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Emily Swanson

Entries by Emily Swanson

Americans Are On Team Recliner In The Airplane Seat Wars

(0) 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

(0) 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

(0) 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

(13) 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

(13) 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.


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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.


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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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Americans Aren't Sure If Trying To Contact Aliens Is Such A Great Idea

(62) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 1:55 PM

Humans have been searching for signs of life on other planets at least since the 1960s, when scientists began scanning the heavens for radio signals that might be evidence of extraterrestrial beings. Scientists even have tried to reach out to aliens by sending out radio messages, beginning with...

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There's Still A Lot Of Work To Be Done For Pit Bulls, Poll Finds

(127) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 7:36 AM

HuffPost Green is launching a weeklong, community-driven effort to bust the myths and raise awareness about pit bulls, a maligned "breed" that often bears the brunt of dated, discriminatory legislation that can make it near impossible for these dogs to find a forever home. You can follow along with HuffPost...

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Republican Voters Break With NRA On Gun Ban For Stalkers

(369) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 3:03 PM

While Republican voters tend to align with the National Rifle Association in opposing new gun restrictions, they are sharply at odds with the nation's largest gun lobby when it comes to restrictions based on domestic violence.

More than two-thirds of GOP voters (68 percent) said they would support...

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Less Pay, More Weekend? Some Americans Are Ready To Say Yes

(32) Comments | Posted July 26, 2014 | 7:30 AM

WASHINGTON -- Four years into the economic recovery, HuffPost's measure of America's overemployment rate stands tall at 16 percent.

In a new poll by The Huffington Post and YouGov, 16 percent of working Americans said they would trade 20 percent less pay for 20 percent less work. In...

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Americans Wary Of Involvement In Ukraine Conflict: Poll

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 10:50 AM

Many Americans are convinced that Russia was at least partially responsible for the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. But even if it's proven that Russia or pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine were involved, Americans say they would favor sanctions and diplomacy...

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NBA Fans Really Do Think LeBron James Values Home More Than Winning

(7) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 4:03 PM

WASHINGTON -- NBA fans largely agree with LeBron James' decision to return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows, but the majority of them think James would win more championships if he kept his talents in South Beach.

Forty percent of Americans who follow the...

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