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  • Americans Are Less Likely To Blame Games, Movies for Societal Violence

    After the latest spate of mass shootings, Americans are less convinced than ever that violent video games and movies are to blame.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of American Adults still believe violent video games lead to more violence in our society. