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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

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

Research

Republicans, Democrats Split on Increasing US Defense Budget

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

Overall, Americans prefer to maintain defense spending. But Democrats, younger people, and those with a college education prefer cuts, while Republicans prefer expansion.

soldiers from the US army complete drills
US Army
Public Opinion

Republicans, Democrats Divided over Federal Spending Priorities

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

While Americans support federal spending on education, healthcare, and Social Security, there partisan divides on other key issues.

A large pile of US dollars
Sharon McCutcheon
Public Opinion

Experts

Joshua Busby 

Nonresident Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Council expert Joshua Busby

Daniel W. Drezner 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Council expert Daniel W. Drezner