National surveys show that Americans agree on many public policy issues [APM RESEARCH LAB]
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Answer
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Democrats
SourceSurvey Date(s)
Margin of Error
Link to Original Survey
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Should potential gun owners be required to be licensed before they purchase firearms?
Yes69%95%Quinnipiac University Poll
Aug. 21-26, 2019
±3.1
https://poll.qu.edu/search-releases/search-results/release-detail?ReleaseID=3639&What=&strArea=;&strTime=28
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Should "red flag" laws be enacted as a means of preventing gun violence?Yes70%85%APM Survey July 16-20, 2019±3.4
https://www.apmresearchlab.org/gunsurvey
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Should Roe vs. Wade be completely overturned?No50%87%Pew Research Center
July 22-Aug 4, 2019
±1.9
https://www.people-press.org/2019/08/29/u-s-public-continues-to-favor-legal-abortion-oppose-overturning-roe-v-wade/
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Should gun owners be required to store their firearms with locks in place?Yes68%88%APM Survey July 16-20, 2019±3.4
https://www.apmresearchlab.org/locked-gun-storage
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Are you concerned that a foreign country will interfere in the 2020 election?Yes51%91%Quinnipiac University PollJuly 25-28, 2019±3.4
https://poll.qu.edu/search-releases/search-results/release-detail?ReleaseID=3636&What=&strArea=;&strTime=28
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Will law enforcement agencies use facial recognition technologies responsibly?Yes65%51%Pew Reseasrch CenterJune 3-17, 2019±1.9
https://www.pewinternet.org/2019/09/05/more-than-half-of-u-s-adults-trust-law-enforcement-to-use-facial-recognition-responsibly/
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Is NATO membership good for the U.S.?Yes71%82%Pew Research Center
March 20-25, 2019
±3.0
https://www.people-press.org/2019/04/02/large-majorities-in-both-parties-say-nato-is-good-for-the-u-s/
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Do scientists act in the best interest of the public?Yes82%91%Pew Reseasrch CenterJan. 7-21, 2019±1.9
https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2019/08/02/trust-and-mistrust-in-americans-views-of-scientific-experts/
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Should Social Security benefits be reduced for future generations?No68%78%Pew Research Center
Dec. 11-23, 2018
±2.5
https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2019/03/21/retirement-social-security-and-long-term-care/
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Should the government require higher pollution and emissions standards for businesses?
Yes61%84%GallupMarch 1-8, 2018±4
https://news.gallup.com/poll/232007/americans-want-government-more-environment.aspx
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Should Medicare negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for lower prices on prescription drugs?
Yes86%89%
Politico/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2017
±5.3
https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000015e-a4d7-d873-adfe-bdd740140000
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Should health insurance companies be required to provide insurance to people with pre-existing conditions?
Yes79%92%CBS News Poll
Sept. 21-24, 2017
±3
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/poll-graham-cassidy-republican-health-care-bill-repeal-replace-obamacare-aca/
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Should mothers receive paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child?Yes75%90%Pew Research Center
Nov. 17-Dec. 1, 2016
±2.1-2.3
https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/03/23/americans-widely-support-paid-family-and-medical-leave-but-differ-over-specific-policies/
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Should fathers receive paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child?Yes57%79%Pew Research Center
Nov. 17-Dec. 1, 2016
±2.1-2.3
https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/03/23/americans-widely-support-paid-family-and-medical-leave-but-differ-over-specific-policies/
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Does the U.S. economic system favor the wealthy?Yes51%84%CNN/ORC Poll
Feb. 24-27, 2016
±3
https://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2016/images/03/03/rel4c.-.obama.scotus.pdf
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Should the federal government limit greenhouse gases from existing power plants?Yes63%78%ABC News/Washington Post Poll
May 29-June 1, 2014
±3.5
http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/politics/june-2014-washington-post-abc-news-poll/1075/
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The questions presented above are paraphrases of questions asked in the 17 surveys that the APM Research Lab analyzed. Click the links to read the original questions and the full results of each survey.
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