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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

Russia Will Face Declining Influence, Standing Among Great Powers

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Running Numbers by Charlie Rahr

A survey of American foreign policy experts paints a portrait of a declining Russia, with its broad influence deteriorating as China’s influence rises.

Vladimir Putin
Herman Van Rompuy
Public Opinion

Global Public Opinion Shows Fear, Caution as COVID-19 Lockdowns Renew

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

The Chicago Council Survey team provides updates on public opinion on the COVID-19 pandemic from the US, Japan, South Korea, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Germany, and Mexico.

A researcher works in a lab at the Duke-NUS Medical School
Reuters
COVID-19

BTS Prepares to Enlist, South Korean Public Split on Exemption

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

Should members of the South Korean boy band BTS receive an exemption from mandatory military service?

BTS before the 2017 American Music Awards
Korea Dispatch
Public Opinion

Polling Problems, 2020 Edition

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

America saw inaccurate polling for the House and Senate races across the country, which overestimated Democratic support in a wide range of races.

People vote during the 2020 primary in Louisville, Kentucky
Reuters
US Foreign Policy

Food Delivery in South Korea Stresses Small Restaurants

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

A rise in demand for food delivery is outpacing the capacity of delivery workers, leading to concerns about food price increases.

A restaurant in Seoul, South Korea
Jirka Matousek
Science, Technology and Innovation

American Opinions of Allies Remain Positive, Opinions of Rivals Fall Further

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Running Numbers by Renee Perper

Since 2016, Americans' favorability toward South Korea, India, and Japan is stable, while favorability toward China decreased by 12 points.

An American flag waving in front of a blue sky with clouds
Aaron Burden
Public Opinion

The Trump Administration sees TikTok and WeChat as National Security Threats. Do Americans feel the same?

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Running Numbers by Charlie Rahr

As competition between the US and China escalates, the security issue of WeChat and TikTok may be a source of friction in the countries’ relationship.

A person accesses the mobile app TikTok on their smart phone
Reuters
COVID-19

Global Publics Believe Worst of Pandemic is Yet to Come

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Running Numbers by Multiple Authors

Public opinion polls in North America, Europe, and Asia find publics think more must be done to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

A test tube labelled COVID-19 Positive, in front of a US dollar and a yuan.
Reuters
COVID-19