What Are We Thinking?

  • 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...
  • September 19, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Poll: Americans' trust in the media at its lowest

    Americans' trust in the news media "to report the news fully, accurately and fairly" has returned to an all-time low this year. We get ...
  • September 12, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    With trust in government low, Americans favor military action against Islamic State

    Americans in general favor the types of military actions Obama put forward in his speech Wednesday night, though prior to the speech, Americans' ...
  • September 5, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking

    More Americans supporting federal money for universal pre-K schooling

    New York City welcomed public school children back to the classroom this week, including, for the first time, 50,000 4-year-olds in free universal pre...
  • August 29, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Poll: Half of Americans like labor unions, while job satisfaction rises from recession low

    This Labor Day marks the 120th national celebration of the American labor movement, dedicated to the social and economic contributions and achievement...
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