US public opinion on the origins of Valentine’s Day

No holiday is quite as loved and loathed as Valentine’s Day. Some consider it romantic. Others call it commercial. Historians call it, at least our modern version, “a beautiful fiction.” As it turns out, the origins of Valentine’s Day are much…

US public opinion on facial recognition technology that can reportedly predict a person’s political affiliation

It sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie. In January, researchers applied a facial recognition algorithm to one million people to predict their political affiliation. By comparing the similarity of liberal and conservative faces…

US public opinion on the Biden climate plan

COVID-19 isn’t the only crisis on the mind of the new administration. Amidst the flurry of executive orders signed by President Biden during his first weeks of office was a clear message that climate change poses a dire threat, and the time…

US public opinion on the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines

Just over a year since the first confirmed U.S. coronavirus case, the toll the pandemic has taken in every corner of the country is staggering — 25 million cases and over 400,000 deaths. Despite the dark winter ahead, though, there is…

Public opinion on the Gamestop/Reddit/Hedge fund saga

Last year, a Reddit user known as “Roaring Kitty” made a $53,000 investment in GameStop, a way-past-its-prime retail gaming store. He was roundly mocked for betting on a struggling retailer in the digital age. That is, until last week, when his investment brief…

Public opinion on the Trump presidency

Despite his best efforts to delay the inevitable, Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency came to an end on Jan. 20 at noon with the swearing-in of Joe Biden as the 46th president. His were four years that will not soon be forgotten. GOP Senator Lindsey…

Public opinion on the Capitol riot

In August of 1814, British troops breached the U.S. Capitol building and set it ablaze. Last week, more than 200 years later, the halls of Congress were overrun again in what the Pentagon called an ‘insurrection’ to overturn the results of the presidential election…

Public sentiment regarding the Trump and Biden kids’ involvement in the family business

Latin may be a dead language, but there’s one phrase that Americans who followed President Trump’s failed impeachment early this year now know by heart: quid pro quo, aka you scratch my back I scratch yours. The…

American’s view of polls in the current era

Political pundits love polls, but if the 2020 election proved anything, it’s a reminder that even the best polling is not perfect. Case in point: the popular presidential vote. According to polling site FiveThirtyEight’s average of polls, Joe Biden was projected to…

How Americans feel about the ‘Dr Jill Biden’ editorial

One of the many quirks of the English language is the “Dr.” honorific. Most likely, when you hear it, you immediately think of a physician in a white coat. Yet, it could refer to all sorts of professions, and includes anyone…

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