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Political Reports and Public Opinion Studies

AEI’s Political Corner regularly produces studies and reports covering current topics in the American political realm. These topics include the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as elections, polls on current social issues, and issues pertaining to state government. AEI Political Reports and Public Opinion Studies are a review of the most prominent issues in American politics today.

 

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President Barack Obama listens to remarks during his meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington January 13, 2014.

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As anticipation builds for President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 28, how does the public view the Obama presidency? What do the longer trends on the Obama presidency look like? The editors of AEI’s January 2014 Political Report provide a comprehensive assessment of how views of Obama have changed in the past five years.

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Five years after the financial crisis and four years into a recovery, economic concerns remain at elevated levels. This issue of Political Report explores the many sources that contribute to today’s heightened sense of economic insecurity. 

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Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, this issue of Political Report examines public views on a number of events that elicit conspiracy theories, including the belief that more than one person was involved in the assassination of JFK.

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The US Capitol building is seen on Tuesday morning after the federal government was shutdown when the House and Senate failed to pass a budget in Washington October 1, 2013.

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It is hardly news that almost everyone is dissatisfied with Washington these days. But just how bad are the numbers? The editors of AEI’s Political Report look at the polls and find some deeply troubling trends.

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The September issue of AEI’s Political Report examines public views of the financial crisis on the fifth anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers. 

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National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander speaks to AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association) International during a Cyber Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland June 27, 2013.

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The July/August edition of the AEI Political Report presents the latest polling data on two hot-button issues: the National Security Agency surveillance program, personal privacy, and civil liberties; and immigration policies and reform.

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Protesters rally in front of local IRS office in Pensacola, Fla., on May 21, 2013, in response to news that conservative groups like the Tea Party were harassed by IRS officials.

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This month’s issue of AEI’s Political Report delves into the latest public opinions on a range of must-watch topics, from scandals to Supreme Court deliberations to how Americans feel they will fare under the health care law.

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The latest edition of AEI’s Political Report explores the relationship between homeownership and the American Dream. The two may not be as intertwined as they once were, but many still aspire to own their own homes. This issue also examines the new culture wars, pressures facing families, personal economic outlooks, and more!

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With the economy the top concern in Americans’ minds, have environmental and energy issues moved to the back burner? AEI’s latest Public Opinion Study looks at polls on the environment, energy, global warming, and nuclear power.

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This issue of AEI’s monthly newsletter on public opinion, AEI Political Report, examines the attitudes toward global warming, how Americans feel about the production and transportation of energy, the fallout of the sequester, changing attitudes about taxes, and the situation in North Korea. 

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