Citizen Action Monitor

Polls reveal US citizens are largely ignored by the media and their political leaders on important issues

No 965 Posted by fw, January 31, 2014

“The media and Washington politicians typically ignore or misrepresent the public views on many matters. These recent polls suggest what a citizen-written State of the Union address might include.” —Undernews

Undernews is the online report of the Progressive Review.

Regarding the following categorized, bulleted report, for reasons not explained, there are no citations to document the sources of those items that are not hyperlinked.

How American citizens might write a State of the Union Address by Undernews, January 29, 2014

Civil liberties and justice









  • Believe we shouldn’t cap Medicare


  • 63 percent – crossing party and religious lines – favor legislation to create a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the United States



  • Would ban Super PACS

Social Security

  • 87% of Americans want Social Security spending increased or held steady
  • Oppose cutting SS annual increase


  • Believe it’s OK to cut defense spending
  • Say Libya action wasn’t right


  • 81% disapprove of the job that Congress is doing



  • Most young people are interested in politics but are alienated by politicians by Daniel Wittenberg, The Guardian, October 31, 2013 – Here’s a perspective from a 16-year-old aspiring journalist in the UK — “Media and parliament should make room for our views in matters of national interest rather than leave celebrities to fill the void…. We [youth] are familiar with the politicians and the press who will often criticize our behaviour. Yet it does not appear to be a two-way street, as our own opinions are rarely listened to and seldom taken seriously by leading influences in the community…”
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