Politics

Americans are growing less trusting of their political institutions. Per a Gallup poll, less than 40% of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the presidency, which...
Though the threat of climate change has been looming for decades, the reality that it does, in fact, represent an existential crisis did not hit home for most people until quite recently. Just in the...
Americans are unhappy with the way things are going in the United States, and have been for a while. Something else going on in the United States that is making a lot of people unusually dissatisfied...
If you’re hearing a lot about bridges lately, it’s probably because these vital passageways are front and center in President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure proposal. The ambitious plan...
The Jan. 6 Capitol riot and efforts by 147 members of Congress, including eight senators, to overturn the election results by voting against the certification of state Electoral College votes rattled...
It’s been 11 years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, allowing corporations and other outside groups to spend unlimited funds on...
Nineteen states, Washington, D.C., and Guam have legalized marijuana for recreational use by adults. Could there be more “lighting up” in the coming years? Currently, several states such as Ohio...
In the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, some of the largest U.S. companies pledged to stop donations to the 147 members of Congress who voted against certification of the Electoral College vote, as...
Calls for fiscal responsibility and debt reduction are common in Washington D.C., but a demonstrated commitment to achieving those goals is not. The federal government has not had a balanced budget...
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released some of the results of the 2020 census and compared them to figures from 2010. One section in the findings was named, “Around Four-Fifths of All U.S....
The spread of COVID-19 in June 2021 — both in the U.S. and around the world — dropped to the lowest levels in a year. But in July, cases spiked again, largely because of the highly...
How much confidence do you have in big businesses? What about small businesses? How satisfied are you with the size and influence of major corporations, or of how the government regulates big...
Americans are unhappy with the way things are going in the United States, and have been for a while. Something else going on in the United States that is making a lot of people unusually dissatisfied...
Beverage bottles, food packages, and shopping bags are among the most common plastics that wind up in garbage bins — and eventually the oceans — after only one use. While the world has...
Trust in public institutions, such as schools, courts, police, and legislative bodies, is crucial to maintaining social stability. A deterioration of trust in organizations that play vital roles in...