The Polling Unit: Archives 2001

December 2001

• Dec. 31 —Looking Toward 2002, American Optimism Prevails

• Dec. 26 —No Christmas Cheer In Consumer Confidence

• Dec. 21 —Flying for the Holidays: Delays? Noooo Problem

• Dec. 20 —Most See Toughest Work Still Ahead; After bin Laden, Saddam Hussein

• Dec. 18 —Ratings of Finances Weaken A Bit

• Dec. 17 —Economy Rivals Terrorism as Nation's Bigger Problem

• Dec. 11 —More Americans See Improving Economy

• Dec. 9 —Criminal Trial is Favored For the American Taliban

• Dec. 4 —Smallpox Vaccine: Side Effects Raise Concern

• Dec. 4 —Confidence Halts Slide in November

November 2001

• Nov. 28 —Majority Supports Military Tribunals; Most Say Rights are Adequately Protected

• Nov. 27 —Ratings of the Buying Climate Gain – Just in Time for the Shopping Season

• Nov. 20 —Economy Ratings Slip; Lowest Since March '96

• Nov. 18 —This Thanksgiving, Family Still Comes First

• Nov. 13 — Public's Economic Outlook: Not Bright, but Been Dimmer

• Nov. 11 —Holiday Spending Plans Are Down For the Second Year in a Row: Not Bright, but Been Dimmer

• Nov. 7 —First Post-Attack Challenges for Bush in Public Opinion

• Nov. 6 —Ratings of Finances & Buying Climate Counter Bleak Views of the Economy

October 2001

• Oct. 30 —Confidence its Lowest Since '97 As Economy Ratings Worsen

• Oct. 25 —Anthrax Anxiety Remains Muted; Nine in 10 Think Their Mail's Safe

• Oct. 23 —Confidence Steadies

• Oct. 17 —Nearly Half Use 'Net for News

• Oct. 16 —A Sober Response To Anthrax Scare

• Oct. 16 —Economy Ratings Fall To a Five-Year Low

• Oct. 11 —2/3 Worry of U.S.-Islam War;Way to Prevent it Isn't Clear

• Oct. 10 —Fear of Flying Eases Somewhat

• Oct. 10 —Most Favor Broader Police Authority –But Not Targeted at Arabs or Muslims

• Oct. 10 —U.S. Public Puts a Brave Face On the Uncertainties of War

• Oct. 9 —Consumer Confidence Up Slightly Since Sept. 11

• Oct. 7 —Support for Air Strikes is Vast – Easily Eclipsing Gulf War Levels

• Oct. 2 —Consumer Confidence: Still Holding Steady

September 2001

• Sept. 25 —Confidence Holds Steady In 2nd Week After Attacks

• Sept. 20 —2-1 Backing for War on Terrorism; Inaction Seen as the Greater Peril

• Sept. 18 —Confidence Advances Slightly in Wake of Terror Attacks

• Sept. 15 —American Public Closes Ranks Behind Bush & Anti-Terror Measures

• Sept. 10 —Public Rx on the Surplus: Trim Back the Tax Cut

• Sept. 5 —Economy Ratings Continue to Worsen

August 2001

• Aug. 29 —Confidence Drops to Three Month Low

• Aug. 29 —Most Nonwhites & Westerners Favor Bush Proposal on Mexican Immigrants

• Aug. 23 —Online Buying Advances, Despite the Internet Meltdown

• Aug. 21 — Background for Fed Cut: Bleaker Economic Views

• Aug. 16 — Majorities Oppose Cloning – Animal and Therapeutic Alike

• Aug. 15 — Ratings of the Economy Slip To Their Lowest in Four Years

• Aug. 8 — Few Reach for the Sunscreen

• Aug. 8 —Little Change in Consumer Confidence; Personal Finance Ratings are a Help

• Aug. 6 — Reagan Approval: Better in Retrospect

• Aug. 2 — Stem-Cell Support Holds at Six in 10

• Aug. 1 — Bush's Approval Stabilizes, Though Reservations Remain

• Aug. 1 — Confidence Creeps Ahead

July 2001

• July 25 —Confidence Inches Up

• July 24 —China Tops Public's List of Most Threatening Nations

• July 20 — See Spot Go to Heaven? The Public's Not So Sure

• July 18 —Religious Affiliation in America: Many Answers, Mostly Christian

• July 18 —Confidence Still in a Lull

• July 17 —Retirement Confidence Continues to Grow

• July 11 —Confidence Stays Flat

• July 10 —On Patients' Rights, More Favor a Broader Right to Sue HMOs

• July 4 — Confidence Still Slumping

• July 3 — Time Off vs Tradition: Move the Fourth of July?

