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Most Liberals Aren't Ready To Push Ruth Bader Ginsburg Out

(42) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 7:25 PM

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hearing calls from liberal circles to retire during Barack Obama's presidency so that he can name another liberal justice in her place. The calls have grown loud enough that Ginsburg herself recently shot them down.

"If I resign any...

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7 Percent Of Americans Don't Lock Their Doors. Here's Who They Are

(35) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 3:48 PM

Presidential politics took a scary turn recently when a man jumped the White House fence and made it deep inside the mansion through unlocked doors just minutes after President Obama had left.

Leaving doors unlocked at the White House seems like a bad policy...

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Shockingly, Americans Are Mostly United On What Makes The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 5:32 PM

Some good news for National Coffee Day: Americans may not agree on much, but most are probably in favor of a nice, simple cup of hot coffee.

After the Boston Globe launched a blog devoted to the drink, we wondered whether coffee is as...

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Americans Don't Feel Personally Affected By ISIS Conflict, Poll Finds

(7) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 3:37 PM

Americans, who largely support airstrikes against the Islamic State, don't think that the military campaign will have much of an impact on their lives, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll released Monday.

Just 24 percent of respondents predicted that they will be affected a great deal or a fair...

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Even If Tourists Get Less Access, White House Should Be Made Safer: Poll

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 4:55 PM

Most Americans are willing to trade less public accessibility for greater White House security, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

But that doesn't mean they're on board with imposing strict new security measures after a man jumped the White House fence last week and made it...

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Most Americans Admit They Don't Tip Hotel Housekeepers

(103) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 7:39 AM

A lot of Americans don't tip hotel housekeeping staff, and many have no idea that they should, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

The survey was conducted after Marriott announced it would be participating in a campaign to leave envelopes in hotel rooms encouraging patrons to leave...

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Americans Back Airstrikes On ISIS Even Though They Don't Think They'll Work

(51) Comments | Posted September 20, 2014 | 7:30 AM

Americans remain big supporters of airstrikes against the Islamic State militants, even though few think they'll do any good, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows.

According to the poll, 66 percent of Americans now support the decision to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State, while only 19 percent are...

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

(5) 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

(91) 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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