one in four Americans mention jobs and unemployment as the most important problem facing the country, up from 16% in January. The government and politicians had topped the list since the government shutdown in October.

Dysfunctional Gov’t Surpasses Economy as Top U.S. Problem

Americans now name dysfunctional government, rather than the economy or jobs, as the most important problem facing the country. The 33% who mention dysfunctional government as the top problem is the highest in Gallup’s 74-year trend.

YG Network Dial Test

Our friends at YG Network just released new dial test results. Here’s what they had to say: As middle-class Americans continue to be squeezed by Washington’s failed, liberal policies, the need has never been greater for YG Network’s actionable conservative policy agenda. That’s why, as part of a broader effort to understand public opinion as […]