Since the Brexit vote in 2016, rebellious movements have repeatedly shown their ability to shape political outcomes across the globe, often in unexpected ways: So what lies next?
The UK media failed to challenge the government narrative of austerity despite its failure to revive the economy.
Recent research found that members of the public have four common explanations for paedophilia or child sexual abuse. But the reality is more complex, with multiple causes often at work.
South Africans expect former president Zuma him to take responsibility and remedy his undemocratic and unconstitutional behaviour.
Most surveys are consistent in finding there is a substantial minority of the view that immigration is too high, but not a large majority.
The search for a direct causal connection from public opinion to specific policies, including gun control, may be like hunting for the holy grail. Many factors influence how legislation gets passed.
A Senate committee has recommended an end to sharks culls and nets. According to surveys, the public is on board with the idea of ending policies that are lethal to sharks.
Scholars dig in to the debate on whether police should be able to defeat or circumvent encryption systems.
A survey asked Americans what they would do if the Supreme Court started making many unpopular decisions. Here's what they said.
When children and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities.
The Supreme Court's public reputation is strong in part because people see it as less political than other government branches. What can text analysis tell us about how accurate that perception is?
Why are there such big differences in public opinion about homosexuality? It turns out where you live can be a major influence on how you feel.
Data since 1950s show Americans have always been wary of refugees. A public opinion expert explains current attitudes toward Syrian refugees and what it means for building consensus on policy.
What's cooler than standing up to a bully?
The more we have to defend our choice to others, the more certain we become that we are right. So what can we do about it?
The Chinese government has an interest in presenting a positive narrative about Africa to its citizens. But the new commercial media is challenging this by prioritising sensational stories.
Over three-quarters of Australians now accept climate change is happening, according to a new survey from the Climate Institute.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has not dropped below 80 percent since March 2014. Russians overwhelmingly support their president's aggression in Georgia and Crimea. Here's why.
Climate has been something of a sleeper issue in this election. But a new survey suggests voters are keener for action now then they were when the carbon tax was making its way through parliament.
Despite what some climate advocates think, extreme weather events do little to sway Americans' political views on climate change.