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  • Few Think They Have True Freedom of Speech Today

    With beloved holiday songs and shows now coming under fire for supposedly inappropriate messages, many are wondering whether free speech is officially dead.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 26% of American Adults believe they have true freedom of speech today, while most (68%) think Americans have to be careful not to say something politically incorrect to avoid getting in trouble. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Facebook.  

    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 6 & 9, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Sour on Booker, Harris Giveaway Programs, See No Cut in Poverty

    Several prominent Democrats trying to break out of the pack of potential 2020 presidential hopefuls are proposing new large-scale government spending programs. But voters aren’t big on these income transfer programs, and few think they will reduce the level of poverty.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 35% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with a proposal to have the federal government give low-income children up to $2,000 per year until they turn 18 to counter income inequality and give them a better economic start on life. Forty-eight percent (48%) disagree with the so-called “baby bonds” proposal by Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, while 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 10-11, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).

    Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m.  Eastern (sign up for free daily email update).

    Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump's job approval ratings on a daily basis. If your organization is interested in a weekly or longer sponsorship of Rasmussen Reports' Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, please send e-mail to  beth@rasmussenreports.com .

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).

    Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m.  Eastern (sign up for free daily email update).

    Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump's job approval ratings on a daily basis. If your organization is interested in a weekly or longer sponsorship of Rasmussen Reports' Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, please send e-mail to  beth@rasmussenreports.com .

  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.

    The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).

    Regular updates are posted Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m.  Eastern (sign up for free daily email update).

    Now that Gallup has quit the field, Rasmussen Reports is the only nationally recognized public opinion firm that still tracks President Trump's job approval ratings on a daily basis. If your organization is interested in a weekly or longer sponsorship of Rasmussen Reports' Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, please send e-mail to  beth@rasmussenreports.com .

  • An Ethics Lesson for USA Today's 'Queer' Bullies By Michelle Malkin

    This week, I did something that USA Today's executive leadership apparently hadn't done lately: I read the newspaper's "principles of ethical conduct for newsrooms."

  • Liberty Gifts By John Stossel

    Struggling to find gifts to get for loved ones? How about a book?    

  • Voters Say Government Has Too Much Power

    Most voters continue to believe the government has too much power over the individual citizen.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters think there is too much government power and too little individual freedom today. This finding has tracked between 55% and 66% in surveys since 2012 when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question. Just 11% think there is too much individual freedom and too little government power in the country today. Twenty-four percent (24%) say the balance between the two is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 6 & 9, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Overwhelmingly Celebrate Christmas

    Christmas is once again top dog this holiday season, as most Americans prepare to welcome Santa and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ this December.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 82% of American Adults will be celebrating Christmas this holiday season, the long-running winner. Just three percent (3%) of Americans are celebrating Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Yule, while two percent (2%) will celebrate some other religious observance. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 6 & 9, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 74% Say Christmas Should Be Celebrated in Public Schools

    Most Americans continue to believe Christmas should be celebrated in public schools, and that there’s a place for religious symbols on public land.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 74% of American Adults say Christmas should be celebrated in public schools, while 14% disagree. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 6 & 9, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.