A Psychologist: Why Our Minds Are Changing on Gun Topics

FACULTY BLOG: Americans Are Suffering More Angst About Gun Policy

In this moment, Americans seem to have guns on their minds.

A recent national poll conducted by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute—coincidentally only days after the shooting in Parkland, FL—found that public focus on both gun violence and gun controls increased. Following a line of questioning across several measurement points, the […]

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Trump’s Positive Job Approval Ratings Sags Near 40 Percent Nationally in New Saint Leo University Survey

Mass shooting leaves public agitated but conflicted on gun policy

ST. LEO, FL – Americans who approve of the job performance of President Donald J. Trump lately came to 40.7 percent in the latest Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( survey, holding around the same level as previous poll results from November and September 2017.

The poll was conducted online among 1,007 […]

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Americans Still Underwhelmed by Job Performance of GOP Leaders According to Latest Saint Leo University Survey

Ryan, McConnell fare worse than President Trump, who pleases about four in 10 

ST. LEO, FL – After a year in office, President Donald J. Trump and other top Republicans in the federal government are not impressing voters nationally or in Florida with the job they are doing, according to new results from the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( Not […]

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Pope Francis Approval High in U.S. as Anniversary of Papacy Nears

New Saint Leo University Poll Shows Popularity High Among American Catholics

ST. LEO, FL – As he approaches the fifth anniversary of his papacy, Pope Francis continues to be popular among Americans, a new survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( shows.

The online poll, conducted from February 18 through February 24, asked 1,007 adults nationally if their opinion of […]

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New Florida Survey from Saint Leo University Shows Rick Scott Favored by More Voters than Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate Seat

 Gubernatorial Race Not Yet on the Radar of Many Voters

ST. LEO, FL – The most recent Florida state survey conducted by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( found that if current Republican Gov. Rick Scott faced incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in an electoral contest now for Nelson’s seat, Scott would win by a margin of more than […]

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Americans Still Say They Will Make New Year’s Resolutions, Newly Released Saint Leo University Poll Shows

ST. LEO, FL – More than one-quarter of Americans say they will make New Year’s resolutions, according to a new survey released by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute ( The poll, conducted online November 19-24, 2017, sampled 1,000 adults nationwide.

This year’s poll shows 29.8 percent of respondents say they plan to make resolutions, which is up slightly from 27.2 […]

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