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Which one of the following events that happened in 2017 is the most significant and important to you personally?...Mass shootings like the ones in Las Vegas and the church in Texas, the number of natural disasters including hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, the inauguration of Donald Trump, the tax plan in Congress, terrorist attacks such as the truck used to kill people in New York City, sexual harassment revelations and the MeToo movement, the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, NFL (National Football League) players kneeling during the national anthem, the Women's March in opposition to Donald Trump...And, which is the second most significant and important to you? (Source: NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, Dec, 2017)


Subpopulation/Note: . Adds to more than 100% due to multiple responses.
39%
Mass shootings like the ones in Las Vegas and the church in Texas

34%
The number of natural disasters including hurricanes, floods, and wildfires

24%
The Inauguration of Donald Trump

20%
The tax plan in Congress

21%
Terrorist attacks such as the truck used to kill people in New York City

18%
Sexual harassment revelations and the MeToo movement

15%
The investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election

13%
NFL players kneeling during the national anthem

7%
The Women's March in opposition to Donald Trump

6%
Not sure

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Survey by NBC News, Wall Street Journal. Methodology: Conducted by Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies, December 13 - December 15, 2017 and based on 900 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. The sample included 405 respondents who use a cell phone only and 12 reached on a cell phone but who also have a landline. [USNBCWSJ.121917.R11] (View Citation)

Topics: MOOD





(Now we'd like to ask about the experiences of your close friends and family who don't live in your home. To the best of your knowledge, did any of them experience the extreme weather events or natural disasters listed below over the past year?)...Flood (Source: Yale University/George Mason University Extreme Weather and Climate Change in the American Mind Survey, Apr, 2013)


21%
Yes

79%
No/Don't know

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Survey by Yale University Project on Climate Change Communication, George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. Methodology: Conducted by Knowledge Networks, April 8 - April 15, 2013 and based on 1,045 online interviews. Sample: National adult. The poll was fielded by Knowledge Networks using its national panel which is randomly selected from the entire national population and subsequently provided Internet access, if needed. Funding was provided by the Surdna Foundation, the 11th Hour Project, the Grantham Foundation, and the V.K. Rasmussen Foundation. [USKN.050113.R08H] (View Citation)

Topics: DISASTERS





(Now I am going to break down how much is spent on different types of foreign aid.) For humanitarian relief, which is for caring for people who urgently need food, medical care, or shelter because they are refugees or victims of a disaster like a famine, a flood or a war, the U.S. (United States) spends about 1.3 billion dollars, which is about $2.45 for the average taxpayer. For humanitarian relief aid, would you favor increasing spending, cutting spending or keeping it the same? (If increase or cut, ask:) Would that be slightly, somewhat, or a lot? (Source: Americans and Foreign Aid Survey, Jan, 1995)


Subpopulation/Note: Asked of 3/4 sample.
10%
Increase a lot

22%
Increase somewhat

9%
Increase slightly

46%
Keep the same

2%
Cut slightly

4%
Cut somewhat

6%
Cut a lot

1%
Don't know/refused

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Survey by Circle Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Americans Talk Issues Foundation. Methodology: Conducted by Program on International Policy Attitudes, University of Maryland, January 12 - January 15, 1995 and based on 801 telephone interviews. Sample: National adult. Talk Issues Foundation [USUMARY.95AID.R39] (View Citation)

Topics: DIPLOMACY SPENDING TAXING







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