Is social media your friend or a frenemy?
Posts by Karoline McGrail
Is social media your friend or a frenemy?

A “frenemy” is a combination of “friend” and “enemy” – a person you are friendly with but ultimately do not like or trust. Looking at the numbers from our NBC/Wall Street Journal poll earlier this year, many Americans may see social media as more of a frenemy than friend. Only 36% have a favorable opinion […]

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Looking at ideology by party over the last thirty years

Members of the news media have been saying in recent years that American politics is becoming more polarized, with Democrats moving further to the left and Republicans further to the right than they have ever been. Our years of experience conducting the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll along with Hart Research can help quantify this relationship […]

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Record 2018 turnout is powered by an “easy” voting experience

The 2018 midterm election had the highest voter turnout since 1914, the last year midterm turnout broke 50%, and was way above the average of 40.3% over the last 50 years (1914 turnout was 50.1%, and 2018 was 50.3%). According to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in November 2018 (http://www.people-press.org/2018/12/17/most-voters-have-positive-views-of-their-midterm-voting-experiences/) 92% of midterm voters […]

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The Times They Are A-Changin’ – NBC/WSJ Social Trends

As the last several decades have brought a number of changes in American society, a majority of Americans say they feel comfortable with these changes. The latest NBC/WSJ poll conducted in March asked this question: “Over the past few years there has been a debate about changes in American society and the country becoming more […]

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More Americans are satisfied with the United States’ standing in the world but believe our President is not as respected

According to a Gallup poll conducted earlier this month, forty-five percent of Americans said they are satisfied with the position of the United States in the world – the highest in over a decade. This number hovered mostly in the 30’s from the last few years of President George W. Bush’s second term all the […]

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