Opinion polls in the U.S. can address the same topic yet reach very different results. There are several reasons this can happen, but we tackle one of the most basic: Did the poll include or exclude the 45% who didn’t vote in November?
A few weeks after Gorsuch's nomination, 44% of Americans say they favor the Senate confirming him, while 32% are opposed; roughly a quarter offer no opinion.
In early January, 46% of the public said “a large number of refugees leaving countries such as Iraq and Syria” was a major threat to the well-being of America.
There has long been a consensus that churches should not endorse specific candidates for public office, and a current law known as the Johnson Amendment prohibits them from involvement in political campaigns.
Americans’ views of both labor unions and business corporations have grown more positive since March 2015.
Overall, 48% of Americans say there are some circumstances under which the use of torture is acceptable in U.S. anti-terrorism efforts.
Republicans and Democrats have vastly different opinions about how well police do their jobs and the realities of policing today.
Only 39% of Americans view building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border as a very or somewhat important goal.
More than 40 years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, 69% of Americans say the historic ruling should not be completely overturned.
Just five states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Texas – accounted for all 20 executions in the U.S. in 2016.