Friday, December 15, 2017

Home JENNIFER AGIESTA

JENNIFER AGIESTA

Gifts cross philosophical, religious lines

Christmastime is here and a new poll reveals the cards and gifts that are part of celebrating the holiday are ubiquitous, even among those who don't share the Christian beliefs behind the story of...

Americans wary of drones

Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote...

Employers keep close tabs on insurance costs

Despite years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul, employers consider employee health insurance a priority. But new surveys suggest coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years. A poll from...

After the rout, Republicans ready to get moving

Their rout complete, Republicans are celebrating sweeping victories from North Carolina to Colorado. The GOP's success, however, may have as much to do with the dynamics of a low-turnout midterm election as widespread dissatisfaction with...

Polls favor Republicans to run Congress

Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing...

Two-thirds of Americans back Mideast airstrikes

Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there's a high risk of a future terrorist attack on...

Pssst! It’s still the economy, stupid!

Recent headlines could make you think this election would be different. Perhaps, for the first time since the Great Recession, the economy wouldn't be the top issue. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll suggests that's...

Slight majority supports highway costs from taxes

Small wonder Congress has kept federal highway and transit programs teetering on the edge of insolvency for years, unable to find a politically acceptable long-term source of funds. The public can't make up its...

Americans uneasy about border-crossing children

Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a...

Most Americans still unimpressed with Obamacare

President Barack Obama celebrated when sign-ups for his health care law topped 8 million, far exceeding expectations after a slipshod launch. Most Americans, however, remain unimpressed. A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that public opinion...