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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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This issue of AEI’s Political Report explores people’s views about where they live and Social Security, ahead of the program’s 80th anniversary.

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Obamacare. Same-sex marriage. Race relations and President Obama. Trade. The Patriot Act. The 2016 Campaign. Summer is here, and the June issue of AEI’s Political Report assesses the latest polls on the hottest topics in the news.

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Income inequality and lack of opportunity are oftentimes at the root of many of today’s biggest social issues: from current unrest in Baltimore to clamors for college affordability. In this month’s political report, “Public opinion on income inequality,” AEI polling expert Karlyn Bowman finds that overall, Americans believe income inequality is a problem but are not as supportive of redistribution as some might think.

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Do Americans think income inequality is a problem? The short answer is yes, and the May issue of AEI’s Political Report takes a close look at what the polls show.

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The April issue of AEI’s Political Report compares public opinion on the George W. Bush and Obama administrations’ handling of terrorism, assesses how much terrorism and ISIS concern Americans, and examines public opinion on taxes.

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The March issue of AEI’s Political Report examines how Americans define “middle class” in terms of income and lifestyle, who identifies as belonging in the middle class, what economic challenges this class faces, and who Americans think best helps the middle class overcome those challenges.

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The February issue of AEI’s Political Report examines racial differences in opinion on the police at the national and community levels.

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The December issue of Political Report offers a distilled picture of public opinion on the American Dream.

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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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