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LA Barometer Livability survey is released!  This is the link to the AirTalk appearance (Larry Mantle) with LABarometer Director Kyla Thomas.  Kyla explained the significance of the quarterly survey, as well as the likely reasons behind the lower life satisfaction rating in Los Angeles. Fox 5 in San Diego posted an online story from City News Service.

September 2019

A new write up in the LA Times about Understanding America Study respondents feelings on the leanings of candidates. 

August 2019

USC Dornsife Understanding America Poll included some questions on voter opinion last month. Summarized in this USC article and in the LA Times by David Lauter:  "The poll illustrates the steep challenge that Trump faces in winning reelection: A majority of Americans eligible to vote would be unhappy if Trump were reelected, the survey finds. Of those polled, 54% said they would be unhappy, 29% happy, and 16% neither."

July 2019 News

Voting haze-Understanding America Study polling on the indecision and indecisiveness surrounding Democratic candidates in the LA Times.

Dan Benjamin speaks to RadioLab on genetic predictions on their special on "Unnatural Selection".


April 2019

On tax day, the LA Times published a story on how Americans are feeling about taxes and refunds under the new tax policy.

March 2019

Daniel Benjamin was featured in USC's academic minute, discussing the results from a large genetic study which looked for genetic variants which may play a role in educational attainment.

February 2019

LA Times/Dornsife tracking poll results quoted in article on opinions of high speed rail in California.