Read this week’s analysis and observations on public opinion trends from pollster and social scientist President of Ipsos Public Affairs, US, Cliff Young. Each week Cliff will look underneath topline trends to lay out the forces that are really shaping our society and our future.
October 8: Checking in on our collective mental health
October 1: Trust in Biden on COVID erodes
September 24: Where America stands on climate change
September 17: COVID takes a bite out of Biden’s approval ratings
September 10: 9/11’s Long Reach
September 3: Vaccine Hesitancy May Be Weakening
August 27: Are the Kids Alright?
August 20: Biden's Bad Week
July 30: A Profile in Intractability
July 23: Regression?
July 16: Culture wars come out of hibernation
July 9: Law and Order, With Caveats
June 25: Is Biden losing steam?
June 11: Lurching Towards Normalization
June 4: Not So Hesitant Summer
May 28: Pausing To Reflect
May 21: American Alienation
May 14: The Great Unmasking
April 30: Big Government Forever?
April 23: What The Chauvin Trial Verdict Tells Us
April 16: Cautiously Impatient
April 9: Our National Dissonance
April 2: Advancing A Post-COVID Agenda
February 26: Cliff’s Take: Getting Our Bearings
February 5: Cliff’s Take: Americans In Wait And See Mode
January 29: Cliff’s Take: Rage Against The Machine?
December 31: Cliff’s Take: Farewell to 2020
December 18: Cliff’s Take: American Disenchantment
November 25: Our First – And Hopefully Last – COVID Thanksgiving
November 13: Cliff’s Take: Nation Begins To Move Forward
October 30: Cliff’s Take: Buckle Up
October 16: Cliff’s Take: Down to the Wire
October 9: Cliff’s Take: Coronavirus as King Maker
September 25: Cliff’s Take: Contradictory Signals
September 11: Cliff’s Take: Coronavirus A Dividing Line
August 14: Cliff’s Take: Beware of Horse Race Polls
August 7: Cliff’s Take: Willing Away The Virus
July 10: Cliff’s Take: The Great Unraveling
February 14: Cliff's Take: Biden's Electability Lead Fizzles
December 20: Cliff's Take: Cognitive Surplus
November 26: Cliff's Take: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
November 14: Cliff's Take: Is Mayor Pete Trending?
November 6: Cliff's Take: Is Trump Distracted?
October 30: Cliff's Take: A Closer Look at Electability
October 22: Cliff's Take: Keep Your Eyes on Approval Numbers
October 15: A Crisis of Confidence in Our Electoral System
October 8: Country Music and Tribalism
October 1: Impeachment in the Global Context
September 24: The Forces that Produced Our Uncertain World Persist
September 16: Tattoos and Identity
September 9: No trees, just forest
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