Joel Faulkner Rogers
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Joel is the Academic Director at YouGov.

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Mind the AQIM Hype: Facts and Public Fears Are at Odds Over a Changing Al Qaeda

(1) Comments | Posted 4 February 2013 | (23:00)

David Cameron surprised some of his own backbenchers recently with clarion calls for a generational fight against al-Qaeda as an existential threat to Britain's "way of life." For some in his party, at least, the new vocabulary came slightly too close to old refrains from the Bush-Blair lexicon.

Notwithstanding, Cameron...

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Many Brits Prefer 'EU-lite', But Still Want a Leading Role in Brussels

(0) Comments | Posted 17 December 2012 | (13:03)

David Cameron got an apparent boost for the 'cake and eat it' approach to Europe last week, when finance ministers of the European Union (EU) agreed on the terms of an embryonic Eurozone Banking Union.

The agreement could be more important historically than the recondite details suggest: it affords greater...

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Many Brits Say No Prison Votes, Deport Abu Qatada Regardless and Bring Back Power From the European Court

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2012 | (23:00)

According to last week's poll from YouGov, a majority of Brits think Abu Qatada should be deported from the UK 'regardless' of whether or not a fair trial abroad can be guaranteed. In contrast, just 22% said he should be deported 'only if' a fair trial can be guaranteed.


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What Do Coffee Shops, Energy Companies and the Chinese Communist Party Have in Common?

(0) Comments | Posted 14 November 2012 | (09:06)

From Starbucks to Centrica and the BBC, there are plenty of headlines this week to amplify the signature theme of modern business news, namely that the developed world is seeing an historic backlash against corporate greed. We are also apparently going through a 'Great Empowerment' in popular terms to match...

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The Republicans Are in Slow-motion Demographic Crisis

(1) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (16:19)

According to GOP Policy Chairman Jason Whitman, you can blame the Tea Party for this week's failure by Republicans to win control of the US Senate. Or at least that was the suggestion when he tweeted 'thanks' to the Party's candidate for Missouri, Todd Akin, 'for helping us lose the...

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How Do UK Defence Experts View US Foreign Relations After Four Years of Obama?

(0) Comments | Posted 5 November 2012 | (16:47)

Taking stock of US foreign policy after four years of the Obama Presidency, YouGov recently surveyed a special 'defence panel' of nearly 1,500 professionals from the UK defence and security community, including the armed forces, defence industry, Westminster and diplomatic ranks, in partnership with the Royal United Services Institute on...

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Romney's New Foreign Policy Is America's Oldest Bad Habit

(0) Comments | Posted 30 October 2012 | (17:44)

For all the global excitement, last week's presidential debate was less a clash of policies than a squabble about who owns the same ones.

Beyond the usual sparring over which candidate is more reliable in the face of foreign threats, or which party is more to blame for them, there...

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Iran Poll: US More Supportive of Overt/Covert Action Than Both Europe and the Middle East

(0) Comments | Posted 7 February 2012 | (10:36)

Forget Greece; what would you do about Iran? Behind the 'Eurosis' that currently churns the news-cycle, foreign policy experts are divided and fearful about a lurking problem that could arguably displace the Euro as the most pressing Western headache of 2012.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports that medium-level...

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Change in Pakistan: Politicians Join the Polls to Support Imran Khan

(1) Comments | Posted 23 December 2011 | (05:58)

By all accounts, 30 October, 2011, marked a potential turning point in the build-up to Pakistan's next general election. Imran Khan drew crowds of over 250,000 to a speech in Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore, as leader of his party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), surprising rivals and supporters alike with one of the largest...

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New Egypt Poll: Majority Want Mubarak Executed, While the Army Keeps Revered Status

(0) Comments | Posted 9 August 2011 | (00:00)

Egypt should be careful what it wishes for. According to YouGov's latest survey of Egyptian public opinion, a majority of 67% want Hosni Mubarak, their deposed president, to face a death sentence if convicted of the charges against him. This compares with only 22% who oppose the sentence....

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Can Imran Khan Save Pakistan? 'Yes' Say the People, 'No' say the Cronies

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2011 | (15:00)

If Pakistani elections were a genuine popularity contest, then you might assume the country's next leader will be Imran Khan, the philanthropist and former cricket star who has formed his own political party, "Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf" (PTI).

In a recent opinion poll conducted in Pakistan by YouGov,...

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