Report | Jun 19, 2013
Obama Job Approval Holds Steady, Economic Views Improve

Overview In a second term marked by a series of controversies and little legislative success, President Obama’s job approval rating has nonetheless remained fairly steady. Currently, 49% approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president while 43% disapprove. That is little changed from a month ago, before the NSA surveillance controversy and […]

Report | Dec 28, 2011
Little Change in Public’s Response to ’Capitalism,’ ’Socialism’

Overview The recent Occupy Wall Street protests have focused public attention on what organizers see as the excesses of America’s free market system, but perceptions of capitalism – and even of socialism – have changed little since early 2010 despite the recent tumult. The American public’s take on capitalism remains mixed, with just slightly more […]

Report | May 4, 2010
“Socialism” Not So Negative, “Capitalism” Not So Positive

Overview “Socialism” is a negative for most Americans, but certainly not all Americans. “Capitalism” is regarded positively by a majority of the public, though it is a thin majority. There are certain segments of the public – notably, young people and Democrats – where both “isms” are rated about equally. And while most Americans have […]

Report | Mar 12, 2009
Socialism, American-Style

We love the free market, but fear corporations and global competition, and depend on Uncle Sam to keep us safe.

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