News Releases

September 2022 Results

Health of American Democracy, Economy, Abortion Leading Factors Heading into 2022 Election

A new Grinnell College National Poll shows that four in five likely voters in the 2022 general election believe the overall health of American democracy is a major factor in determining how they will vote in the upcoming election.

Majority of Americans Believe Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage Should be Guaranteed Rights

In the wake of the Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade, 69% of Americans believe the option of having an abortion before the 15th week of pregnancy should be a guaranteed right, according to the newest edition of the Grinnell College National Poll.

March 2022 Results

Biden Approval Drops as Majority of Americans Believe Economy Will Worsen in Coming Months

Grinnell College National Poll shows broad support for supplying weapons to Ukrainian fighters, welcoming war refugees; most Americans against sending troops

A Majority of Americans Thinks Public Schools are on the Wrong Track, Fueled by How Racism is Addressed in the Classroom

Strong opposition expressed in Grinnell Poll toward affirmative action in higher ed admission policies and the use of tax dollars for private schools.

October 2021 Results

62% of Americans Say Politics, Not Law, Drives Supreme Court Decisions

More than 60% of Americans today believe the decisions of the court are based more on the political leanings of justices than the Constitution and the law, according to the newest edition of the Grinnell College National Poll.

52% of Americans Believe Democracy Facing “Major Threat”

While 85% of Americans believe it is very important the United States remain a democracy, 52% believe American democracy is facing a “major threat” according to the newest edition of the Grinnell College National Poll.

March 2021 Results

Pessimistic View of Race Relations Exists Among Majority of Americans

As an element of American life, a majority of people in the country view the state of race relations as mostly bad according to the newest edition of the Grinnell College National Poll. Most Americans favor student loan forgiveness; no return to “normal” anytime soon.

Most Americans Agree on Four Foundations of Democracy, but Execution of Those Ideals Receives Failing Grades

While Americans have high ideals for what makes up our democracy, a new Grinnell College National Poll shows our country gets failing grades when it comes to executing those ideals in real life.

September 2020 Results

Joe Biden Leads Donald Trump in Latest Grinnell College National Poll

72% of likely voters “extremely motivated” to vote; voter fraud concerns rise among Republicans.

Majority of Americans View In-Person Return to School Unsafe at Any Level

52% of Americans say President Trump is not doing enough to contain the virus.

Naming George Floyd Alters Viewpoints on Racial Inequality

Framing the issue of racial inequality around the victims of racial violence has an impact on how Americans view the issue.

April 2020 Results

Donald Trump Trails Joe Biden in New Grinnell College National Poll

President Donald J. Trump has his highest approval rating in Grinnell College National Poll history, but still trails former Vice President Joe Biden in a head-to-head matchup.

Americans Showing Resolve Through COVID-19 Crisis

An overwhelming majority of Americans (88%) are confident the country will get through the COVID-19 crisis and be OK when it’s over, according to the newest edition of the Grinnell College National Poll.

October 2019 Results

People Are Proud to be Americans but Tired of “Political Circus”

Americans appreciate immigrant contributions and are receptive to criminal justice reform.

Job Approval Dips, Unfavorable Feelings Climb for President Trump

Vast majority of Americans are against foreign intervention in elections, divided on whether impeachment warranted.

November 2018 Results

The President’s Approval Ticks Up, but Coalition is Weakening

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has risen following the 2018 midterm elections, but that improved standing has not enhanced his chances at re-election in 2020, according to the Grinnell College National Poll.

Who is a Real American? Overwhelming Agreement on the Answer

What does it mean to be a “real American”? That was one of the many questions asked in the latest Grinnell College National Poll.

September 2018 Results

A Challenging Road to 2020

The inaugural Grinnell College National Poll shows President Donald Trump faces a challenging road to re-election in 2020.

Stand or Kneel?

A new Grinnell College National Poll shows that feelings about what professional football players do, or don’t do, during the playing of the national anthem are as intense as all the news coverage suggests.

Poll Shows Wide Support for Lawful Immigrants

A majority of U.S. residents show support for legal immigrants and are skeptical of suggestions that undocumented immigrants commit more crimes as a group than native-born Americans, according to a new Grinnell College National Poll.

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