Past Events

  • 2017 Aug 24

    CAPS/Harris Poll on the State of the Country

    (All day)

    August 24, 2017

    New Harvard CAPS - Harris Poll looks at public opinion on the Trump administration, the economy, North Korean tensions, and Charlottesville incident.

    Poll also tracks the state of the county and differences between Urban, Suburban, and Rural America. Full results will be posted shortly.

    The seventh Harvard CAPS – Harris poll, released on Thursday, August 24, shows a slight decline in approval for the Trump administration despite a continued trend of rising optimism on the economy and the administration’s efforts on this front.

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  • 2017 Jul 27

    CAPS/Harris Poll on Crime and Safety in America

    (All day)

    July 27, 2017

    New Harvard CAPS - Harris Poll looks in depth at public opinion on crime and safety in America.

    Poll also tracks the state of the county and the current healthcare debate.

    The sixth Harvard CAPS - Harris Poll, released on July 27, 2017, focused on crime and safety in the U.S. The poll results show mixed perceptions about the country by U.S. voters: a continued optimism in the economy while most voters are concerned by the direction on the country and the direction of the Trump Presidency. The...

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  • 2017 Jun 26

    CAPS/Harris Poll on Current Affairs

    (All day)

    June 26, 2017

    The fifth Harvard CAPS - Harris Poll, released on Friday, June 23, finds continued optimism in the economy although perceptions about the direction on the country continue to fall for the fourth month in a row. The poll also finds that a majority of voters say the investigations into Russia and Trump are hurting the country (64%), and a majority (62%) believe they will lead to the end of the Russia inquiry rather than the impeachment of President Trump. Six in 10 voters say they would not impeach President Trump for his actions, and do not think the President’s... Read more about CAPS/Harris Poll on Current Affairs
  • 2017 May 25

    CAPS/Harris Poll on Technology and Science

    (All day)

    May 25, 2017

    The latest Harvard CAPS – Harris Poll, released this week in conjunction with The Hill, sees falling approval for President Trump in May – 45 percent vs. 48 percent last month – demonstrating that weeks of controversy around the Russia-ties probe and the firing of FBI director James Comey have taken a toll on the administration. While a majority of voters (54%) generally disapprove with President Trump’s firing of the FBI director, nearly half (49%) disagree with the way that Comey was removed versus 51% who disapprove with the act of his removal....

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  • 2017 Apr 27

    James Campbell - Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America

    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    K262 CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    Please join us for the CAPS Seminar with James Campbell, who will be speaking about his latest book, Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America. 

    James E. Campbell is a UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. He is the author of four university press books and more than 80 journal articles and book chapters. His most recent book is Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America (Princeton University Press). The second edition of his book...

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  • 2017 Apr 21

    CAPS/Harris Poll on Budget and Taxes

    (All day)

    April 20, 2017

    New Harvard CAPS – Harris Poll looks at public opinion on taxes, the Trump administrations first budget, and foreign policy on Syria and North Korea.

    The third monthly Harvard CAPS – Harris Poll, released this week in conjunction with The Hill, finds low approval ratings among registered voters for the U.S. tax system and continued focus by voters on the need to stimulate the economy and jobs as the top priority for the administration and its proposed budget for 2018. The findings also show that most voters (60%) approve of President...

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  • 2017 Apr 06

    Artist talk & reception with Oscar Palacio and Robin Kelsey

    4:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    K262 CGIS Kanfel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    Please join us for a talk with artist Oscar Palacio and Robin Kelsey, in conjunction with Palacio's exhibition, American History, Re-Visited, currently on view at the Center for American Political Studies. This talk will be followed by a reception at 5:30 on the 4th floor of CGIS Knafel, where Palacio's work is on exhibit. 

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  • 2017 Mar 31

    Political Analytics 2017 - March, 31st

    (All day)

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Video of this event is available HERE

    Political Analytics 2017 is a one-day conference at Harvard University featuring top minds from media, politics, and academics. We are starting an exciting conversation about the growing role of data and analytics in determining the winners and losers in politics. This unique event will highlight and showcase how emerging...

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  • 2017 Feb 22

    CAPS/Harris Poll on the Trump Administration

    (All day)

    February 22, 2017

    A nationwide poll of 2,148 registered voters by Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) and the Harris Poll reveals a strong yearning for compromise and bi-partisanship after a tumultuous honeymoon period for the Trump administration. More than 2 in 3 registered voters (68%) believe President Trump should compromise on his agenda and work together with Congress, and nearly 3 in 4 registered voters (73%) feel Democrats should look to cooperate with President Trump and his administration to make deals on the issues they support,...

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  • 2016 Nov 29

    CAPS Inaugural Poll

    (All day)

    Harvard CAPS Inaugural Poll Reveals What the American Public Wants the New President and the New Congress to Address

    November 29, 2016

    Harvard University’s Center for American Politics (CAPS) launches a monthly poll series with its first post election survey. The inaugural CAPS poll, conducted November 18-21, 2016, examines public attitudes about on wide range of issues facing the new Administration and the new Congress, including immigration, trade, taxes, health care, job creation, crime, family leave, lobbying reform, and building America’s...

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