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Recent articles by Emily:

AP-NORC Poll: Democrats feel mixed about nomination process

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic voters feel generally positive about all of their top candidates running for president, but they have only moderate confidence that their party’s nomination process is... → Read More

AP-NORC poll: GOP more fired up for 2020, Democrats anxious

Democrats are anxious about the coming presidential election, and Republicans are more likely to be excited about it → Read More

AP-NORC poll: GOP more fired up for 2020, Democrats anxious

When it comes to the 2020 presidential election, Democrats are nervous wrecks and Republican excitement has grown. That's according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for... → Read More

Poll: White evangelicals distinct on abortion, LGBT policy

White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on abortion restrictions and LGBT discrimination protections, two of the most politically divisive issues at play... → Read More

Mouse creates stir in White House briefing room

The mouse initially landed in the lap of Peter Alexander, White House correspondent for NBC News. → Read More

AP-NORC poll: Energy-saving habits vary in popularity

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Turn off the lights when they aren't needed? Check. Lower the thermostat a few degrees in winter? Maybe. Go full-time vegetarian? Probably not. → Read More

AP-NORC Poll: Many feeling vulnerable despite economic gains

WASHINGTON — Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs.Roughly two-thirds, 67%, describe their financial situation as generally good, up slightly from 62% who said so at the start of the year, according to a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for… → Read More

AP-NORC Poll: Many feeling vulnerable despite economic gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living... → Read More

AP-NORC Poll: Many feeling vulnerable despite economic gains

AP-NORC Poll: Many satisfied with their personal finances yet feel financially vulnerable. → Read More

Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to → Read More

Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a new poll shows. The poll by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, released Thursday, one month before the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon… → Read More

Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a new poll shows. → Read More

Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a new poll shows. The poll by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, released Thursday → Read More

Poll finds hunger for change to US system of government

After more than two years of the Donald Trump presidency, Andrea Petrusky is ready for some fundamental changes in the way the United States government works. "Right now we're being shown all of the loopholes, the president being able to do all the things that no president should," said Petrusky, a 46-year-old elementary school teacher in a Seattle suburb. "It's time to update what he's allowed… → Read More

Many college grads feel their grip on middle class loosening

WASHINGTON (AP) - A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class. It typically confers higher pay, stronger job security, greater home ownership and comparatively stable households. Those benefits have long been seen as worth the sacrifices often required, from deferred income to student debt. Yet college graduates aren't as likely as they once were to feel they belong to the… → Read More

Many college grads feel their grip on middle class loosening

WASHINGTON — A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class. → Read More

AP-NORC Poll: Many blame drug firms for opioid crisis

NEW YORK (AP) - About two-thirds of Americans believe drug companies are to blame for the opioid crisis, although nearly as many hold drug users themselves responsible, a new poll finds. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll showed many people also fault doctors who prescribed opioid pain pills and government officials who haven't done enough to expand addiction… → Read More

AP-NORC Poll: Bullying, not schools, blamed for shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And while most Americans consider schools less safe than they were 20 years ago, the poll… → Read More

AP-NORC Poll: Most believe schools have become less safe

WASHINGTON — Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And while most Americans consider schools less safe than they were 20 years ago, the poll finds… → Read More

AP-NORC Poll: Most believe schools have become less safe

WASHINGTON — Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And while most Americans consider schools less safe than they were 20 years ago, the poll finds… → Read More