As the White House promotes its “made in America” agenda this week, there is some good news for Trump on jobs in an otherwise dismal poll landscape for the president.
Despite new polls revealing support among his Republican base, President Trump is still heavily criticized by lawmakers from his own party. His public support may erode over time due to the decisions he makes as President. The messaging problems plaguing the Trump administration continue to impact their policy agenda. President Trump’s tweets about Russia and the lack of unity and purpose among members of the administration makes it difficult to convey cohesive messages.
With Independence Day celebrations just around the corner, it’s a fine time to focus on some good news about America. Polls suggest that we are dissatisfied with performance, while the nation’s spirit and commitment to the country and its future remain strong.
As the United States prepares to celebrate Independence Day, this issue of AEI’s Political Report looks at polls that measure the American spirit: Americans’ pride in their nationality, their feelings and anxieties about their country, and perceptions of political unity and division.
This AEI Public Opinion Study focuses on patriotism in the United States, examining Americans’ self-professed patriotism, how people describe their fellow citizens’ patriotism, views on what constitutes patriotism, and reasons people are proud of the US.
A new paper by Dr. Emily Ekins dispels the notion of Trump voters as a monolithic bloc.
Last month, the American Association for Public Opinion Research released a careful look at the polls’ performance in 2016. Here are a few takeaways from their report.
The bulk of survey data suggests young and old Americans alike embrace freedom of expression for unpopular ideas, but are less willing to tolerate outright insults against particular groups.
Resident Scholar and Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy Joseph Antos analyzes citizens’ fears about President Trump’s American Health Care Act. Many Americans do not want the Senate to pass the bill and believe major policy changes need to be made. This is the type of reaction that Republicans leaders have been concerned about and will need to tackle moving forward.
In this issue, we look at public opinion on political correctness and public willingness to tolerate controversial or offensive speech. We also examine young people’s views on free speech on college campuses.