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  • Quality's the Key to a Good Cup Of Joe

    Despite a recent analysis that suggests Americans are sacrificing good coffee for cost and convenience, most coffee drinkers claim that quality means the most to them. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on February 25-26, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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’s The Biggest Problem In Schools Today?

    A lack of discipline in the public schools remains a major problem, but Americans tend to see inadequate funding as the biggest concern. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on February 21-22, 2015 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.

  • Parents Give Standardized Testing A Failing Grade

    Parents of school-age children object even more strongly to the increasing emphasis on standardized testing in schools, but they’re not so sure students should be able to opt out of the tests.

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on February 21-22, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Who Won? Who Cares?

    The 87th annual Academy Awards were held last night, but most Americans still say they don’t follow awards shows closely and aren't influenced by them when it comes to their viewing, listening and buying habits. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on February 19-20, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 the Oscars A Winner for Viewing Americans?

    Most Americans don’t plan on tuning into the 87th Academy Awards tonight and are less inclined to watch a movie because it won an Oscar.

  • Is There Holiday Competition for George Washington This Presidents Day?

    Today, Americans pay tribute to the man who started it all, George Washington, but some suggest that other presidents need a day of their own. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on February 13-14, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Leave Mount Rushmore Alone

    Mount Rushmore, the mountain in South Dakota chiseled with the giant likenesses of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt, is perhaps America's most iconic symbol of the presidency. But the thought of adding any of the more recent presidents to the sculpture leaves most Americans cold. 

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on February 13-14, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 It Love or Is It Valentine's Day?

    Americans still don’t put much stock into Valentine’s Day, and it remains a day of dread for one-in-five adults.

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on February 11-12, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Share Their Plans for Valentine’s Day

    Most Americans aren’t planning anything very special to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on February 11-12, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Wonder If Internet Needs Federal Fixing If It Ain’t Broke

    Americans continue to give high marks to their online service even as the federal government plans to take regulatory control of the Internet with claims of making it better. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 800 Adults was conducted on February 9-10, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Beware of Friday the 13th?

    Today is Friday the 13th – a day surrounded by superstition. Cut your hair today, and a family member will die. Children born on this day are cursed with bad luck forever.  Avoid Camp Crystal Lake because Jason Voorhees is sure to get you. But for most Americans, Friday the 13th is just another day.

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    The national survey of 800 Adults was conducted on February 5-6, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Question How Neutral ‘Net Neutrality’ Really Is

    The Federal Communications Commission is expected soon to adopt new policies that will give it regulatory control over the Internet, although years of legislative and legal challenges are likely.

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    The national survey of 800 Adults was conducted on February 9-10, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Trust News Media Less

    Even as NBC-TV wrestles with what to do with evening anchor Brian Williams, fewer Americans are getting their news predominately from television, and they trust the news they are getting less than they did a year ago.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of American Adults regard the news reported by the media as at least somewhat trustworthy, but that includes just seven percent (7%) who think it is Very Trustworthy. Thirty-eight percent (38%) do not trust the news media, with eight percent (8%) who believe the news reported is Not At All Trustworthy. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on February 7-8, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Born Under A Bad Sign? Americans and Their Superstitions

    If a black cat crosses your path, what do you do? Do you walk under ladders? How superstitious is the average American?

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    The national survey of 800 Adults was conducted on February 5-6, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Should NBC’s Brian Williams Stay or Go?

    NBC News has the highest rated evening news program, and anchor Brian Williams is a popular fixture on the program. But now that Williams has been caught in a lie, Americans tend to think he hurts NBC’s credibility and needs to go.

    Williams has been forced to acknowledge that he didn’t tell the truth for years when he said he was aboard a helicopter during the Iraq invasion that was forced down by enemy fire. Forty percent (40%) of American Adults think Williams should resign because of this, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll. Thirty-five percent (35%) disagree, but 25% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 800 Adults was conducted on February 7-8, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology

  • Would More Religion Make America A Better Place?

    Most Americans say their religious faith is important in their daily lives and think the nation would be better off if they practiced that faith more often.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 53% of American Adults think America would be a better place if most people attended religious services on a regular basis. Just seven percent (7%) think the country would be worse off, while 30% believe more religious attendance would have no impact on society. Ten percent (10%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 800 Adults was conducted on January 26-27, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Pro-Death Penalty

    Support for capital punishment in America remains steady, despite concerns about wrongful executions and uncertainty as to whether such punishment deters crime.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of American Adults favor the death penalty. Just 26% are opposed, while 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on February 2-3, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Still Think Most High School Graduates Fall Short

    Just a quarter of voters think U.S. schools are doing a good job, and that reflects in their views of the preparedness of today’s high school graduates.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 27% of Likely U.S. Voters rate U.S. public schools as good or excellent. Just as many (28%) rate the school systems poorly, but that's down from 34% in December and the lowest finding in two years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted on February 2-3, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Favor Death Sentence for Colorado Theater Shooter

    Most Americans still think the man who killed 12 and wounded 70 in a Colorado theater mass shooting in 2012 should get the death penalty, but there’s less support for punishing a suspect who’s proven to be mentally ill.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of American Adults still believe the suspect in the Aurora, Colorado shooting should receive the death penalty if convicted. But that’s down 11 points from 66% in July 2012 just after the incident occurred. Twenty-five percent (25%) now say the mass killer should not get the death penalty, unchanged from the earlier survey, but nearly as many (20%) are now undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on February 2-3, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Say Media Hype Worse Than the Weather

    Far fewer Americans think the winter weather has been worse in their area this year, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it by the media coverage.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 15% of Americans say this winter has been worse where they live than it has been in past years. That’s down dramatically from 62% a year ago and is the lowest level measured in five years.  Seventy-five percent (75%) say this winter is not worse than in past years, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on January 30-31, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.