America Speaks with Dr. Frank Luntz

America Speaks tracks the nation's pulse and sparks discussions that reveal the sentiments of American voters in real time. Join pollster and political analyst Dr. Frank Luntz as he engages in diverse conversations on the issues that matter most to the American electorate.

Americans discuss public health, vaccines, masks, and politics amidst a resurgence of COVID-19 in the fall of 2023.

COVID-19 resurgence sparks debates on public health, politics

The COVID-19 pandemic shook the world in March 2020, reshaping major political institutions, global economies and entire societies. It also thrust public health into the spotlight of social, cultural and political debates. COVID-19 case counts are rising again. It remains an open question how societies will choose to respond this time around, now that they [...]
African youth leaders discuss their views on pan-Africanism, corruption, foreign aid, the United States and more.

African youth leaders on Africa, US and the world

African youth represent a seismic demographic shift not only for their continent, but for the entire world. Some of the world’s largest economies are expected to emerge in Africa before the end of this century, and today’s young generation will be the driving force of that change. In this 48-minute episode of America Speaks, political [...]
Dr. Frank Luntz asks Iowans about Ukraine, Zelenskyy, Putin and the war in this vital episode of his America Speaks series.

Americans discuss US support for Ukraine

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, U.S. political and military forces have directed tremendous resources towards Ukraine’s defense. But GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has argued that the U.S. should seek an immediate peace agreement using current lines of control, a proposal that rewards Russia with permanent territorial gains. In this 35-minute [...]
We talk to born-again and evangelical voters in Iowa about where they think America is headed and what they think of former President Trump.

What some religious Iowans really think of Donald Trump

They believe schools are failing our children. They say you can love gay people but disapprove of their lifestyle. They’re convinced the 2020 election was stolen. And they don’t trust our current government. Who are they? They’re a group of born-again and evangelical Christians from Iowa and, in the latest hour-long episode of America Speaks, [...]
Sixty-three percent of GOP voters want former President Trump to run for president again, but what is the rest of his party thinking?

Is Trump securing the GOP nomination a done deal?

In a recent poll, some 63% of Republicans say they want former President Donald Trump to run for president again. But if there was a candidate able to rise from the GOP pack as a viable challenger to President Joe Biden, would Republicans take a second look at their options? In this 39-minute episode of [...]
American voters dissatisfied with presidential candidates Trump and Biden discuss what they're looking for in a third-party candidate.

About half of voters would consider voting for a third-party candidate

A Quinnipiac University poll shows that nearly half of American voters (47%) would consider voting for a third-party candidate in next year’s presidential election. It’s another indication that many Americans are displeased with former President Trump and President Biden as candidates for president in 2024. In this 24-minute episode of America Speaks, a group of voters dissatisfied [...]
We talk to average Americans about the Supreme Court ruling against using affirmative action in college admissions.

Affirmative action is more than a black and white issue

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that race-conscious admissions to colleges and universities violate the Constitution. The decision overturns a decades-long practice that allowed colleges to use affirmative action to achieve diverse student bodies. This latest installment of America Speaks, an hourlong discussion moderated by political analyst and pollster Dr. Frank Luntz, takes a [...]
Americans celebrate our nation's independence at a time when we've lost our ability to find common ground on most issues.

Can the United States become ‘united’ again?

Americans come together for the Fourth of July this week to celebrate our nation’s independence and unity. Yet polls show the majority of us believe America is more polarized than ever. The latest installment of America Speaks, hosted by political analyst and pollster Dr. Frank Luntz, takes a closer look at what average Americans think [...]
Parents across America are concerned their children are not learning the skills and critical thinking methods they need to succeed in life.

Are America’s schools failing its children?

Education has become one of America’s most polarizing issues. Battle lines have been drawn over what kids are learning at schools, leading some states to ban controversial topics such as critical race theory from classrooms and even remove books from school libraries that some deem inappropriate. Another worry is whether children are being taught the [...]
Moms and dads say media pressure, bullying and the pressure to grow up too fast are among the reasons why parenting is harder than ever.

Is parenting harder than ever in today’s media-obsessed society?

America’s parents are concerned that their kids are experiencing too much at too young an age in today’s media-obsessed society. After hearing from moms in the previous episode of America Speaks, political analyst and pollster Dr. Frank Luntz wanted to let dads weigh in, as well. The conversation reveals that many parents say raising children [...]