The Monkey Cage: survey

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Is a ‘national shift toward envy’ underway? Maybe not.

A careful look at poll numbers suggests that a columnist’s alarm about envy is overstated.

By Andrew Gelman  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  General Social Survey, Public Opinion

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/20/2013

More on those happy conservatives

Different slices of the data show different patterns.

By Andrew Gelman  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Data, General Social Survey, Happiness

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/18/2013

‘None, it seems, are happier than the Tea Partiers . . .’ Umm, maybe not.

Arthur Brooks claimed that people at the extremes are happier than political moderates. But data from the General Social Survey contradict this claim.

By Andrew Gelman  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  General Social Survey, Happiness, Tea Party

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Political polarization of the American public continues to rise. Or does it?

The answer depends on an issue being debated in the polling community: how much to believe surveys conducted over the Internet.

By John Sides  |  10:17 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polarization, poll, survey