STEVEN S. HORNSTEIN CENTER FOR POLICY, POLLING, AND ANALYSIS

The Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling, and Analysis at Long Island University conducts independent polling, empirical research, and analysis on a wide range of public issues. Our studies inform the public and policy makers about critical issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. Faculty and scholars from all schools of study at LIU participate in data collection and analysis.

Recent Hornstein Polls

What Americans Think of the Recovering Economy

Results of a newly released Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis national poll reveal that half of Americans believe the recovering economy is a result of the federal government’s COVID-19 stimulus aid package, while 32% of Americans believe that the increased deficit will cause an economic downturn over time.


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COVID-19 Vaccinations Gain Momentum as Rollout Spreads Across America

Results of a newly released Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis national poll reveal that a majority (55%) of Americans said they received a coronavirus vaccine, with variations by age, household income, and political beliefs. Americans over age 60 report being vaccinated at the highest rate (81%) as the vaccination rollout spreads rapidly across the country.


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54% of Americans Believe the Worst of the Pandemic is Not Over as Demand for Vaccines Increases

Results of a newly released Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis national poll reveal that many Americans believe the worst of the pandemic is not over as demand for vaccines increases.


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What Americans Think About the Coronavirus Vaccine and Life in 2021

Results of a breaking Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis national poll reveal differences in political beliefs on what Americans think about a coronavirus vaccine and life in 2021.


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What America Thinks About the 2020 Presidential Election

Results of a breaking Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling, and Analysis national poll reveals what Americans think in the final days before the 2020 presidential election to be held on November 3, 2020.


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America’s Reaction to the Confirmation Vote of New Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Results of a breaking Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling, and Analysis national poll reveals America’s response to the confirmation vote of new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Approval of new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett occurred last night after a Senate vote of 52-48.


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What American’s Think About a Coronavirus Vaccine and Wearing Masks

Results of a breaking Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis national poll on what Americans think about the coronavirus reveal that while there was uncertainty over taking a vaccine if it were available today, most respondents were confident that wearing masks reduces the spread of the virus.


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America’s Reaction After First Presidential Debate

Results of a breaking Long Island University Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling, and Analysis national poll were announced in the aftermath of the first presidential debate for Election 2020.


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What American's Think Before Highly Anticipated First Presidential Debate

A new Long Island University Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis pre-debate national poll on the eve of the first presidential debate for Election 2020.


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LIU Hornstein Center Poll Shows Most Americans Are Climate Change Believers and Disagree with U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

A Long Island University Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis Poll shows that a significant majority of Americans believe global warming is occurring and that humans are partially responsible for climate change. The poll also found that a majority of Americans think the U.S. was wrong in withdrawing from the Paris Agreement.


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LIU Hornstein Center Poll Shows National Majority Disapprove of House, Senate, Trump but Remain Optimistic About the Economy

A Long Island University Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis poll shows that a majority of Americans disapprove of the House, Senate, and President Trump.


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As Confirmation Hearings Approach, LIU Hornstein Poll Highlights Opportunities to Shape Public Opinion on Administration Picks

A Long Island University Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis poll on items ‘in the news’ shows that even in a polarized nation, there remains an opportunity to shape public opinion on key events and issues.


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LIU Hornstein Center Poll Suggests Despite Distrust in Elected Officials, Americans Believe their Vote Matters

A new Long Island University Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis poll on the strength of democracy showed voters feel a deep distrust towards their elected officials.


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LIU Hornstein Center Shows How Americans Are Split Over President Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court

The Steven S. Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis at Long Island University has just released a new poll that found that a plurality of Americans believe Congress should wait until after the November general election before it votes on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.


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72 Percent of Americans Support Greater Investment in Infrastructure

Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly support a greater investment in infrastructure and believe that infrastructure spending stimulates the economy.  However, Americans are far more mixed on which level of government is primarily responsible for infrastructure and the role of public-private partnerships.


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LIU Hornstein Center Poll Shows the State of the Union is Divided

Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis poll showed that reactions to President's Trump's first State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 30 were either favorable or unfavorable consistent with the party affiliation of those who watched.

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LIU Hornstein Center Poll Shows Americans Unenthusiastic About Possible Oprah Run for the White House

A new Long Island University Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis poll of hot news items found that most Americans disapprove of a Presidential run by Oprah Winfrey. LIU polled a number of Americans about trending news items to ascertain how they felt about current political developments.

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LIU Hornstein Center Poll Shows President Trump's Approval Rating Down to 29 Percent

A new Long Island University Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis poll showed widespread disapproval of the Executive and Legislative branches. The poll showed that the majority of Americans disapprove of the President (60 percent), the Senate (64 percent), and the House of Representatives (62 percent) current job performance. Views on the Supreme Court's job performance was more evenly split, with 35 percent approval, 34 percent disapproval, and 30 percent unsure.

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President Trump Confidence Poll

Long Island University’s Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis found that 56 % percent of Americans disapprove of President Donald J. Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. The findings are based on the Center’s first published public opinion poll conducted from May 12 through May 19, 2017.

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Future of U.S. National Security

American Feelings on Safety and Security

"Emerging International Priorities Poll”

Long Island University’s Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis released a new poll with information about the emerging global priorities of American voters. While the poll showed narrow support for the United Nations and policies that would allow refugees into the United States, there were very sharp partisan divides on both of those questions. This divide extends into basic questions of national security where Republicans and non-affiliated voters overwhelmingly chose terrorism as the top threat to America’s national security while Democrats chose global climate change.

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“Supreme Court Confidence Poll”

Long Island University’s Hornstein Center for Policy, Polling and Analysis found that 51 percent of Americans approve of President Donald J. Trump's nominee for Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. The findings are based on the Center’s first published public opinion poll conducted from February 3 through February 6, 2017.

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