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Poll: 44 Percent Of Americans Say They’ve Tried Marijuana

A new report finds that 44 percent of Americans say they have tried marijuana.

07/24/2015

Poll: Obama Job Approval Rating 84 Percent Among Black Americans   (Photo credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Obama Job Approval Rating 84 Percent Among Black Americans

President Obama’s approval rating among black Americans has averaged 84 percent throughout 2014, remaining about 40 percent higher than his approval rating among Americans as a whole.

12/17/2014

The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Poll: 58 Percent Of Americans Say US Needs Third Political Party

A majority of Americans (58 percent) say the U.S. needs a third political party because the existing Republican and Democratic parties are doing “such a poor job” representing the people.

09/24/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
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Gallup: Trust In US Federal Government To Handle International Issues Hits Record-Low

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low of 43 percent, with only 40 percent expressing confidence in Washington’s ability to handle domestic problems.

09/10/2014

The amount of fictional violence depicted on television has created a “mean world syndrome,” where TV audiences exposed to increasing levels of violent programming create an “imagined world” of fear and paranoia that does not parallel real-life decreasing crime rates.  (Photo Illustration by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Study: TV Violence Linked To ‘Imagined’ Fears Of Real-Life US Crime

The amount of fictional violence depicted on television has created a “mean world syndrome,” where TV audiences exposed to increasing levels of violent programming create an “imagined world” of fear and paranoia that does not parallel real-life decreasing crime rates.

06/19/2014

Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of Americans believe that God had a hand in humans’ present form, with 42 percent of Americans saying they believe God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, and an additional 31 percent believing humans evolved from simpler life forms – but God guided the evolutionary process.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Americans Believe God Played Role In Human Existence

Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of Americans believe that God had a hand in humans’ present form, with 42 percent of Americans saying they believe God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago, and an additional 31 percent believing humans evolved from simpler life forms – but God guided the evolutionary process.

06/03/2014

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Study: Western and Midwestern Residents Have More State Pride

State pride is much more common in western and midwestern states, according to a new Gallup poll.

04/25/2014

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Gallup: 52 Percent Of Americans Say Federal Income Taxes ‘Too High’

As the April 15 tax deadline passes, more than half of Americans say that their federal taxes are too high and the lowest percentage since 2001 say they’re paying a fair amount.

04/15/2014

Researchers are investigating whether an increase in wealth correlates to an increase in permanent happiness over time. (File photo. Credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: American Economic Confidence Hits Lowest Point So Far This Year

Recent polling suggests that American confidence in the nation’s economy has hit its lowest point so far in 2014.

03/11/2014

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Poll: American Confidence In Availability Of ‘Quality’ Jobs Still Low

The findings of a recent Gallup Poll show that few people in the United States feel there are adequate opportunities for finding a “quality job.”

03/11/2014

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