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Wrap-Up of Global Public Opinion on Issues that Defined 2020

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

Dina Smeltz, Craig Kafura, Karl Friedhoff, Brendan Helm, and Alexander Hitch document the ups and downs of the public mood, sharing highlights of their 2020 research.

People walk around outside in 2020
Kevin Hendersen
Public Opinion

Global Public Opinion Shows Mixed Reaction to Vaccines as Virus Surges

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

Although the vaccine has brought hope to many people, a new and more transmissible strain discovered in the United Kingdom has caused unease around the world.

A sign in the UK calls for residents to stay home amid a new strain of COVID-19
Matt Smart
COVID-19

Deep Dish Podcast Explains What to Watch for in 2021

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Global Insight by Brian Hanson

Many of the challenges the world faced in 2020 will continue to shape our world next year.

Washington Monument at sunrise
Ji Pak
COVID-19

Global Public Opinion as COVID-19 Vaccine Offers Hope

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

A global survey shows the public perceives COVID-19 as the world's greatest health threat and nearly two-thirds of respondents believe the vaccine should be compulsory.

a medical professional prepares a vaccine syringe
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Public Opinion

Real Estate Weighs on Moon's Approval Rate

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

Karl Friedhoff examines South Korea's President Moon Jae-in's administration and the real estate issues, including high rental costs in Seoul, that have led to a high disapproval rating.

President Moon Jae-in speaks during a press conference.
Jeon Han
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Farmers Facing a New Kind of Crisis: How COVID-19 Has Broken Agricultural Value Chains

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Global Food for Thought by Nupur Parikh

The pandemic's impact on agriculture will be significant and long-lasting.

a farmer farms using tools in Indonesia
Defika Hendri
Food and Agriculture

The Polarization of Absentee Ballots

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Running Numbers by Giulia Shaughnessy

Over half of Americans are in favor of permanently changing laws to allow everyone to vote by mail, but there are partisan divides between Republicans and Democrats.

absentee ballot from the United States
Tiffany Teripes
Global Politics

The Arab World Reacts to The Abraham Accords

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Running Numbers by Renee Perper

The Abraham Accords didn't provoke a reaction among many Arab states. Why?

Israeli flag with landscape in the background
Cole Keister
Defense and Security

American Ag is Under Attack, We Aim to Protect it

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Global Food for Thought by Multiple Authors

The Agricultural Intelligence Measures Act, or AIM Act, would protect our agriculture system by creating an intelligence office within the Department of Agriculture.

A scientist preps radish seeds in a lab
NASA/Glenn Benson
Food and Agriculture

Grandstanding in the Situation Room

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Global Insight by David Scheffer

The White House Situation Room has entertained grandstanding that betrays the seriousness of the “Sit Room” and its national security function.

The White House, Washington, DC
David Everett Strickler
Defense and Security