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  • 54% Plan to Go to Church This Easter

    Most Americans plan to attend a religious service this Easter, and even more will eat with their families to commemorate the day.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% of American Adults consider Easter, the day Christians believe marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as one of the nation’s most important holidays. That’s unchanged from last year but down from the mid- to upper 40s for the previous several years. Only 11% consider it one of the least important holidays, while 46% place it somewhere in between the two. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 16-17, 2014 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.

  • 69% Believe Jesus Christ Rose From the Dead

    Today's Good Friday, the day Christians believe Jesus Christ was crucified. Most Americans continue to believe Jesus was the son of God and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds 82% of American Adults think the person known to history as Jesus Christ actually walked the Earth 2,000 years ago. Just eight percent (8%) disagree, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 16-17, 2014 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.

  • 84% Consider the Level of Prom Spending Too High

    Prom season is upon us, and it seems the days of cheap tuxedos and having your parents drop you and your date off at the school gym are long gone. A recent study conducted by VISA says the national average for prom spending in 2013 was $1,139 per family.

    Eighty-four percent (84%) of American Adults think spending that much for a high school prom is too much, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just two percent (2%) say it's not enough, while nine percent (9%) consider the current level of spending about right. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 12-13, 2014 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.

  • 68% Say Frivolous Lawsuits Are Driving Up Health Care, Insurance Costs

    Americans think it’s too easy to file a lawsuit nowadays, and even more still believe dubious lawsuits are driving up the price of health care, insurance and other products and services.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of American Adults feel it’s too easy to file a lawsuit in the United States, although that's down nine points from 53% in October 2012. Sixteen percent (16%) say it’s too hard, while 22% think the level of difficult is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 4-5, 2014 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.

  • 78% View Politicians As Less Ethical Than Those in Other Professions

    Most Americans think their fellow countrymen try to live ethical lives, but they don’t believe many of those in several top professions measure up.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of American Adults believe most Americans try to do the right thing and live their lives in an ethical fashion.  Just 27% disagree, but 16% are not sure. (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 April 8-9, 2014. 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.

  • 56% Think There Are Too Many Lawyers in U.S.

    Most Americans still think there are too many lawyers in the country today, and they’re not happy that they make up the majority of Congress.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of American Adults think there are too many lawyers in America, although that’s down slightly from 60% in 2012. Just nine percent (9%) feel like there are not enough lawyers. Nineteen percent (19%) say the number of lawyers is about right, but 16% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 4-5, 2014 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.

  • Ellen, Colbert Are Leading Favorites for Letterman Job

    David Letterman announced last week that he would be officially retiring from hosting duties of CBS-TV's The Late Show  next year. Americans are closely divided as to who should take his place.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of American Adults share a somewhat favorable opinion of Letterman, including 13% with a Very Favorable opinion of the late night host.  Thirty-three percent (33%) view him somewhat unfavorably, with 14% who have a Very Unfavorable opinion of Letterman. (For survey question wording, click here).

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 6-7, 2014 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.

  • 73% View Girl Scouts Favorably

    It’s spring which means it’s time to stock up on Thin Mints. Over half of Americans bought Girl Scout cookies this year and continue to have a favorable opinion of the organization behind the popular treats.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 73% of American Adults view the Girl Scouts of America at least somewhat favorably, including 29% with a Very Favorable opinion. Just 12% view the Girl Scouts somewhat or Very Unfavorably. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 2-3, 2014 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.

  • Dodgers, Red Sox Top Fans' 2014 World Series Picks

    One week into the Major League Baseball season, this year’s championship team is anyone’s guess.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of baseball fans shows that 13% believe the Los Angeles Dodgers will win this year’s World Series. Just as many (12%) believe the defending champion Boston Red Sox will win again this year, while 10% think last year’s National League champion St. Louis Cardinals will win it all. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 717 baseball fans was conducted on March 31-April 1, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Florida is The Favorite to Win Men’s NCAA Championship

    March Madness followers are predicting the Florida Gators will win the national men's collegiate basketball championship this year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Adults who are following the NCAA basketball tournament at least somewhat closely finds that 37% believe the University of Florida will win it all. The University of Kentucky Wildcats are second with 21% support. Sixteen percent (16%) pick the University of Wisconsin Badgers to win, while 10% favor the University of Connecticut Huskies. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,200 NCAA Basketball Tournament Fans was conducted on March 31-April 1, 2014 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.

