What Are We Thinking?

  • May 9, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Poll finds no competitive edge for graduates from highly selective colleges

    This fall's crop of college freshmen needn't fret if they were turned down by a more prestigious institution of higher learning.
  • May 2, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Poll: Pa., Del. and N.J. rank low with residents as best places to live; Montanans and Alaskans happiest

    News about hopeful economic indicators this week is muted for many who were caught up in the disparity between the haves and the have nots. We focus o...
  • April 25, 2014 |  What are We Thinking?

    Poll: Americans like the idea of Affirmative Action, remain suspicious of special treatment

    The Supreme Court this week upheld a 2006 Michigan law banning publicly funded colleges from granting "preferential admissions treatment to any i...
  • April 18, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Poll: Despite high enrollment numbers, attitudes toward ACA not shifting positive

    President Obama announced this week that the number of Americans enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act has topped 8 million. At t...
  • April 11, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Poll: Only half of Americans think they pay too much tax

    Time is drawing near to tally up and turn in those 2013 tax returns. We take up this topic and others with Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallu...
  • April 4, 2014 |  What are we Thinking

    Americans' reaction to climate change data more 'ho-hum' than 'holy cow!'

    Findings from this week's U.N. report on climate change couldn't be more explicit, stressing that the effects of warming are being felt ever...
  • March 28, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Poll: Half of Americans fear a new cold war with Russia

    The East-West war of words grows ever louder following Russia's annexation of the Ukranian region of Crimea. We learn what Americans think of it ...
  • March 21, 2014 |  What Are We Thinking?

    Poll: More than half of Americans say China is the world economic superpower, not the U.S.

    There's better-than-expected economic news this week in the form of The Conference Board's index of leading indicators — perhaps pointing to...
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