What Are We Thinking?

  • 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...
  • October 24, 2014

    U.S. consumers ready for holiday spending despite credit card worries

    Retailers are rejoicing that Halloween arrives next week, ensuring big sales from trick-or-treaters and those planning parties through the weekend. Bu...
  • October 17, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Poll: Most Americans confident government could handle an Ebola outbreak

    The nonstop coverage of the Ebola virus and the American health system's ability to contain it is reassuring for some, alarming for others. We me...
  • October 10, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Americans no more worried about Ebola than swine flu

    Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who was the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday. This, plus theannounced...
  • October 3, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    IRS, NSA, Congress, now the Secret Service — what's to like about American government?

    Given director Julia Pierson' resignation this week amid security lapses at the White House, add the Secret Service to the list of government ent...
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