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  • 42% Suspect Most Countries Don't Play by Olympic Rules

    The summer Olympics are just over a week away, and Americans are gearing up to watch even though they suspect many of the participating countries are cheating. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 24-25, 2016 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.

  • Users Strongly Reject Censorship on Facebook, Twitter

    Political conservatives have charged in recent months that major social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are censoring their points of view. Regular users of those sites, especially those under the age of 40, strongly disagree with any attempts to close down free speech. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 20-21, 2016 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.

  • Is Pokémon Go Dangerous?

    Anyone who’s been outside lately has likely seen the effects of Pokémon Go, the new reality-integrated game sweeping the world. Players use their smartphones to capture Pokémon characters in the real world and train them as in the original Nintendo video games, but not everyone is on board with the latest gaming trend.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of all American Adults say they or any of their close friends or family members play Pokémon Go, which just launched in the United States earlier this month but has already seen massive popularity. Nonetheless, 67% say neither they nor their friends and family have played the new video game. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 14 & 17, 2016 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 Place Even More Importance on a College Degree

    While there’s disagreement over how to help students pay for it, Americans still overwhelmingly believe in the importance of a college degree to gaining employment.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 90% of American Adults think a college degree is at least somewhat important to finding a job in today’s economy, with 51% who think it is Very Important. That overall figure is up from 82% two years ago. Just nine (9%) feel a college degree is not very or Not At All Important when it comes to finding work. (To see survey question wording click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 10-11, 2016  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.

  • Views on Police Discrimination Little Changed Since Ferguson

    Despite escalating tensions over police shootings that led to widespread protests and the killing of five police officers in Dallas last week, most voters continue to view crime in inner cities as a bigger problem than police discrimination against minorities. But blacks are far more likely to say they are treated unfairly by the police.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 12-13, 2016 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 Don’t Want Full Student Loan Forgiveness

    While Americans are facing a record level of college-related debt, support remains low for forgiving student loans or taking the further step of having the government pay for students who can't afford to go to college.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 36% of American Adults support the government paying for a student’s college education if that student is accepted into college but cannot afford to go. That’s down from a high of 43% last May. Forty-five percent (45%) are opposed to government-funding of college for indigent students, up from 40% last year. One-in-five (20%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 10-11, 2016 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 Agree Clinton’s Free College Plan Isn’t Free

    Democrats are a lot more enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton’s plan for so-called “free” college than other Americans are, but all agree that taxpayers will be the ones who pick up the tab. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 10-11, 2016 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.

  • Independence Day Still Ranks High For Americans

    Most Americans still place high importance on the Fourth of July, although most aren’t planning any travel this holiday weekend. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on June 28-29, 2016. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • If Americans Could Live Anywhere in the World, They'd Still Choose U.S.

    This Fourth of July, Americans will celebrate the independence of the United States of America, and most say they wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if they could live anywhere in the world, 78% of American Adults would still choose to live in the United States. Just 11% would not, and 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on June 28-29, 2016. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • More Americans Are Taking Summer Vacations

    Could this be a sign of a recovering economy? More Americans say they have taken summer vacations or plan to take one this year than they have for several years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 26-27, 2016 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.

  • Do College Campuses Have Less Freedom of Speech Now?

    Earlier this month the president of DePaul University announced that he is stepping down following student protests that culminated in the shutting down of a speech by a prominent young conservative writer. The growing number of similar protests at other colleges and universities in recent months has a sizable number of Americans questioning whether free speech has a place on modern campuses. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of American Adults think there is less freedom of speech on U.S. college campuses today than there has been in the past. Twenty-six percent (26%) believe there’s more freedom of speech, while 29% say the level of freedom is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 20-21, 2016 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.

  • Home Brewers Are Bubbling Up

    Craft beer is gaining popularity among American drinkers, and a sizable number now say they brew their own.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 19% of American Adults say that they, a member of their family or a close friend has made beer. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 20-21, 2016 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 Still Worry About Overpopulation

    Last year produced the lowest U.S. fertility and birth rate on record, but Americans still are far more concerned about the population growing too fast.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults think a population that is growing too fast is a bigger problem for the United States than one that is growing too slowly. Just 21% think a too-slow population growth is a bigger problem, but 27% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 12-13, 2016 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.

  • Are Pro Sports Taking Concussions Seriously?

    Despite growing concern about the danger to athletes of receiving too many concussions, Americans question whether professional sports organizations are doing enough about it. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of American Adults don’t think professional sports, including the National Football League are taking the danger of player concussions seriously enough. Just 10% think they are, while 29% think the leagues are paying the right amount of attention to the danger. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 6-7, 2016 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 Have a Favorable Opinion of Ali, Boxing

    Americans view the late Muhammad Ali very favorably. Yet despite the beatings he took as a boxer which led to major health problems in his later years, most remain strongly supportive of the sport of boxing. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 6-7, 2016 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.

  • How Religious Are Americans These Days?

    A majority of Americans consider themselves to be religious, though there’s less religiosity among younger adults. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 2 and 5, 2016 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 Are Still Wary of Closing Schools on Muslim Holidays

    Philadelphia is the latest major school system to add Muslim holidays to its official calendar, but Americans with school-age children still aren’t sure that’s such a good idea, although support's up from a year ago.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of American Adults with children of elementary or secondary school age oppose adding major Muslim holidays to the public school calendar in their community. Thirty-three percent (33%) favor adding these holidays to the official school list. Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 2 and 5, 2016 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.

  • Most Will Honor The Fallen This Memorial Day

    A sizable number of Americans regard Memorial Day as an important national holiday, and most plan on doing something special to honor those who have given their lives for their country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of American Adults rate Memorial Day - celebrated today - as one of the country’s most important holidays. That’s up from 39% two years ago  and down only slightly from a high of 46% in 2007 when the Iraq war was at its height. Just four percent (4%) now think Memorial Day is one of the least important holidays, while 50% rate it as somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 23-24, 2016 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 Are More Critical of Airport Security Process

    Long lines of frustrated passengers at airports around the country have already prompted the removal of a top official at the struggling Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Americans still have a high opinion of airline safety but are definitely more critical of the TSA and airport security.

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  • Most Now Think Cosby Likely to be Guilty

    Comedy icon Bill Cosby is guilty in the court of public opinion. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 25-26, 2016 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.