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Voices in the Street

Public opinion polls in the streets of Bloomington
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Voices in the Street: “Do you believe in climate change and do you think that it is caused by us?”

It is February and unusually warm for our area. In fact, some think there has hardly been any winter at all in Southern Indiana. As strange weather seems to occur more and more often one has to wonder whether it is all due to climate change. We have asked your friends and neighbors whether they believe in climate change and …

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Voices in the Street: “Do you think public school teachers are paid enough?”

The narrow confirmation of president Trumps’ nominee for secretary of education has served as a reminder of just how important education, and especially how important the public school system is. We have gone out into the streets and asked your fellow Bloomingtonians whether public school teachers are paid enough.

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Voices in the Street: “What do you think about President Trump’s executive order to ban travel for citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries?”

Last Friday, President Trump issued an executive order that suspends travel for foreign nationals from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Libya & Yemen . Entry for visa holders was suspended for three months, all refugee admission for four months and refugee resettlement from Syria was suspended indefinitely. We have gone out into the streets and asked your friends and neighbors …

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Voices in the Street: “What should be done about the opioid addiction crisis?”

Opioids are powerful prescription pain killers. It is easy to become addicted to them. Often, addiction leads to HIV and hepatitis C, both diseases transmitted by contaminated needles. Recently, opioid addiction in Indiana has increased sharply to what is now considered a crisis by many. Voices has gone out into the streets and asked your friends and neighbors what they …

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Voices in the Street: “What are your thoughts about the inauguration?”

Tomorrow, Donald J. Trump is scheduled to take office as the nation’s 45th president. It seems that no president in recent history has taken office facing a similar amount of criticism. Voices has gone out into the street and asked your fellow citizens about what they think about the upcoming inauguration.

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Voices in the Street: “What are your hopes for the new year?”

We all have our own, personal hopes and dreams for the new year. Many see 2017 as a chance for a fresh start and the opportunity to put last year’s divisive campaign behind us. Whether it be peace, a better job or simply happiness, we have gone out into the street and asked your friends and neighbors what their hopes …

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Voices in the Street: “what motivated you to vote?”

After a long and bruising campaign, voters finally went to the polls. Voices in the street has asked your fellow Bloomington residents why they came out to vote and why they feel their vote is important.

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Voices in the Street: “with IU growing every year one wonders: Is Bloomington an affordable place to live?”

Longtime residents have certainly seen an increase in apartment complex construction over the last ten years, and many people are curious as to how these new developments affect local rent prices. We have gone out into the streets and asked local residents whether they think Bloomington is still an affordable town to live in.

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Third party candidates: When to break with the two party system.

With disapproval of both major party candidates at an all-time high, Voices in the Street hit the Streets to ask Bloomington residents when to break with the two party system. We also asked folks if there was a third party candidate they would vote for and under what circumstances they would do so.

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Voices in the Street: “Trouble for Trump! Sexual allegations arise.”

Recently, the Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has come under fire for lewd remarks made in 2005. He was caught on tape bragging about inappropriate behavior towards women. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask Bloomington residents how they feel about Mr. Trumps’s behavior and how they would view a Trump presidency.

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