  • Favorables for Boy Scouts Fall to 59%

    Favorable views of the Boy Scouts of America continue to decline, but American still strongly believe that scouting is good for young people.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of American Adults share at least a somewhat favorable opinion of the Boy Scouts of America. However, this is down six points from 65% last May and a 14-point drop from 73% in February 2012 Twenty-eight percent (28%) now view the Boy Scouts unfavorably.

    The latest findings include 21% with a Very Favorable opinion, down from 40% two years ago, and 10% with a Very Unfavorable one.  Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 2-3, 2014 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.

  • 51% Are Concerned About the Safety of Vaccinations for Children

    Americans remain almost evenly divided over the safety of childhood vaccines. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of American Adults are at least somewhat concerned about the safety of vaccines for children, including 24% who are Very Concerned. Forty-five percent (45%) are not concerned about their safety, with19% who are Not At All Concerned. (For survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 29-30, 2014 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.

  • 24% Give NCAA High Marks for Policing College Athletics

    Most Americans aren't impressed with the job the NCAA does policing college athletics. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 39% of American Adults have a favorable opinion of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, while 37% view the organization unfavorably. This includes seven percent (7%) with a Very Favorable opinion and 10% with a Very Unfavorable one. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 27-28, 2014 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.

  • 25% Favor Allowing College Athletes to Unionize

    The National Labor Relations Board last week ruled in favor of allowing Northwestern football players to form college sports’ first labor union. The school plans to appeal the decision. Most Americans don’t think college athletes should be allowed to unionize but expect the fight to spread to other colleges and universities.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 25% of American Adults favor allowing college athletes to form unions. Fifty-three percent (53%) are opposed. Twenty-two percent (22%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 27-28, 2014 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.

  • 39% See More Awareness and Detection As Reason for Rise in Autism Cases

    Americans agree that autism is a serious problem but see more awareness and detection of the developmental disorder as the primary reason for the increased number of cases being reported by the federal government.

  • 18% Think U.S. Public Schools Provide World-Class Education

    Confidence in U.S. public schools to provide students a world-class education continues to fall.

    Sixty-five percent (65%) of Likely U.S. Voters still believe that a “world-class education is the single most important factor in determining whether our kids can compete for the best jobs and whether America can out-compete countries around the world.” A new Rasmussen Reports national survey finds that just 22% disagree with this view expressed by President Obama. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 24-25, 2013 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.

  • 13% Are Very Likely To Buy or Lease a Car This Year

    Looks like Americans aren’t in much more of a new car mood than they were last year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 27% of American Adults think they are at least somewhat likely to buy or lease a new car in the next year. Seventy-one percent (71%) say they aren’t likely to be in the market for a car this year. This includes 13% who are Very Likely to buy or lease a car and 49% who are Not At All Likely to do so. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on March 23-24, 2014 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.

  • 20% Expect to Travel Less in 2014

    Most Americans plan on traveling as much in 2014 as they did last year and are likely to do so behind the wheel of a car.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 19% of American Adults think they will be traveling more this year compared to 2013, while just as many (20%) expect to be traveling less. But 57% say their level of travel will be about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 21-22, 2014 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.

  • 54% Think Real Cause of Malaysian Plane's Disappearance May Never Be Known

    It’s been more than two weeks since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, and more Americans now think terrorism is behind the disappearance. But most don’t expect to ever find out what exactly happened to the missing plane.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of American Adults believe terrorism is the most likely cause of the disappearance of Flight 370. Just 10% think the disappearance is the result of a mechanical failure, while the same number (10%) believe human error is to blame. A sizable 27% think something else caused the aircraft’s disappearance, while another 20% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 21-22, 2014 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.

  • 69% Say Arrival of Spring Puts Them in a Better Mood

    Winter feels like it may never end in many parts of the country, and most Americans agree that this has been one of the worst winters ever. Not surprisingly then, seven-out-of-10 say the arrival of spring today lifts their spirits.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of American Adults rate the winter of 2013-2014 as one of the worst ever. Thirty percent (30%) think it was about the same as most winters, while 10% consider it one of the best. This past winter, multiple polar vortexes fell over much of the United States, bringing below freezing temperatures to every state. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 13-14, 2014 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.