The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics co-sponsored a debate on Oct. 18 at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia to mark the 20th anniversary of the Temple American Inn of Court. A British team from Gray’s Inn, London, was challenged to an Oxford-style debate on “This House Believes the Declaration of Independence Was an Illegal
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The public’s knowledge of the presidential candidates’ positions on issues such as tax cuts and re-importation of drugs from Canada increased after the three presidential debates, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. There were smaller changes in perceptions of the individual traits of President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry. Kerry
John Kerry goes into Friday’s second presidential debate with more Americans having a favorable opinion of him now than did before his first debate with George W. Bush. But the public still clearly regards Bush as someone they would trust more as commander-in-chief of the military and to lead the war on terrorism, the University
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
Those “Not Much Interested in Politics” Have Begun Focusing On Campaign More Americans were able to correctly identify the presidential candidates’ positions on a host of issues after the first two debates than they were prior to the debates, according to a new study released today by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.