• July 2 — Support for Legal Abortion Wobbles; Religion Informs Much Opposition

June 2001

• June 27 — Confidence Stuck in a Rut

• June 26 — Public Backs Stem-Cell Research by 2-1;Catholics in Favor, Conservatives Divide

• June 20 — Broad Skepticism is the Harvest For Genetically Modified Foods

• June 20 — One in Six See Improving Economy

• June 13 — Confidence in a Trough

• June 12 — More Planning Vacation But Spending Less

• June 8 — Nuclear Power: Hardly Popular -- But Not the Pariah it Was

• June 7 — Americans Divide on Patients' Rights

• June 6 — Despite Tax Cut, Confidence is Flat

• June 6 — Most Favor Drug Treatment Over Jail Time

• June 5 —Most Americans Don't Plan to Spend Their Tax Rebate

• June 4 —Sharp Challenges for Bush On Policy and Politics Alike

May 2001

• May 30 — Consumer Confidence Holds Still

• May 23 — Consumers Straddling the Fence

• May 22 — Cell Phones in Cars: Look, Ma – No Hands

• May 21 — Many Doubt FBI Procedures But Not the McVeigh Verdict

• May 16 — Confidence Not Down, But Still Off Its Oats

• May 15 — Most Favor Conservation In Response to Energy Needs

• May 9 — Confidence Steadies After Last Week's Fall

• May 8 — Most Favor Adult Punishment for Juveniles in Violent Cases

• May 8 — Online Privacy Concerns Hold Steady

• May 2 — Public Ambivalence Fuels Support For a Halt in U.S. Executions

• May 1 — Gasoline Prices: Half Say Ouch

April 2001

• April 30 — Confidence Stabilizes After Last Week's Fall

• April 23 — Bush's Ratings at 100 Days: Performance Good, Priorities Not

• April 23 — Confidence Sustains Sharp Hit

• April 17 — Six in 10 Say U.S. Should Join Kyoto

• April 16 — Seven-Month Advance in Optimism Halts

• April 9 — Confidence Holds Stable Amid Rising Fuel Costs

• April 9 — Most Prefer Health Spending To a Cut in Income Taxes

• April 6 — A Tempered Response to the EP-3 Imbroglio

March 2001

• March 27 — Most See Campaign Finance Abuses, but Demand for Action Is Low

• March 26 — Consumer Confidence Jumps; Best in Nearly Six Months

• March 26 — Some Headwinds for Bush On Economy, Other Issues

• March 20 — Erin & the Gladiator Battle for Supremacy

• March 19 — Optimism Soars, Signaling Recovery

• March 13 — Students on School Violence: Could it Happen Here?

• March 12 — Ratings of the Economy Climb to a 5-Month High

• March 5 — Confidence Steady at Year's High

February 2001

• Feb. 26 — Little Gain for Bush's Tax Cut; Job Rating is Positive, but Subpar

• Feb. 26 — Confidence Advances for Second Straight Week

• Feb. 19 — Americans' Economic Outlook is Looking Up

• Feb. 12 — Confidence Holds Still … Again

• Feb. 5 — Confidence 2002: New Week, Same Story

January 2001

• Jan. 31 — Consumer Confidence Holds After its Mid-January Drop

• Jan. 24 — Consumer Confidence Stabilizes

• Jan. 23 — Half Affected by Stock Market -- But Not in a Big Way

• Jan. 22 — Support for Legal Abortion Depends on the Circumstance

• Jan. 17 — Consumer Confidence Nosedives In its Steepest Drop Since 1990

• Jan. 17 — Clinton Legacy: Good Job By the Bad-Boy President

• Jan. 16 — Bush's Transition Grades are Strong –But the Economy Threatens Turbulence

• Jan. 10 — Ratings of the National Economy Stumble into the New Year

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