Public opinion

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, file photo, unhealthy air from wildfires obscures the San Francisco skyline behind the Golden Gate Bridge near Sausalito, Calif. When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 22, 2019 - 8:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans say natural disasters and their local weather are influencing their views on climate change. That's the finding of a new poll released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. U.S. health officials are scrambling to keep e-cigarettes away from teenagers amid an epidemic of underage use. But doctors face a new dilemma: there are few effective options for weening young people off nicotine vaping devices like Juul. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
January 16, 2019 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted to nicotine. E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk...
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In this Jan. 2, 2019, photo, a border patrol office inside his vehicle guards the border fence at the U.S. side of San Diego, Calif., as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. As the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump’s insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
January 04, 2019 - 5:28 pm
As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump's insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll conducted...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington. From left, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, Trump, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 02, 2019 - 7:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump declared himself "the most popular president in the history of the Republican Party" on Wednesday. Yet his allies fear a primary challenge from a high-profile Republican could doom his re-election. The concern was outlined in a private email shared among Republican...
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In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, an embryologist adjusts a microplate containing embryos that were injected with gene-editing components in a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. Most Americans say it would be OK to change the DNA of babies before they're born to protect them from a variety of diseases _ but a December 2018 poll shows they'd draw the line at gene editing to create children who are smarter, faster or taller. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
December 28, 2018 - 8:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds most Americans support using gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but not to make children smarter, faster or taller. Friday's release of the poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research comes a...
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File - In this Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 file photo, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz pauses as he answers questions from members of the media during his meeting with Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, at the Pentagon. Gantz, former Israeli military chief, says he is running in the upcoming election. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
December 27, 2018 - 9:50 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A popular former Israeli military chief jumped into the political fray Thursday, announcing he would run for office in the upcoming election and instantly injected perhaps the strongest challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lengthy rule. Retired Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz has...
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South and North Korean government officials connect northern and southern railroad tracks during a groundbreaking ceremony at Panmun Station in Kaesong, North Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. North and South Korea broke ground Wednesday on an ambitious project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South, but without progress in nuclear negotiations, regular trains won't be crossing the border anytime soon. (Korea Pool/Newsis via AP)
December 26, 2018 - 2:46 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea broke ground Wednesday on an ambitious project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South, but without progress in nuclear negotiations, regular trains won't be crossing the border anytime soon. The ceremony at the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017 file photo, Mariah Carey performs at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square in New York. A poll shows more Americans are favoring Christmas carols over recent Billboard hits, while longtime classics and recent comedies are the most preferred to watch during the holiday season. A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows “Silent Night” as the country’s most popular, despite Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” becoming the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 11:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years, but Americans still prefer hearing carols such as "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bells," a new poll shows. With Christmas next week, 12 percent of Americans named "...
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December 19, 2018 - 8:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An opinion survey has shown that two thirds of Russians regret the collapse of the Soviet Union. The independent Levada Center that conducted the nationwide poll of 1,600 people last month said the results reflected a growing public nostalgia for the Soviet Union. In the latest survey...
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FILE - This May 27, 2008, file photo, shows the gurney in the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. Three states resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
December 14, 2018 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three states resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday. The report by the District of Columbia-based Death Penalty...
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