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Emily Swanson

Poll Shows Americans Have Little Faith In Scientists, Science Journalists

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.22.2013 | Science

How much faith do Americans have in scientists and science journalists? Not a whole lot, a new survey finds. In a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, only 36...

Emily Swanson

Americans Don't Care What Race Santa Is. Except For Republicans -- They Think He's White

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

Most Americans don't care about Santa's race, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, but nearly half of the Republicans surveyed think Santa should ...

Emily Swanson

Americans Don't Want Congress To Ditch The Jobless; Congress Set To Do It Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than a third of Americans want Congress to drop benefits for the long-term jobless, according to a new poll by The Huffington Post ...

Emily Swanson

Americans Don't Want Hard Drugs Legal, But Don't Want Drug Users In Jail Either

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Few Americans favor legalizing drugs like cocaine and heroin, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But a majority of Americans also think first-ti...

Emily Swanson

Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Support for stronger gun laws has dropped from highs in the weeks after last year's elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., even t...

Emily Swanson

Americans Aren't Sure If They Like The Idea Of Amazon Drones

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Americans aren't so sure they like the idea of allowing Amazon to deploy a fleet of miniature delivery drones, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll...

Emily Swanson

Even Republicans Don't Like The Right-Wing Plan To Stop Electing Senators By Popular Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

Repealing the 17th Amendment -- and returning to the days when U.S. senators were elected not by the people but by state legislatures -- is an idea th...

Michael McAuliff

Resurrect Brian The Dog, Poll Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fans of "Family Guy" from all walks of life and across the political spectrum want the liberal-leaning family dog Brian brought to back ...

Emily Swanson

Americans Want Congress Members To Pee In Cups To Prove They're Not On Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While most Americans like the idea of drug testing for welfare recipients, they LOVE the idea of drug testing for members of Congress. ...

Emily Swanson

Americans Are Divided Over Deal Limiting Iran's Nuclear Ambitions, Poll Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

Americans are divided over the deal between the United States and Iran to limit Iran's nuclear program, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But t...

Emily Swanson

Americans Really Hate Thanksgiving Shopping Creep, Poll Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business

Although retailers have started creeping into Thanksgiving by pushing Black Friday openings earlier and earlier, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that...

Emily Swanson

Americans To FCC: We Don't Want Cell Phone Calls On Planes!

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology

Most air travelers don't want cell phone use allowed on airplanes for phone calls, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll. The poll, conducted after l...

Emily Swanson

Most Americans Know Obamacare Means They Must Have Health Insurance

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans are aware of the Affordable Care Act's mandate that they have some form of health insurance beginning in 2014, but many d...

Emily Swanson

Americans Are Convinced Climate Change Is Connected To Stronger Storms, Poll Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.22.2013 | Green

Most Americans think climate change, and more frequent and severe natural disasters are linked, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll that also find...

Mark Blumenthal

Here's Why Hillary Clinton Shouldn't Be Threatened By Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

The 2016 elections are still a long way off, but that hasn't stopped some pundits from urging Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary...

Emily Swanson

POLL: Is The U.S. Falling Behind In Space Exploration?

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.17.2013 | Science

From putting the first human on the moon to launching the first space probe to go beyond our solar system, the United States has enjoyed more than its...

Emily Swanson

Many Want To Hang 'No Atheists Allowed' On Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

A recent comment by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer led some atheist advocates to speculate he might be one of them. A new HuffPost/YouGov poll s...

Emily Swanson

Neither Marijuana Nor Alcohol Should Get You Fired, Americans Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business

Almost two-thirds of Americans think it would be unacceptable for a company to fire an employee for off-the-clock marijuana use in states where using ...

Emily Swanson

Americans Still Mad As Hell Over Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

Anti-incumbent sentiment aimed at Congress is still running as high as it was in the middle of the government shutdown last month, according to a new ...

Emily Swanson

Majority Of Americans Want More Checks On NSA Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

A majority of Americans think that current oversight over data the NSA can collect about Americans is inadequate, and almost half think oversight of t...

Emily Swanson

Most Americans Don't Know People Can Be Fired For Being Gay, Only Half Support Law Preventing It

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

Half of Americans support a law banning job discrimination against gays and lesbians, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But the poll found that...

A Troubling Number Of Americans Still Think Blackface Is Acceptable

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.01.2013 | Black Voices

More than four in 10 Americans believe it's acceptable to wear blackface makeup on Halloween, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. According to...

Emily Swanson

Here's What Would Happen To Demand For Pot If It Became Legal

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business

Legalizing marijuana would more than double the potential market for the drug, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Results show that 26 perce...

Emily Swanson

Americans Think Tracking Merkel's Phone Is Unacceptable, But Tracking Other Leaders Might Be OK

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

Americans generally frown on the idea of spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But many think the idea o...

Emily Swanson

Americans Think Everyone's Doing A Terrible Job Handling Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

While Americans largely disapprove of how President Barack Obama is handling health care, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, they have even more...