October 21, 2018The MPR News | Star Tribune Minnesota Poll interviewed 800 Minnesotans identified as likely voters, to understand their views on high-level races and political issues in the news. The poll was conducted in September and October, 2018.
October 16, 2018Millions of Americans lost their homes during the Great Recession, as the housing market collapsed, the economy faltered, and many Americans found themselves unable to pay their mortgages. Now, more than 10 years later, we are examining key changes in the housing market: renting rates, affordability challenges, and homeownership opportunities for the nation’s largest cities, coast to coast.
October 9, 2018The characteristics of U.S. House districts vary widely from coast to coast and even within states. Our nonpartisan Representing US project explores the differences across districts—from education and poverty levels, to racial and immigrant make-up, to partisan lean, and more. With this, our second release of Representing US, we’ve added a series of data about potential voters in our Demographics Tool, but you can also still examine characteristics of all residents. In our Voting Insights Tool, we’ve added candidates appearing on the November ballot, with a special focus on women candidates. Learn about the households that will elect—and be represented by—the new House in our Representing US tools below.
June 27, 2018The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2018 ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) case—which struck down mandated fees from those covered by employment contracts in public unions—has wide-ranging implications for the future of organized labor. Just prior to the ruling, the APM Survey asked a nationally representative survey of American adults what they think about labor unions. The results indicate Americans are evenly divided about whether union dues should be mandated or the choice of each worker. However, 62 percent of Americans feel the United States would be “better off” if unions were “stronger” compared to only 23 percent who prefer “weaker” unions. On both topics, differences of opinion exist by income, political party, race and more.
April 2, 2018We asked a representative sample of more than 1,650 Minnesotans—from the Twin Cities and throughout Greater Minnesota and major regional centers—what they think about everything from their own personal finances to the future of our state. Their responses provide insights on jobs, health care, immigration, politics, and much more.
February 19, 2018On February 4, 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles bested the New England Patriots (41-33) in Super Bowl LII. The APM Research Lab wished to know whether Minneapolis, Minnesota, which hosted the game at U.S. Bank stadium, also “won”—in terms of altering public perception of its character. The APM Research Lab conducted the National Survey of Super Bowl Impressions to assess whether Americans knew that Minneapolis was the host city, and whether media coverage of the event changed their impressions of Minneapolis as a desirable place to visit. Thirty-seven percent of Americans said they were “more likely” to think of Minneapolis as good place to visit, compared to 27 percent who said “less likely.”
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