Poll: Americans Don’t Want Federal Spending Cuts

Most Americans from both major political parties want the government to boost federal spending on education, veterans’ benefits and infrastructure, but that call for more spending comes during a period of historically low trust in the federal government, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday.

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Study: Independents Aren’t All That Independent Anymore

In an era of hyper-partisanship, Independents have been a key demographic in polling and electoral politics. But according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center, most Americans who view themselves as Independents still typically align with one of the two major parties and true Independents tend to stay away from politics altogether.

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Poll: Health Care, Education Increasingly Important to Americans

While the news of the day may be focused on the government shutdown and illegal immigration, a growing number of Americans say the president and Congress should be prioritizing health care and education in 2019, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday.

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Survey: Americans Won’t Budge on Border Wall Stance

The federal government shutdown over funding for a border wall has lasted 26 days, the longest in U.S. history, but Americans are not interested in their party making any concession that would end the impasse, according to a Pew Research Center report released Wednesday.

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Poll: Most Teens Savvy and Positive About Social Media

False narratives spread on social media have been implicated in the turbulent 2016 presidential election in the United States and the 2016 Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, while social media-savvy conspiracy theorists fan the flames around outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and the idea that climate change is a “hoax” – but most teens are staying above the fray, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center published Wednesday.

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