Public opinion

October 02, 2018 - 5:03 am
A new poll shows about half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, a sign the dream of upward mobility is alive but somewhat tempered. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found half of 15- to 26-year-olds think they...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2018, file photo, a man standing on the bow of a Golden Gate Ferry takes a picture of a container ship as it heads toward the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco. The economy should grow at a healthy pace this year and next, though the Trump administration’s trade policy will likely act as a drag, a group of business economists said. Growth should reach 2.9 percent this year, according to a survey of 51 economists by the National Association for Business Economics, released Monday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 01, 2018 - 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy should grow at a healthy pace this year and next, though the Trump administration's trade policy will likely act as a drag, a group of business economists said. Growth should reach 2.9 percent this year, according to a survey of 51 economists by the National...
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People protest against leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, at Cinelandia Square in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Bolsonaro has long been known for offensive comments about gays, women and black people, and he hasn't tempered his rhetoric during the campaign. He has also kept up his praise of Brazil's two-decade military dictatorship and promised to give police permission to shoot first and ask questions later. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
September 29, 2018 - 4:39 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday in protest against the presidential front-runner, a far-right congressman whose campaign has exposed and deepened divisions in Latin America's largest country. The protests came the same day that Jair Bolsonaro was...
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September 26, 2018 - 5:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Engaged? Check. Anxious? Check. With weeks to go until the November midterm elections, more young Americans are interested but, according to a new poll, they're also feeling more anxious about the results. A poll released Wednesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 16, 2018 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim. In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation. It...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 16, 2018 - 7:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim. In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation. It...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, left, speaks during a Democratic primary debate in Hempstead, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 2018, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference in New York on July 18, 2018. Democratic primary voters in New York on Thursday, Sept. 13 will settle the primary battle between two-term Cuomo and liberal challenger Nixon. (J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday Pool, and Evan Agostini/Invision, File)
September 12, 2018 - 10:31 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Polls may show her far behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Thursday's Democratic primary, but Cynthia Nixon says she knows something that Cuomo and the pollsters don't. There's a movement, she says, of left-leaning voters tired of piecemeal progress on crumbling subways,...
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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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