Telling the truth: The disconnect between mental health and rising mental illness

by in CITIZEN | July 19, 2017

Many Americans are struggling emotionally, depressed or even considering suicide, according to a recent Ipsos poll. But shockingly, those same Americans feel as though their mental health is in a good place. Why the disconnect? Mental illness has historically been stigmatized and people may not want to admit when they have a problem. Additionally, people ... continue »

Is resistance truly futile?

by in CITIZEN | June 26, 2017

When Donald Trump took office this year, he had the lowest approval rating of any modern, first-term president. People protested. Democrats spoke loudly of his faults. Pundits dissected his language use and lack of decorum. And yet all that talk has not swayed more people to join the left. In fact, criticisms of Trump and ... continue »

Americans question the value of higher education

by in CITIZEN | May 25, 2017

Move over Harvard and State U, the local community college is getting a long, second look from consumers. And they like what they see. An overwhelming majority of people find two-year community colleges adequately prepare students for success (80%) and are worth the cost (82%). By contrast, only 62% think that public four-year universities are ... continue »

100 days in, Trump’s approval slips with many but holds with Republicans

by in CITIZEN | April 28, 2017

As we approach the 100-day mark of Donald J. Trump’s presidency, surveys are showing his approval ratings are not rising overall and might be slightly eroding even among his staunchest block of supporters: white people. Overall, just 42% of respondents approve of Trump’s handling of his new job while a majority (53%) disapprove. That represents ... continue »