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Polling and Public Opinion

REUTERS/Darren Hauck - Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) Governor John Kasich, former Governor Jeb Bush, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, businessman Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and U.S. Rep. Rand Paul pose during a photo opportunity before the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015.

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New survey reveals an anxious and nostalgic America going into the 2016 election

November 18, 2015, Elizabeth Thom

On November 17, Brookings hosted the release of the Public Religion Research Institute’s sixth annual American Values Survey (AVS). Appropriately titled, “Anxiety, Nostalgia, and Mistrust: Findings from the 2015 American Values Survey,” the report finds Americans increasingly concerned about the country’s future as we approach the 2016 elections. In this post, Elizabeth Thom lays out some highlights from the event. 

  • In the News

    There’s a lot of distrust among opposition voters on the fairness of the vote [in Venezuela], given the overwhelming presence of government in the media and the resources they can devote to campaigning, compared to the opposition. On the other hand, the government has to worry about abstention on its side because its level of popular support is quite low.

    May 18, 2015, Harold Trinkunas, International Business Times
  • In the News

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    December 20, 2014, Harold Trinkunas, Al Jazeera English
  • In the News

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    December 17, 2014, Ted Piccone, The Washington Post
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    September 5, 2014, Fiona Hill

  • In the News

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    June 12, 2014, Harold Trinkunas, Christian Broadcasting Network
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  • In the News

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    November 9, 2012, Elisabeth Jacobs, CBS News

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