Two new polls show that most Americans do not support the idea of a limited military strike by the U.S. government against Syria for conducting a chemical weapons attack on civilians. Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center and Jennifer Agiesta of the Associated Press join Gwen Ifill to look closely at public opinion. Continue reading
While Republicans hold fast to the conviction that spending cuts — not tax increases — will fix America’s debt problems, new polls reveal the public strongly supports President Obama’s approach to the budget. Ray Suarez talks to Pew Research Center’s Andy Kohut who says what Americans want most is compromise and balance. Continue reading
Heading into the final stretch before Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation Caucuses, the GOP contenders chatted up Iowan voters in cold and windy weather Friday. Judy Woodruff reports on the candidates’ last-minute campaigning. Continue reading
Editor’s Note | Aug. 17, 2011: The middle pie represents the income distribution of Sweden. For more, see ‘Building a Better America–One Wealth Quintile at a Time‘ by Dan Ariely and Michael I. Norton. The correct answer was ‘Freedonia’ (an … Continue reading
Nearly 10 years after the 9/11 attacks and with the American military involved in multiple Muslim nations, a Gallup survey showed strong positive feelings among Muslim-Americans about their prospects in this country. Ray Suarez discusses the poll’s findings with Mohamed Younis of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies. Continue reading
Debt-ceiling negotiations crept along Tuesday as both sides agreed on the need for action, but not on the fundamentals of a deal. Gwen Ifill discusses the specifics of what would happen if negotiators don’t reach an agreement by the Aug. 2 deadline with Jay Powell of the Bipartisan Policy Center. Continue reading
…that Hero of Haberdashery, Champ of Chapeaux, el Senor de Sombreros and Fliest of Fedoras — my hat! In a poll so scientific Bill Nye might turn green with envy, the Making Sen$e readership has spoken as one. Well, as … Continue reading
…that Hero of Haberdashery, Champ of Chapeaux, el Senor de Sombreros and Fliest of Fedoras — my hat!