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  • Super Bowl Viewers Not Buying Brady's, Belichick’s Story

    Had enough “Deflategate” yet? Americans who plan to watch the Super Bowl think the New England Patriots are hiding something, but they also don't believe the deflated footballs in question made any difference in the lopsided AFC Championship Game.

    Fifty-two percent (52%) of Adults who plan to watch this year’s Super Bowl believe the Patriots deflated footballs against the Indianapolis Colts in the game just over a week ago. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 24% don’t believe the Patriots did what they are being accused of, but just as many (23%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 569 Adults Planning to Watch the Super Bowl was conducted on January 24-25, 2015 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.

  • Americans Are Less Critical Of Impact Movies Have on Society

    Americans don’t feel as strongly as they used to that movies send a bad social message, especially when it comes to violence.

    Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Adults now think movies and the movie industry have a negative impact on American society, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s down from 50% in August 2013 and 51% in February 2011. Still, just 23% think movies have a positive impact on society. Nineteen percent (19%) say they have no impact at all, but just as many (18%) are undecided. The number who are undecided or think movies have no societal impact is up from past surveys. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on January 20-21, 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.

    The new film “American Sniper,” based on the autobiography of former U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, has been breaking box office records despite criticism from some that it glorifies a killer. Half of Americans have now seen the film or plan to go, while most dismiss the critics as politically motivated.

  • Are Critics of 'American Sniper' Anti-Violence or Anti-Military?

    The new film “American Sniper,” based on the autobiography of former U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, has been breaking box office records despite criticism from some that it glorifies a killer. Half of Americans have now seen the film or plan to go, while most dismiss the critics as politically motivated.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% of American Adults have seen or are planning to see the Clint Eastwood-directed movie about a real-life highly-decorated U.S. serviceman fighting in Iraq. Thirty-two percent (32%) are not planning to see the film, but one-in-five (20%) still haven’t decided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on January 20-21, 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 Still Believe We Can Talk Honestly About Race

    It’s been a difficult year for race relations in the United States, but most Americans still think they can talk honestly about race with each other.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 63% of American Adults believe it is possible for people of different races in America to have an honest and open discussion about race issues. Twenty-three percent (23%) say this type of discussion is not possible. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 2014 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 Say MLK's Dream of Equality Remains Unfulfilled

    Americans continue to hold Martin Luther King Jr. in high esteem nearly 50 years after his murder, but most think his dream of equality still hasn't been fulfilled.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 86% of American Adults have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of King, including 50% with a Very Favorable opinion. Just eight percent (8%) view the late civil rights leader unfavorably, including three percent (3%) with a Very Unfavorable view. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 2014 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.

  • Confidence in Race Relations Tumbles

    Americans still believe most of their fellow countrymen aren’t racist but think race relations in this country have taken a decided turn for the worse.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 17% of American Adults now rate race relations in America today as good or excellent, down by half from 34% a year ago.  Twenty-nine percent (29%) describe race relations as poor, compared to 19% who felt that way in January 2014. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 2014 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 Favor Free Community College If It’s Cost-Free to Them

    Voters tend to like President Obama’s idea of free community college for millions of students - as long as it doesn’t cost them anything.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a new government program that would make community college tuition-free. Thirty-nine percent (39%) are opposed. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted on January 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.

  • Voters Doubt More Money Will Make Better Students

    Very few voters know how much the United States spends on students each year, but they do know the money being spent isn’t doing much good.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters know that the United States spends an average of $11,000 per student per year. This is down slightly from September and tied with last January’s low. Forty-four percent (44%) think the country spends less, including 11% who think America spends as little as $3,000 per student. Seven percent (7%) think it spends an average of $13,000 per year. Forty-two percent (42%) are not sure, the highest level of doubt to date. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on January 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.

  • Is Congress A Help or Hindrance for the Postal Service?

    Outgoing Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe criticized Congress this week for its inaction on needed reforms for the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service, but Americans aren’t entirely convinced the agency should be able to make budget changes without Congress.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% favor allowing the Postal Service to make budget decisions without congressional approval. Thirty-two percent (32%) oppose letting the agency act without congressional oversight. Twenty-six percent (26%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 800 Adults was conducted on January 6-7, 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.

