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The American Thanksgiving Table

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

This Thanksgiving, the Council survey team is serving up tables of data on turkey, pies, and politics.

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The Pandemic is Not "Over" for Everyone

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Running Numbers by Phillip Meng

President Joe Biden declared an end to the public health crisis, but many racial minority and lower-income groups around the world haven't moved on.

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Explainer: Eastern Europeans Split over Russia's War in Ukraine

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Recent polls find a geographic divide in the region when it comes to public perceptions of the conflict.

Demonstrators take part in an anti-government protest rally in reaction to the energy crisis and soaring prices in Prague
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Polling and a Political Earthquake in Vancouver

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Running Numbers by Phillip Meng

A center-right party’s landslide victory in one of North America’s most liberal cities offers a cautionary tale about polling in urban areas.

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The United States and India: Emerging Allies or Necessary Partners?

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Running Numbers by Phillip Meng

Indians strongly support the bilateral partnership and anticipate increased US security assistance. But Americans are less enthusiastic about growing ties.

Indian Prime Minister Modi meets with US President Biden
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US Concern about COVID-19 Decreasing, but Partisan Divides Persist

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Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

Americans are less worried about COVID-19 than they have been at any point since the initial shutdown in early 2020, Council polling finds.

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Can the Monarchy Keep Calm and Carry On?

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Running Numbers by Emma Sanderson

The Queen maintained public approval during her reign, but support for the monarchy is on the decline, posing significant challenges for the new King.

A man wearing a protective face mask walks past a window display ahead of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Britain's Queen Elizabeth
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Culture

Ukrainian Refugees—the Rule or the Exception?

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Running Numbers by Isabelle Grassel

Why are Ukrainians receiving a warmer welcome from the American public than past refugee groups?

Julija, 10, fleeing from Kyiv wears a hair bow in the colours of the Ukrainian national flag as she waits with her relatives on a platform for a train
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Biden, Israelis, and Palestinians: "The Ground is Not Ripe"

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Running Numbers by Benjamin Tomas Morgan

As attention returns to Gaza, majorities view a breakthrough in negotiations as unlikely in the foreseeable future.

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Takeaways from Pelosi's Trip to Taiwan

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit aroused Beijing’s ire—but more important may be the long-term trends in Taiwanese attitudes. 

Nancy Pelosi prepares to board her plane before leaving Taiwan on August 3, 2022.
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US Foreign Policy