Weekly Quiz — March 12
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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Which restaurant did Gen Alpha parents name most often as their children’s favorite restaurant?
- Taco Bell
McDonald’s was mentioned in 37% of open-ended, unaided responses from Gen Alpha parents when asked if their kids ages 9 and younger had a favorite restaurant. Snack brand mentions were more varied, but Goldfish topped the list with 7% of open-ended answers.Read the full article
What share of U.S. adults said they believe the COVID-19 pandemic started because the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab?
Just over half of U.S. adults now say they believe the COVID-19 pandemic started because the virus spilled from a virology laboratory in Wuhan, China, with the share of those who back the lab-leak theory rising 7 percentage points over the past week to a record-high 51%. Fewer than 1 in 5 now think the virus moved naturally from animals to humans.Read the full article
Which U.S. institution is currently seeing the largest partisan gap in trust?
- The news media
- The public education system
- The police
- Corporate America
The U.S. institution with the biggest partisan gap in trust is the news media, with 59% of Democrats saying they have at least some trust in the media, while just over a quarter of Republicans (28%) said the same. Democrats and Republicans are most aligned in their trust for Corporate America with a 2-point gap.Read the full article
Which generation is least likely to report having credit card debt?
- Gen Zers
- Gen Xers
- Baby boomers
Less than a third of Gen Z adults (30%) said they have any credit card debt, meaning most are not carrying an outstanding balance on their cards from month to month. This is a considerably smaller share than the roughly 40% of millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers who said the same.Read the full article
Which country's population has the least favorable opinion of Russia?
- United States
Russia’s net favorability rating in Japan — the share with a favorable view of the country minus the share with an unfavorable view — is the lowest among the 11 countries surveyed by Morning Consult. Even in Mexico, where public sentiment has consistently been the most favorable toward Russia, adults are more likely than not to hold unfavorable views of the country.Read the full article
This quiz is based on news and analysis published between March 6 and March 10, 2023.
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