Dec 01, 2023
Is Every Day Casual Friday?
Workwear was becoming more casual before the pandemic, but now? Are the suit and tie historical objects? Then, what does friendship mean to Americans? Apparently, a lot more than some research has suggested. Finally, this week's fun fact put movie fanatics to a bizarre test: Bond vs. Disney.
Nov 22, 2023
New York Quality of Life
Our latest Marist New York State Poll is out and looks at New Yorkers' opinions of Hochul and Adams. How are the leaders of the Empire State holding up? Then, we jump right into a festive fun fact that covers everybody's favorite part of Thanksgiving: the food!
Nov 17, 2023
Revisiting the Tipping Point
We're going deep into the data from our new poll with NPR and the PBS NewsHour, looking at attitudes about the Middle East and Ukraine wars, government shutdowns, and why our political system is broken. Then, we're revisiting a segment from earlier this year on tipping. There's new data out, so we're taking a second look. Finally, this week's fun fact will have you thinking about your animal potential.
Nov 10, 2023
Our AI Future
In the excitement over developing AI to do so much for us, have we already gone too far in creating something we can't handle? Then, driverless cars are real and running in a few cities, but do people trust them? And, should they? Finally, we end with a fun fact that's right on theme. What did people at the dawn of the computer age think about the future of tech?
Nov 03, 2023
Will This Time Be Different?
We take a moment to recognize those killed in America's worst mass shooting so far this year, in Maine. And we ask, has this latest attack changed some opinions in Congress? Then, can a college education help you live longer? New data suggests it can and the advantage is growing. Finally, we finish with an extra creepy fun fact. What's your favorite cryptid?
Oct 27, 2023
The Great Phantom Crime Wave
For several years, Americans have identified crime as one of their big concerns. But new FBI data out last week suggests those fears are overblown. Then, should colleges and universities be requiring internships? And, if so, should interns be paid? Finally, our fun fact shows not all Americans are Halloween fans.
Oct 19, 2023
Spoiler Alert! RFK Jr. Could Upend 2024
RFK Jr. might not win the 2024 presidential election, but could he sway it to one candidate? We are looking at our latest poll addressing this issue and the history behind third parties in elections. What are your chances of winning the lottery? We are breaking down the odds and looking at why that big jackpot might not be your friend. And finally, what's your peanut butter preference?
Oct 13, 2023
The (New) Middle East War
Israel and Palestine. As a new war wages, data shows Americans are taking sides, whereas before, they had little opinion on the matter. And, for the first time in history a Speaker of the House has been ousted... so, what now? Unsurprisingly, this has not helped Americans restore any trust in the U.S. government.
Oct 06, 2023
A Very Meta Podcast About...Podcasts
Our latest poll covers Biden, Trump, and their legal battles. Is there a false equivalency? What do Americans think? Are podcasts becoming major media? Not quite, but they are growing rapidly. And, more people are going to them for news. But... can we trust our fellow podcasters for reliable information? Finally, we end with a fall-themed fun fact about everyone's favorite fall flavor...
Sep 29, 2023
Strikes, Unions, and America's Relationship with Substances
Unions are striking and Americans are...historically pretty supportive. Then, new research shows a striking divide based on age over the relative safety of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana -- along with some big shifts overall, over time. Finally, we end with a related fun fact asking when people had their first alcoholic drink. Will these 1957 results hold up?