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Want information on gay marriage, from the statistics on gay marriage to people’s views on same-sex marriage, click on gay marriage.
Want statistics on health care, where the U.S. ranks compared to other countries, views of Americans on universal health care, and physician salaries in the U.S. compared to other countries, click on health care.
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Why truthfulpolitics.com was Created
Kathleen Jamieson and Brooks Jackson of Factcheck.org in December 2008 mentioned the following:
- 31 percent of those polled “believed widely disseminated claims that Obama would give Social Security or health care benefits to illegal immigrants, when in fact he would do neither.”
- 39.8 percent “thought McCain had said he would keep troops in combat in Iraq for up to 100 years, though he’d actually spoken of a peacetime presence such as that in Japan or South Korea.”
- 19 percent “falsely think Obama is a Muslim, and even more (22 percent) find truth in the claim that he’s nearly half Arab. Republicans were 2.8 times more likely than Democrats to buy the Muslim claim, and just over twice as likely to swallow the half-Arab notion.”
- 31 percent believe that either Congress or the President determine the constitutionality of laws, not the Supreme Court.
The entire article may be read by clicking on Our Disinformed Electorate.
The Pew Research Center also polled the public on political knowledge in April 2012 and reported the following:
- 58% of those polled know that Franklin D. Roosevelt was a Democrat.
- 55% know that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican.
- 68% know that “the initials ‘G-O-P’ are usually associated with the Republican Party.”
- 65% know that the mascot or symbol of the Democratic Party is the donkey.
To read the entire article, click on What the Public Knows about the Political Parties.
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