The public is increasingly pessimistic about the way Brexit negotiations are going.
Policymaking is no longer based solely on what a party stands for. Now, it also matters how a decision is going to play in the opinion polls – and that's a problem for our political system.
Cultured meat comes from cells in a lab, not muscles in an animal. While regulatory and technological aspects are being worked out, less is known about whether people are up for eating this stuff.
The number of Russians who said they 'really' or 'rather' like Trump significantly increased from 10 percent to 14 percent.
As attempts to water down the Endangered Species Act have accelerated, public support for the act has stayed high. Then why do politicians keep trying to weaken the act?
Russian meddling has shaken Americans' faith in democracy. But public discontent after a scandal is hardly new. Trust in government began to erode under Nixon, and it's mostly worsened since then.
For example, 77 percent of Russians see Trump as 'self-centered.'
Is the pen that signs the peace treaty more powerful than the sword in the realm of public opinion?
Scholarship in organizational psychology has shown that when employee morale is low, it can result in poorer performance. A new study finds this may be true for some police officers.
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?