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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
REUTERS
American Democracy

Americans Have “Three Cannots” on North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons

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Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

Karl Friedhoff examines the United States' nuanced understanding of policy options on North Korea’s nuclear program.

North Korea's nuclear backpack - North Korea Victory Day
Stefan Krasowski
Global Politics

Global Public Opinion Shows Mixed Willingness to Take Vaccine

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

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
REUTERS
American Democracy

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

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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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

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