2016 American Public Opinion Polls

Post-Election Poll (November 2016)

Poll Analysis by Jared McDonald, "Why Didn't Republicans Cost Trump the Election? How a Surge in Republican Unity and a Collapse in Democratic Unity Put Trump over the Top," March 3, 2017. 


American attitudes on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October and November 2016)

Questionnaire with Results

PowerPoint Presentation presented at the Brookings Institution on December 2, 2016

Key Findings

Publications Related to Poll: 

Stewart Ain, "Democrats Turn Sharply Against Settlements", The New York Jewish Week, December 14, 2016. 

"Expert Q&A: Obama's UN Moves and Growing US Partisan Divide on Palestine/Israel", Institute for Middle East Understanding, December 13, 2016. 

Shibley Telhami, "Palestine and Israel in the shadow of the election: What do Americans want Obama and Trump to do?", Brookings Markaz, December 2, 2016. 


American Politics, Race, and Foreign Policy (October 2016)

Questionnaire with Results

PowerPoint Presentation from Critical Issues Poll Launch on November 1, 2016

Key Findings 

To view the presentation of the poll results at the University of Maryland on November 1, 2016, click here

Publications Related to Poll: 

Poll Analysis by Jared McDonald, "Will Republicans Cost Trump the Election?", November 7, 2016.

Shibley Telhami, "Americans dislike the Islamic State more than Putin or Assad. Here's how this shapes policy preferences," Washington Post, Monkey Cage, November 1, 2016 (also featured on the Brookings Institution's Markaz blog). 

Shibley Telhami and Stella Rouse, "Commentary: It's not only Trumpers who believe voting is rigged," Reuters, October 31, 2016.


Media References to Polls: 

Video: Maryland Capital News Service, "NEW MARYLAND POLL: Clinton Leads Trump in UMD Poll," November 1, 2016. 

Press Release from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, "Voters Concerned About "Rigged" System Heading into Election Day," November 1, 2016. 

Fox, Jordan, "UMD Critical Issues Poll finds both Democrats and Republicans want a change in politics," The Diamondback, November 1, 2016.

Tamkin, Emily, "Democrats and Republicans Alike Want the U.S. to Work With Russia Against ISIS," Foreign Policy, November 1, 2016.

UMD Right Now, "Voters Concerned About "Rigged" System Heading into Election Day," November 2, 2016. 

Ware, Doug, "Poll: Americans want to defeat Islamic State, view relations unfavorably," United Press International, November 2, 2016.

Gould, Joe. "UMD Poll: US Voters Agree Crushing ISIS Is No. 1 National Security Priority," Defense News, November 3, 2016.

World Public Opinion, "American Politics, Race, and Foreign Policy," November, 4, 2016. 

Bump, Philip, "Is there a 'hidden' Hillary Clinton vote among women?" The Washington Post, November 6, 2016. 

Hanley, Delinda, "Growing Numbers of Americans Want their President to Be Even-Handed," Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, January/February 2017. Special Report. 

Edwards-Levy, Ariel, "Americans View Islam Less Negatively Than They Did A Year Ago," The Huffington Post, February 28, 2017. 

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