Poll Hub Podcast

Poll Hub goes behind the science to explain how polling works, what polls really show, and what the numbers really mean.

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May 17, 2024

GenNext: A New Marist Poll Project

Introducing...GenNext! First, we talk with our two student researchers who helped us launch this new project designed to find out what young Americans are thinking. Then we discuss what comes next for GenNext. How is this poll that puts young Americans in charge of asking other young Americans questions going to change youth polling? Finally, have you ever rescued a stray? Our fun fact is for animal lovers.

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May 10, 2024

Family Dinners Matter

Do you eat dinner as a family? Based on the evidence, you probably should for your health. Next, there's been a lot of talk about the state of mental health among Gen Z but how does it compare with the rest of America's adults? Finally, in honor of our fun fact host's recent birthday, we are breaking down the art of giving a gift.

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May 03, 2024

Losing Our Religion?

We've got another poll out and this one has a lot more than just Biden v. Trump numbers. Americans -- especially younger ones -- are identifying less and less with organized religion. But, that doesn't necessarily mean Americans are less religious... Finally, we are going nuts for donuts!

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Apr 26, 2024

School Crisis? Americans AND Teachers Agree

There's been a lot of buzz about our latest poll along with a couple of others that show Biden's chances in November are better than before. So, we're explaining what we found. Then, are teachers in America getting the short end of the stick, or is the education system as a whole going downhill? Or both? We're digging into new data about the state of schooling in America. And, we end in the past for our fun fact. Which decade was the best to live through?

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Apr 19, 2024

Women in Sports: Show Them the Money

What are New Yorkers thinking? We're going deep into the data from our latest NYS poll. Next, Caitlin Clark and women's basketball have been the talk of the town, but why aren't the big ratings translating into bigger paychecks? Finally, what's your greatest indulgence? This fun fact is our guilty pleasure.

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Apr 12, 2024

A Deeper Dive into Our Data

We're coming back for a second look at the data from our recent poll with NPR & the PBS NewsHour about what's uniting and dividing Americans. Then, we take a look at what Americans have thought about past eclipses and how that compared with this week's event. We finish with a million-dollar question. Literally!

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Apr 05, 2024

Is Gen Z Really All That Different from Boomers?

Our latest poll with NPR and the PBS NewsHour has Biden slowly regaining some support but there's a lot more to the data than that headline. Then, there's evidence Gen Z may be very different from Boomers as they age. Philip Bump joins to looks at this theory from a data perspective. Finally, did "Jurassic Park" confuse how we think about dinosaurs?

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Mar 29, 2024

Too Much TikTok?

Dems always dream of turning Texas purple. What are the odds this time around? Then, it seems like everyone under 30 is on TikTok but plenty of politicians want to force the company to spin out a U.S.-owned version. What do Americans think of all this? Finally, we saved the best for last. What is your favorite flavor of the American classic, Jell-O?

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Mar 22, 2024

Will AI Change the Classroom?

Our first battleground state polls for 2024 are out and we're looking deep into the data to understand what Georgia and North Carolina are telling us. It may be a long way from the election, but we have some insights on these Southern voters. Then, AI programs like Chat GPT are fast on the path to becoming embedded in everything we do. But, what's their place in schools? Parents, teachers, and students have different views so we're talking to them! Finally, do you think these are the best or worst years of your life? This week's fun fact has us debating...that very question.

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Mar 14, 2024

Hybrid Work is Here to Stay

President Biden delivered his State of the Union and many in the political media declared it a big success for him in this election year. But, it didn't seem to change the polls...and that's not a surprise. Then, we're looking at data that shows hybrid work is here to stay and at least some of that has to do with worker satisfaction. And, we finish with a hearty Erin Go Bragh! The fun fact uncovers if St. Patty's Day is really a holiday in the minds of most Americans.

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