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In the 42 years since the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade (1973), pollsters have asked hundreds of questions about abortion. Since that time, opinion on abortion has been very stable.

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President Barack Obama listens to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. while meeting with a congressional delegation aboard Air Force One en route to Knoxville, Tennessee, Jan. 9, 2015. Also attending, left to right, Ted Mitchell, Undersecretary of Education; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn; James Kvaal, Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council, and Rep. John "Jimmy" Duncan, R-Tenn. WhiteHouse.gov

In anticipation of the 2015 State of the Union address, the January issue of Political Report assesses public opinion on the state of the economy, the Obama presidency, and Congress.

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President Barack Obama talks with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and National Economic Council Director Jeffrey Zients in the Oval Office Nov. 4, 2014. WhiteHouse.gov

Last week, President Obama said that “America’s resurgence is real.” Do Americans agree, and are they giving him credit for it?

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Despite concerns of environmentalists, Americans solidly support building the pipeline.

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The new year promises many surprises politically. With a new Congress, a lame duck president, and the 2016 presidential campaign season in full swing, the political landscape will be lively. Here are some things the scholars in AEI’s Political Corner and Education policy will be watching most closely in 2015.

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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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Covering a political story today? Here’s the latest from AEI’s political corner experts.

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Americans, by and large, believe that they can achieve their own version of the American Dream, and it is a personal vision. This view has changed little over the past 30 years.

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What exactly are Americans saying about the American Dream and how have their views of it changed over time? Do Americans believe the dream is endangered? The answers are more complicated than one might think.

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This week, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the much anticipated and highly controversial report on the CIA’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques to extract information from prisoners. AEI scholars are weighing in on multiple facets of the debate, from American public opinion, to the validity of the report’s findings, to the potential national security risks related to the report’s release.

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