What Are We Thinking?

  • December 12, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Americans' opposition to torture has softened in the last decade

    The U.S. Senate released its report on torture this week to a great deal of visibility and reaction. There's no new polling research, but Frank N...
  • December 5, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Small businesses helping to buoy consumer confidence

    Unemployment is down. Consumer confidence is up. Seems like a great time to go shopping for rose-colored glasses. We've got the latest on America...
  • November 28, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Holiday shoppers not expecting to spend much more this year than last year

    If Black Friday failed to put enough of a dent in your wallet, Cyber Monday beckons. Will this be a boffo year for retailers? Frank Newport, editor in...
  • November 21, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Poll: Americans favor action on immigration but wish Obama had waited for Congress

    Frustrated with Congress' failure to address the issue, President Barack Obama last night acted to extend deportation protections for millions of...
  • November 14, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Cyber crimes top list of Americans' fears

    Crime was not a major concern in last week's midterm elections. Let's see where the issue ranks in the minds of Americans with Frank Newport...
  • November 8, 2014

    Interpreting Election Day results

    The GOP's success at the polls this week likely exceeded even the expectations of some Republican pollsters. We check in with Frank Newport, edi...
  • October 31, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking

    Taking the public's pulse on brink of midterm elections

    The 2014 midterm elections are now just four days away. We know that the outcome of the elections often reflect the level of satisfaction Americans ha...
  • October 24, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    The trick for retailers is to sell more treats this Halloween — and beyond

    Retailers are rejoicing that Oct. 31 arrives next Friday, ensuring big sales from trick-or-treaters and those planning big Halloween parties through t...
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