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Even Supporters Of Spanking Think What Adrian Peterson Did Should Be Illegal

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 4:47 PM

The vast majority of Americans think what NFL running back Adrian Peterson allegedly did to his 4-year-old son -- a spanking that left bruises and breaks in the skin -- should be illegal, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll found. But most still say spanking in general should be legal....

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More Americans Think Media Underplaying ISIS Threat Than Overplaying It

(10) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 6:31 PM

Over two-thirds of Americans report they've closely followed news coverage this week about the Islamic State, or ISIS, as the United States escalates its war against the militant group in Iraq and Syria.

Twenty-seven percent of respondents said they were “very closely” following the news, with 41 percent following...

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Most Americans Think It's A Bad Idea To Give Guns To Young Kids

(14) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 10:37 AM

The vast majority of Americans think it's a bad idea to place a military-style weapon in the hands of a small child, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

The poll was conducted in the wake of a fatal shooting at an Arizona gun range in August, when instructor Charles...

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Americans Are Happy With Ray Rice's Indefinite Suspension, Not So Happy With The NFL

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 2:24 PM

Most Americans approve of the indefinite suspension the NFL finally handed to former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice after video surfaced of Rice punching his then-fiancee in March, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

According to the new poll, 60 percent of Americans (including 64 percent of...

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If Your Nudes Leak, Vast Majority Of Americans Say It's Your Fault

(79) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 2:15 PM

The vast majority of Americans think that when you take embarrassing pictures on your cell phone -- something a fair share of Americans admit doing -- it's at least partly on you to protect them, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll.

The new survey was conducted after hundreds of...

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Do Most White Americans Really Only Have White Friends? Let's Take A Closer Look

(60) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 5:19 PM

A majority of white Americans have few, if any, close confidants who are non-white, according to a recent study. But some media outlets went further than that, claiming that the study found most white Americans don't have any non-white friends at all. That conclusion is not warranted -- although we...

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Americans Are On Team Recliner In The Airplane Seat Wars

(688) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 1:19 PM

The fight over whether it's rude to recline your airplane seat has led to the diversion of two flights in one week after passengers began fighting -- and sparked something of an online firestorm.

Most Americans are on Team Recliner. Fifty-five percent say it's acceptable...

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Most Americans Believe Employers Should Be Required To Give Workers Paid Vacation: Poll

(184) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 12:14 PM

WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly support the idea of requiring large U.S. employers to provide their workers with at least some paid vacation time, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

In a poll conducted ahead of Labor Day, 75 percent of respondents said they believe in placing such a...

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Most Americans Now Support Airstrikes In Syria, Poll Shows

(85) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 11:07 AM

A majority of Americans think the United States should expand its military campaign against ISIS insurgents in Iraq into Syria as well, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

According to the poll, 60 percent of Americans now support airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, while 20 percent are opposed....

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Few Americans Think The U.S. Has An Obligation To Defend Ukraine

(14) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 5:51 PM

Amid increasingly hostile Russian actions, less than one-third of Americans think the United States should defend Ukraine against actual Russian troops, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

According to the survey, only 29 percent of Americans think the U.S. has a responsibility to defend Ukraine in the case of...

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American Support For Airstrikes In Iraq Solidifies

(15) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 4:44 PM

American support for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq has solidified in recent weeks, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. But the survey shows continued wariness about additional involvement to quell the insurgency there.

According to the poll, 66 percent of Americans now favor the decision to conduct airstrikes in Iraq,...

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Most Say The Government Shouldn't Pay Ransoms, But Would Pay One Themselves

(5) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 3:39 PM

Most Americans don't think the United States should pay ransoms for hostages being held abroad, even as most say they personally would pay a ransom to free a relative taken hostage, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

The poll found that more Americans think paying a ransom to...

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America Nominates Obama, Putin And Kim Jong Un To Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

(36) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 2:22 PM

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Americans Oppose Police Militarization, Poll Finds

(21) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 12:49 PM

Most Americans think it's unnecessary for the police to use military weapons as tools for law enforcement, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

According to the new poll, 28 percent of Americans think it's necessary for police to use military weapons and armored vehicles, while 51 percent think...

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Black Americans Much Less Likely Than Whites To Trust That Police Won't Use Excessive Force

(13) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 9:34 AM

Black Americans are more likely than white Americans to express distrust in their local police departments, especially when it comes to use of excessive force, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. But both blacks and whites tend to have a generally favorable view of police in their communities.

According...

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Black Americans Much More Likely To See Race As Factor In Michael Brown Shooting

(37) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 2:55 PM

Two new polls show Americans are divided over the role race played in the recent shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri. Black Americans are far more likely than white Americans to believe that race played a role or that the shooting raises questions about race.

According...

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4 In 10 Black Americans Think Relationships With Police Have Gotten Worse In Last 20 Years

(8) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 7:40 AM

Black Americans are more likely to think blacks' relationships with police have gotten worse rather than better over the past 20 years, and only a third of blacks think relationships with police have improved in the past 50 years, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

Black respondents to...

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Americans Say No To Guns For Blind People

(146) Comments | Posted August 9, 2014 | 7:30 AM

Earlier this week, a commentator for NRA News raised eyebrows with a video making the case for letting the blind legally carry guns in public. Most Americans don't agree, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

In fact, only 23 percent of Americans said it should be legal...

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Americans Support Legal Pot Smoking, As Long As It's Not In Public Places

(31) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 4:28 PM

Americans are largely in support of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. But the poll shows Americans are even more likely to support legalizing marijuana use by individuals in their own homes, while few want it to be legal to light up in public....

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Americans Support Tougher Action Against Russia, But Not Sure It Will Make A Difference

(10) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 5:07 PM

Americans want the United States to be tougher on Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. But the survey also shows Americans are divided over whether they think sanctions can actually change Russia's behavior.

Sixty-two percent of Americans in the poll...

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