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Stories with subject: Public opinion
  • Tennessee editorial roundup 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:14 pm

    Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:

  • June economic report echoes previous signs for Midwest 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 11:28 am

    OMAHA, Nebraska - Data from a June survey echo previous signs that slower economic growth likely lays ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Americans show strong support for home Olympics story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 11:10 am

    While Bostonians are hesitant to host the Olympics, Americans across the country overwhelmingly support the idea of the games on home turf, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • GOP WH hopefuls deride gay marriage ruling story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 12:04 am

    DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court tried to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation.

  • Q&A: What the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling means story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 5:07 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - The decades-long debate about whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in the United States was finally settled Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled gay and lesbian couples can get married anywhere in the country.

  • Poll shows divide over increasing money for transit 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 1:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - A slight majority of Americans prefer living in a single-family house in the suburbs or a rural area with more land, even if it means driving long distances to get to work or run errands, according to a poll by The Associated Press-GfK.

  • Putin vows to further strengthen Russian military story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 12:13 pm

    MOSCOW - Russia needs a mighty military to fend off threats near its borders, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, in a stance that reflects soaring tensions with the West over the crisis in Ukraine.

  • 5 things to know about US public opinion on health care case story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - Most Americans want the Supreme Court to side with the government when it decides whether the feds can continue subsidizing insurance premiums in all 50 states under President Barack Obama's health care law, according to polls in recent months.

  • 5 things to know about public opinion on same-sex marriage story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - Americans appear largely ready to accept same-sex marriage but seem divided on whether the Supreme Court should affirm that right nationwide.

  • Poll: Most in NJ oppose new casinos beyond Atlantic City story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:13 am

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A new poll finds most New Jerseyans don't want casino gambling in other parts of the state beyond Atlantic City.

  • Gas tax group joins effort to block public Olympic funds 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 6:36 pm

    BOSTON - The group behind a ballot question that repealed a law linking increases in the state's gasoline tax to inflation is now lending its muscle to an effort to block taxpayer funding of the Olympics if Boston is chosen to host the 2024 Summer Games.

  • Approval rating for Brazil's president falls to 10 percent 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 5:05 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - The approval rating of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has fallen to a level not seen in the more than two decades since a president was impeached for corruption, her hit coming amid an economic crunch and a huge corruption scandal at the state energy company.

  • Poll: Spanish king, queen get strong backing after 1st year 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 6:07 am

    MADRID - Spaniards strongly approve the way the king and queen are doing things in their first year and give the monarch top marks in boosting Spain's image abroad, an opinion poll published Friday showed.

  • Denmark's center-right opposition wins election story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 8:31 pm

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's center-right opposition won a parliamentary election after strong gains by an anti-immigration party that wants to limit the European Union's influence over the small Nordic country.

  • Study: Nazi propaganda left life-long mark on German kids 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 3:46 pm

    BERLIN - Anti-Semitic propaganda had a life-long effect on German children schooled during the Nazi period, leaving them far more likely to harbor negative views of Jews than those born earlier and later, according to a study published Monday.

  • Montana not yet meeting prison-rape reduction standards 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 1:43 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana does not yet meet the federal standards meant to reduce prison rape, but the state has made progress and aims to be compliant within the next year and a half, Gov. Steve Bullock told federal officials.

  • NATO seeks higher Montenegro public support for membership 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 8:56 am

    PODGORICA, Montenegro - Montenegro will have to beef up its public support for NATO and strengthen the rule of law before it can become a member, the alliance's secretary-general said Thursday.

  • Constitutional questions grow over Japan PM's military plans 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 10:23 am

    TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pledge to the U.S. to increase Japan's military contribution internationally is facing more questions about potential conflicts with the nation's pacifist Constitution.

  • Poll: Americans and Europeans differ on aid to Ukraine 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 2:52 am

    MOSCOW - A new survey shows that Americans are less willing than Europeans to send economic aid to Ukraine, where the government is struggling to keep the economy afloat while battling Russian-backed separatists.

  • Obama: Health law is now 'reality,' despite what critics say story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-09-15 8:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared his health care law a firmly established "reality" of American life even as the legality of one of its key elements awaits a decision by the Supreme Court.

  • Palestinian poll shows discontent with Hamas, Gaza war 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 12:11 pm

    JERUSALEM - Gaza residents are unhappy with the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers and by its war with Israel last summer, a new Palestinian poll released Tuesday shows.

  • Obama: Court shouldn't have considered health law challenge 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 3:37 pm

    ELMAU, Germany - With a crucial legal decision looming, President Barack Obama said Monday the Supreme Court should not even have considered the latest challenge to his signature health care law but he voiced confidence the justices "will play it straight" - and leave the law intact.

  • Survey: Slow 2nd quarter to drag on 2015 economic growth 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 12:04 am

    U.S. economic growth in the second quarter will be far weaker than previously expected and it will prevent the pace of growth from exceeding last year's 2.4 percent, according to a forecast by a group of U.S. business economists.

  • Construction boom in Bend to ease housing crunch 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 6:45 pm

    BEND, Oregon - More than 1,000 apartment units are under construction or being planned in Bend, a development that's expected to help ease a housing crunch in the city.

  • Poll: Residents feel better about finances, not US economy 
    Updated: Jun-07-15 11:33 am

    DURHAM, New Hampshire - A new poll shows New Hampshire residents feel they are better off financially than they were a year ago, but they're not as optimistic about the national economy.