The Demographics of Impeachment

In this installment, we are going to take a closer look at the demographics that are driving these changes. We take a deeper look at how gender, race, education, and surprisingly, age play a significant role in the changes as more information becomes available to the public at-large. While some of the results didn’t surprise us – there were some shocking and clear trends that we found fascinating.

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Brendan Gleason
Streaming Wars: A New Saga

This fall two of the world’s most recognized and well-known American companies, Disney and Apple, will launch their digital streaming services. Both companies say they will be spending billions on their new services including the development of original content. And while both have money to burn and are projected to lose an equal amount of money out of the gate, this clearly marks the beginning of a new era.

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Brendan Gleason
Perceptions Differ on Why Black Students are Falling Behind

No matter what eventually happens with these scores, at the heart of this discussion is the role these factors play in determining the likelihood of academic success. Since we are always looking for ways to inject new data points into the discussion, we thought it would be interesting to find out what Americans feel are the drivers of some of the problems our education system faces. Specifically, we looked at the views on the causes of the achievement gap that exists between white and Asian students compared to African American students.

We hope you find the results as interesting as we did.

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Brendan Gleason
How Americans View the Rise in Drug Prices

Given the stories coming out on this topic, it is also not shocking that public opinion has become quite negative towards pharmaceutical pricing, On the plus side for the industry, a solid majority of Americans feel that prescription drugs have made lives better (59% according to the KFF Tracking Poll). At the same time, almost 8 in 10 Americans (79%) believe that the prices of these drugs are unreasonable.

While these views on pricing are clearly creating the urgency for politicians to be saying something on the topic, its data got us thinking; what do Americans view as a fair price?

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Brendan Gleason