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  • 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.

  • Voters Say Parents, Students Responsible for School Success

    Voters continue to have little faith in U.S. public schools and think it's mainly up to parents and the students themselves to succeed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters 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.

  • Voters Don't Think High School Graduates Are Ready for College, Work

    With graduation impending for most high school seniors across the country, their eyes are toward the future. But voters still aren't confident that today’s high school graduates are ready for college or the workforce.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 21% of Likely U.S. Voters think most high school graduates have the skills needed for college. Fifty-nine percent (59%) say they don’t, but another 20% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters 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.

  • 65% Favor Federal Regulation of E-Cigarettes

    The federal Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it will place strict regulations on electronic cigarettes similar to those on traditional cigarettes.

    Americans are even more supportive of regulating e-cigarettes than they have been in the past.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults now believe electronic cigarettes should be regulated by the federal government the same way traditional cigarettes are, up 14 points from 51% two years ago. Only 23% disagree, while 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on May 5 and 8, 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 School Parents Oppose Transgender Bathroom Policy

    Americans appear more receptive to letting transgender people use the bathrooms they prefer, but most adults with school-age children still are opposed.

    The federal government has ordered all public schools in America to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with, and 33% of American Adults support this decision. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% oppose allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms of the opposite biological sex. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national telephone survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on May 15-16, 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.

  • Americans Are More Supportive of Home Pot Use

    Despite increasing moves to legalize marijuana around the country, Americans remain closely divided on the issue but are in a less punishing mood about use of the drug.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of American Adults favor the legalization of recreational marijuana use in their state. Forty-two percent (42%) still oppose, while 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national telephone survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on May 9-10, 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.

  • Americans Are Less Confident in Their Auto Airbags

    Following several airbag recalls for major automakers, Americans are slightly less trusting of the airbags in their cars.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 91% of American Adults own a vehicle that has safety airbags. Of those, 86% are at least somewhat confident that those airbags will work correctly if they get into a motor vehicle accident, down from 92% four years ago.  More significantly, this overall finding now includes just 41% who are Very Confident in their airbags, compared to 52% in 2012. 

    Still, only 11% are not very or Not At All Confident their airbags will work correctly, although that's up from four percent (4%) in the previous survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 5 & 8, 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.

  • What America Thinks About the Transgender Bathroom Debate

    A legal battle is escalating between the U.S. Justice Department and North Carolina over the state’s bill that would ban individuals from using public restrooms that do not correspond to their biological gender. The Justice Department has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the state claiming the new law discriminates against transgender individuals, but North Carolina officials, arguing that their bill is a common-sense safety measure, have countered with a suit arguing the federal government is exceeding its authority.

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  • 60% of Women See Motherhood As Most Important Role

    This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and while Americans don’t think much of it as a holiday, most still believe that being a mother is the most important role a woman can play.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 25% of American Adults believe Mother’s Day is one of the nation’s most important holidays, while 11% regard it as one of the least important. Sixty-three percent (63%) think Mother’s Day falls somewhere in between the two. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 3-4, 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 Still Concerned About Zika Threat

    As warmer weather arrives in much of the United States, most Americans see the mosquito-borne Zika virus as a major potential health problem but are confident public health agencies can handle it. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 3-4, 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 See Tough Road Ahead For Class of 2016

    It’s about time for the latest crop of college graduates to enter the workforce, but Americans still aren’t confident about the job colleges are doing preparing those young minds. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 1-2, 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.