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Craig Kafura

After a Year of Pandemic, Global Public Opinion Shows Increasing Desire for Vaccine

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It has now been a year since many nations began to implement restrictions due to the pandemic. As the global health crisis drags into its second year, more people seek the vaccine as a way to return to normal.

COVID-19

Global Public Opinion Shows Partial Return to Normalcy, Optimism

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COVID-19 cases are on the decline worldwide and in some countries, people are feeling hopeful as they recover aspects of their pre-COVID lives. 

COVID-19

Partisanship Divides Americans on COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Most Americans trust the information they receive from medical experts, distrust what they see on social media, and there is a partisan divide on trusting information from the US government and media.

a medical professional prepares a vaccine syringe
Sam Moqadam
Public Opinion

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Grows While Global Public Opinion Shows Continued Concern

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Even as the vaccine rollout continues, some nations consider greater restrictions and further lockdowns as case numbers increase.

Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
US Secretary of Defense
COVID-19

Biden's Immigration Plans Face a Warming Public Reception

In the News
Real Clear Politics
Multiple Experts

Brendan Helm and Craig Kafura examine President Joe Biden's immigration reform plans.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Build Back Better
Global Politics

Global Public Opinion Shows Hope, Unease at Pandemic

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With vaccination efforts under way, some hope that the end of the pandemic is in sight, while others feel uneasy due to distribution issues and immense pressures on the health care system.

A health worker prepares for a procedure with a mask for COVID-19
SJ Obijo
Public Opinion

Americans Condemn Capitol Riots; Reject Violence in Politics

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Large majorities of Americans now disapprove of the attack on the US Capitol, but Democrats and Republicans disagree about what the rioters were aiming to do and what to do next.

The US Capitol behind bars
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American Democracy

Global Public Opinion Shows Mixed Willingness to Take Vaccine

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Brendan Helm, Craig Kafura, and Karl Friedhoff analyze views on COVID vaccinations, finding Americans are divided on whether to be vaccinated despite increasing availability.

vaccine syringe and bottle
Markus Spiske
Public Opinion

What Americans Make of the January 6 Chaos at the Capitol

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

Polls show an American public deeply divided along partisan lines in their interpretation of the events, who is to blame, and what should be done as a result. 

Pro-Trump rally prior to insurrection at US Capitol
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American Democracy

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

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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