Are you wondering what Americans think about the key issues being debated between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden tonight? Look no further – the Chicago Council Survey team has got you covered.
The 2020 Chicago Council Survey revealed key American sentiments on a litany of important topics that are top of mind as the nation approaches the presidential elections. Below are a series of key data points on what Americans think about the most pressing topics facing America today.
- Republicans and Democrats Divide on Key Debate Issues: COVID-19, Race, Climate Change, and National Security
- Republican Views on Racial Inequality Starkly Contrast Those of Democrats
- Democrats and Republicans Miles Apart on Threat of Climate Change
- Americans’ Views on Key Debate Issues: COVID-19, Race, Election Interference, Economy
For information on key topics in US politics, see the following blog posts:
- What Do Americans Think of QAnon?
- Americans Want a Nuclear Free World
- American Views of the US Military Presence in Germany
- George Floyd Protests and Public Opinion
- Is the Coronavirus Turning Americans Against China?
- Immigration Policies Could Create Risks for Candidates on Both Sides
- Are Millennials China Hawks or China Doves?
This data is from the 2020 Chicago Council Survey of the American public on foreign policy, a project of the Lester Crown Center on US Foreign Policy. The 2020 Chicago Council Survey was conducted July 2-19, 2020 by IPSOS using their large-scale nationwide online research panel, KnowledgePanel, among a weighted national sample of 2,111 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. The margin of sampling error for the full sample is ±2.3 percentage points, including a design effect of 1.2056. The margin of error is higher for partisan subgroups or for partial-sample items.
Partisan identification is based on respondents’ answer to a standard partisan self-identification question: “Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what?”
The 2020 Chicago Council Survey is made possible by the generous support of the Crown family and the Korea Foundation.
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