Latest Public opinion News

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Feb. 21, 2024 17:54 PM EST

Cullman Times. February 20, 2024. Editorial: Don’t trust the process? Volunteer as a poll worker When you think “politics” in America, words such as “dissent,” “contentious” and “fragmented” can immediately come to mind. There’s no...

South Africa sets May 29 elections that could be the most pivotal since apartheid ended

Feb. 20, 2024 15:37 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa will hold pivotal national elections May 29 as polls show the ruling African National Congress could lose its majority for the first time since it came to power with the fall of apartheid 30 years ago. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced...

Americans divided on TikTok ban even as Biden campaign joins the app, AP-NORC poll shows

Feb. 16, 2024 11:33 AM EST

President Joe Biden’s campaign is embracing TikTok to court younger voters ahead of the presidential elections, but U.S. adults have mixed views about whether the video-sharing app should even operate in the country. A new poll by The Associated Press and NORC Center for Public...

A defense minister and 2 former governors are vying for Indonesia’s presidency

Feb. 13, 2024 21:51 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian voters on Wednesday were making their choice of who will succeed popular President Joko Widodo, who is serving his second and final term. It is a three-way race for the presidency among current Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto and two former...

Partial rerun of Germany's 2021 election in Berlin costs a governing party 1 seat

Feb. 12, 2024 03:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A partial rerun of Germany's 2021 election in Berlin brought a decline in support for the governing parties and cost one of them a seat in parliament, but led to no significant overall change, official results showed Monday. The repeat election was held Sunday in 455...

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans say air travel is safe despite recent scares

Feb. 09, 2024 12:08 PM EST

Most U.S. adults believe that air travel is generally safe in the U.S., despite some doubts about whether aircraft are being properly maintained and remain free from structural problems. About 7 in 10 U.S. adults say planes are a “very” or “somewhat” safe method of travel,...

Half of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders want more US support of Palestinians, a poll shows

Feb. 07, 2024 12:05 PM EST

About half of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the United States believe the country is giving too much support of Israelis and not enough for Palestinians amid the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, according to a poll that shows those views are dominant among young adults. ...

Half of US adults say Israel has gone too far in war in Gaza, AP-NORC poll shows

Feb. 02, 2024 01:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of U.S. adults say Israel's 15-week-old military campaign in Gaza has “gone too far,” a finding driven mainly by growing disapproval among Republicans and political independents, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. ...

AP-NORC poll finds an uptick in positive ratings of the US economy, but it’s not boosting Biden

Feb. 01, 2024 04:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stocks are near record highs. Growth was surprisingly strong last year. And once-hot inflation has begun to cool. But so far, U.S. adults are feeling only slightly better about the economy. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...

'Traitor': After bitter primary, DeSantis may struggle to win over Trump supporters if he runs again

Jan. 31, 2024 20:54 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Before launching his ill-fated campaign for the White House, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was a star. Again and again, Republican voters said they saw him as the future of the party — a potential vice president who, after serving four years alongside Donald Trump, could...