  • Don't Call Us, We'll Text You

    Telephone calls are fading dramatically as a regular means of communication.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 45% of American Adults say they still primarily communicate with friends and family through phone calls. But that's a 31-point drop from 76% just under five years ago. Half as many (22%) chiefly communicate via text messaging, up from five percent (5%) in the earlier survey.

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on January 6-7, 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 Far Less Fearful of Ebola

    Out of sight, out of mind. With only a handful of reported cases in this country, Americans are less concerned about the threat of Ebola and more confident the U.S. public health system can handle the killer virus.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 49% of American Adults still regard Ebola as a serious public health problem for this country, but that’s down 20 points from a high of 69% in early October. Just as many (49%) now say it’s not a serious health problem. These findings include 14% who consider it Very Serious and 14% who say it’s Not At All Serious.(To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on January 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.

  • Americans Still Worry About Population Growing Too Fast

    The U.S. birthrate declined for the sixth straight year in 2014, but Americans are still more worried about the population growing too fast rather than too slow.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of American Adults believe a population growing too fast is a bigger problem for the United States than one that is growing too slowly. Just 22% disagree and think too-slow population growth is a bigger problem for the country. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on January 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.

  • Americans Share a Brighter View of the Year Ahead

    Americans ended 2014 on a much more positive note than they did the previous year and are more optimistic about the year ahead.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of American Adults give 2014 positive marks, up from 30% who felt that way about 2013 a year ago. This includes four percent (4%) who say 2014 was one of the best years ever, nine percent (9%) who consider it an excellent year and 31% who view it as a good one. Just 17% view last year as a poor one. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 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.

  • Americans More Optimistic They’ll Keep New Year's Resolutions

    Welcome to 2015. A sizable number of Americans plan on making some life changes this year and are more hopeful than they were a year ago that they’ll stick to them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of American Adults will make New Year’s resolutions this year, while 50% will not. Another 12% are not sure. These findings are similar to those measured a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 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.

  • America Plans to Welcome 2015 With a Kiss and a Drink

    Tonight at midnight, America welcomes 2015, but most Americans will be staying home again on New Year's Eve.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% of American Adults are more likely to stay at home, while 22% are more likely to go out to celebrate tonight. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 28-29, 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.

  • Merry Christmas!

    Christmas Day is still regarded by Americans as one of the nation’s most important holidays, though slightly more now celebrate it as a secular holiday compared to past years.

    Sixty-two percent (62%) of American Adults consider Christmas to be one of the nation’s most important holidays, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just five percent (5%) say Christmas is the least important holiday, while 28% say it is somewhere in between the two. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1000 American Adults was conducted on December 22-23, 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.

  • More Americans Will Host Family and Friends This Holiday Season

    A quarter of Americans will be traveling this holiday season and most will be visiting family and friends, but more adults will be hosting guests than last year.

    Twenty-three percent (23%) of American Adults plan on traveling away from home this holiday season, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Seventy-four percent (74%) don’t plan on traveling. (To see survey question wording, click here.)  

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    The survey of 1000 American Adults was conducted on December 22-23, 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.

  • Most Americans Unconcerned About Toy Safety

    Even as children are getting ready to unwrap their Christmas presents, toy safety is not concern for most American Adults.

    Just 37% of all Americans are at least somewhat concerned about the safety of most toys being sold this holiday season, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That is up just slightly from 33% last year and includes 14% who are Very Concerned. However, toy safety concerns are still down significantly from a high of 53% in 2012. 

    Most Americans, though (60%), are not concerned about toy safety this holiday season, unchanged from a year ago. This includes 25% who are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

  • At The Last Minute, 22% Still Haven’t Started Their Holiday Shopping

    With Christmas just three days away, gift shopping time is coming down to the wire, but one-in-five Americans still haven’t started yet.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 76% of American Adults have started their holiday gift shopping, up from 68% a week ago and 54% at the beginning of the month. Twenty-two percent (22%) still have not started their holiday shopping. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1000 American Adults was conducted on December 20-21, 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.

  • Americans Disagree with Sony; 26% More Likely to See “The Interview” Now

    Most Americans oppose Sony’s decision not to release the film, “The Interview,” after computer hacking and terror threats from North Korea and expect similar cyberattacks to increase against other U.S. companies.

    Thirty percent (30%) of American Adults agree with Sony’s decision not to release the comedy about an attempted assassination of the leader of North Korea. But a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% disagree with the company’s decision to cancel the Christmas Day release of the film. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 18-19, 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.