Public opinion

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, a local resident leaves a church after voting in the general election in Cumming, Iowa. Religion's role in politics and social policies is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs, according to an AP-NORC national poll conducted Aug. 16-20, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
September 11, 2018 - 6:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Religion's role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs, according to a poll released Tuesday by The Associated...
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FILE - in this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise, in Washington. Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump’s presidency are on the line as the 2018 primary season winds to a close this week, jumpstarting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats’ ability to harness a wave of opposition to Trump and whether the president can motivate his staunch supporters when he’s not on the ballot. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 10, 2018 - 8:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine whether the Republican president...
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Prime minister and party leader of the Social Democrat party Stefan Löfven speaks at an election party in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Preliminary results of the 2018 Swedish parliamentary elections showed on Sunday night that Centre-Left bloc of the Social Democratic Party, the Green Party and Left party gained 40.7 percent of votes, narrowly heading in the race. The opposition Center-Right alliance bloc of the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats gained 40.3 percent votes. Anti-immigration, the far-right Sweden Democrats scored 17.6 percent votes. (Jonas Ekströmer /TT via AP)
September 09, 2018 - 10:51 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Sweden's general election (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says he intends to remain in the job after his center-left party recorded its worst election performance. Lofven, who brought the Social Democrats to power in 2014, said "the...
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Protesters attend a rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Opponents of a Russian government move to increase the age for collecting state retirement pensions are holding protests throughout the country and scattered arrests have been reported. The protests on Sunday were called by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption activist who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent foe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
September 09, 2018 - 6:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Opponents of a Russian government move to increase the age for collecting state retirement pensions held protests throughout the country on Sunday and more than 150 people were reported arrested. The protests were called by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption activist who is President...
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This July 25, 2018, photo shows a help wanted sign at a new Zaxby's restaurant in Madison, Miss. On Friday, Sept. 7, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for August. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
September 07, 2018 - 9:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. Employers added a strong 201,000 jobs, and the...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, Jason Joshua waits on customers at Zak the Baker in Miami. Americans who quit to take new jobs are enjoying pay raises that are one-third larger than raises for workers who stay put, a gap that has reached the widest point since the Great Recession. At the same time, retail and restaurant workers are receiving more generous raises than manufacturing workers are. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 07, 2018 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers likely hired at a healthy pace in August, emboldened by brisk consumer spending and an economy that keeps growing steadily. Economists have forecast that employers added 189,000 jobs in August and that the unemployment rate dipped from an already-low 3.9 percent to...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with local officials in Omsk, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 3:48 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In a rare televised address Wednesday, Russia's President Vladimir Putin offered some concessions to a package of pension reforms that have hit his approval ratings. Putin said the new retirement age for women will be raised to 60 from the current 55, instead of the 63 previously...
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FILE- In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo low lying morning fog covers part of San Francisco. Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet one of their basic needs last year, according to a new study by the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research organization. That includes paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 28, 2018 - 12:10 am
Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. That's according to an Urban Institute survey of nearly 7,600 adults that found that the difficulties were...
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While many Americans say they do not know enough about U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, there is little support for abolishing ICE, according to an AP-NORC poll.
August 27, 2018 - 5:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rallying cry from some liberals to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement isn't a likely winner this election year. A new poll finds only a quarter of Democrats support eliminating the agency that carried out the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant...
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In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, newly elected leader of the Liberal Party, Scott Morrison addresses media at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra. Australia's new Prime Minister Morrison has announced a peace-making Cabinet that does not punish his rivals in a bruising power struggle that ousted his predecessor days ago and divided a government that lags in opinion polls. Prime Minister Morrison on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, returned rival Peter Dutton to the home affairs ministry. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 3:00 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's new prime minister announced a peace-making Cabinet on Sunday that does not punish his rivals in a bruising power struggle that ousted his predecessor days ago and divided a government that lags in opinion polls. The fractured conservative coalition government...
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