Author: Zoha Qamar

Iranians Are Ready For A Different Approach to Religion and Government

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Protests in Iran have been raging on for nearly two weeks because 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of the “morality police” after she allegedly failed to comply with the nation’s veiling laws. The protests that began on the streets of Saqqez, her hometown, have now spread […]

Trust In Institutions Is Eroding On Both Sides Of The Pond, And The Queen Was Not Exempt

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Last Thursday, word of Queen Elizabeth II’s ailing health captured an international audience. In the United States, media outlets breathlessly covered the story for hours until the announcement of her death unleashed an even larger outpouring from leaders and citizens across the globe. Condolences eulogizing the life of […]

From Mueller To Mar-a-Lago, Americans Remain Divided On Trump’s Legal Jeopardy

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. On Monday, FBI agents searched Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, with a warrant to reportedly investigate whether he had mishandled or kept classified documents in violation of the Presidential Records Act, which requires presidents to turn over any written materials related to their official duties. The […]

Why Democrats Are Disillusioned Over Climate Change

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Senate Democrats’ monthslong effort to negotiate a budget reconciliation bill with ambitious climate change provisions crumbled last week when Sen. Joe Manchin announced he wouldn’t back the proposed legislation. It now appears unlikely that Congress will pass any substantive environmental legislation ahead of this year’s midterm elections. And […]

Americans’ Views On Abortion Are Pretty Stagnant. Their Views On The Supreme Court Are Not.

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Last Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion after almost 50 years. The decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has sent states scrambling to restrict abortion or expand access. We’ve found seven polls conducted since Friday that show whether […]