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Weekly Quiz — Jan. 22

As the news unfolds each day, Morning Consult is on top of it. We capture how people think and feel about what’s happening around the world in politics, consumer trends, public health, sports, the economy, entertainment and more. Take the quiz below to find out how well you understand public opinion — and catch up on stories you might have missed.

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1/5

In which state did President Joe Biden’s approval rating most significantly improve over the past quarter, and in which state did it most significantly worsen?
  • Rhode Island; Maine
  • Iowa; Vermont
  • New York; Wyoming
  • Maryland; Delaware
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The only state where Biden saw a major quarterly boost in his approval rating was Rhode Island, with half of the voters there now approving of the president’s job performance (up 9 percentage points). The share who disapprove, meanwhile, fell from 56% to 48%, bringing Biden’s net approval rating in the state above water for the first time since early last year. On the other hand, things got significantly worse for the president in Maine, where 57% of voters disapprove of his job performance, up from 54% last quarter. Just 41% of Mainers now give Biden positive marks — a low since he took office.

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2/5

What share of U.S. adults trust public health institutions to manage a potential future pandemic?
  • 55%
  • 66%
  • 44%
  • 33%
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Just over half of U.S. adults (55%) say they trust public health institutions to manage a potential future pandemic after how the COVID-19 crisis was handled, compared with 37% who say they do not. Trust is lowest among Republicans, younger generations and those living in rural areas.

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3/5

Which demographic is least likely to agree that major technology companies have too much power?
  • Gen Z adults
  • Baby boomers
  • Democrats
  • Republicans
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Majorities of all demographics surveyed agree that major tech companies hold more power than they should, but the group least in agreement is Gen Z adults at 57%. Older generations tend to be the most critical, with 69% agreement among baby boomers compared with 62% among Gen Xers and 61% among millennials. Both Democrats and Republicans have significant majorities in agreement at 67% and 65%, respectively, while independents are less sure at 58%.

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4/5

Which country do Indian adults see as the greatest military threat to their own?
  • China
  • The United States
  • Russia
  • Pakistan
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More than 2 in 5 Indian adults (43%) view China as the most significant military threat to their country, compared with just 22% who point the finger at the United States and 13% who see either Russia or Pakistan as the greatest threat. In terms of allyship, Indian adults view Russia as the country most aligned to their own, followed closely by the United States, while they place Pakistan and China on the enemy side of the scale.

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5/5

Which generation is the least likely to have gone to a movie theater in the past month?
  • Baby boomers
  • Gen Xers
  • Millennials
  • Gen Z adults
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The vast majority of baby boomers (85%) say they have not watched a movie in theaters in the past month, compared with 72% of Gen Xers, 55% of millennials and 48% of Gen Z adults. Streaming services, often blamed for low movie theater attendance, are also less favored by older generations: 40% of baby boomers and 25% of Gen Xers report having no streaming subscriptions in the past month, compared with just 12% of millennials and 9% of Gen Z adults.

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This quiz is based on news and analysis published between Jan. 16 and Jan. 20, 2023.

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