Voters Have Much to Learn From Debates

Many adults in the U.S. misjudge where the presidential candidates stand on important public policy issues, according to recent data collected by the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey. A majority of adults still do not know which presidential candidate favors allowing workers to invest some of their Social Security contributions in the stock

Most Indians Say Name of Washington “Redskins” Is Acceptable While 9 Percent Call It Offensive

Most American Indians say that calling Washington’s professional football team the “Redskins” does not bother them, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. Ninety percent of Indians took that position, while 9 percent said they found the name “offensive.” One percent had no answer. The margin of sampling error for those findings was

Gender Gap in Political Knowledge Persists In 2004

Men are more likely than women to know the issue positions of the presidential candidates, from their stands on taxes and assault weapons to Medicare, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. Polling conducted between September 3 and 12 among 1,845 adults showed that on an eight-item political knowledge test, men averaged 4.2

Attitudes on Bush’s Guard Service

For several months, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey has been asking respondents their view of George W. Bush’s Air National Guard Service. In polling conducted before CBS’ 60 Minutes reported this week that his commanding officer had written memos saying Bush sought avoid National Guard sessions and his commanding officer and had

Bush Erases Kerry’s Post-Convention Gains on Optimism, Inspiration and Values

George W. Bush has erased the modest gains John Kerry made on him after the Democratic National Convention on such traits as optimism, inspiration and sharing Americans’ values, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. But as the Republican National Convention prepares to nominate Bush tonight for a second term, a wide variety