As the pandemic rages on, nominally free countries are sliding down a path blazed by authoritarian regimes.
The results reflect the impact of increasing publicity about police abuses.
The Extremely Online Are Less Informed About Political News, More Informed About Conspiracy Theories
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Americans Are Isolating Themselves Less, but That Doesn't Mean They Are Abandoning COVID-19 Precautions
Sensible social distancing does not require staying in your house.
Will coronavirus help rehabilitate tech's rep?
That could be bad news for 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
A more active government wins growing approval, but only so long as it doesn’t raise taxes, require tradeoffs, or interfere with private enterprise.
Most respondents, especially millennials, favored viewpoint-based censorship, suppression of "hurtful or offensive" speech in certain contexts, and legal penalties for wayward news organizations.
Many arms of government are unpopular with large swathes of the American population.
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As a Deadline for Legalizing Marijuana in Illinois Approaches, a New Poll Finds Strong Public Support
According to the survey, three-fifth of voters think pot should be legal for recreational use.
NORML's 2019 scorecard shows that governors, including half a dozen who are pushing for legalization in their states, are beginning to reflect public opinion.
Pew survey data complicate the young/old and left/right framing of this issue.
Advocates for immigrants would do well to emphasize moral arguments more than appeals to the narrow self-interest of native-born Americans.
Many who oppose "political correctness" also support a variety of specific types of censorship.
So long as anything resembling legitimate elections continue to be held, no political coalition will gain a permanent lock on the future.
Youth opinion on firearms is far from monolithic.
A survey by an anti-marijuana group finds that only 16 percent of Americans support the current federal policy.
According to the latest survey, 64 percent of all American adults and 51 percent of Republicans think pot should be legal.
A majority of both Republicans and Democrats think the Supreme Court should leave Roe alone.
Past and present history give no reason to believe there'd be any public safety benefit to such a ban.
According to Gallup, 60 percent of Americans oppose pot prohibition.
Republicans, women, and those ages 45 and older were the most likely to say that selling or paying for sex should be illegal.
For those ages 30-44, it rises to almost 10 percent. But most Americans still think prostitution is "morally wrong."
American perceptions about male and female roles, traits, and behaviors show little change since 1983.
DOJ Report: 'Males, Whites, Republicans' and Porn Watchers Hold 'Incorrect Beliefs' About Sex Trafficking
Don't worry, the feds will fix those for you.
Generational differences suggest support will continue to rise.
Large majorities of Democrats and Republicans would abolish mandatory minimums for nonviolent offenses.
All three of these political stars of the moment are drawing big crowds by the dangerous old method of blaming a minority.
Her recent rise to the top tier of Republican presidential candidates is predicated on gender neutral appeal.
So argues Eugene Volokh, albeit with a bit more subtlety.
From Miller Lite to Maytag, here's how popular brands reacted to the SCOTUS ruling this morning.
'Pro-choice' identification is back up to late 1990s levels.
Coloradans are keener on legalization than they were when they voted for it in 2012.
Voters are especially tolerant of medical use.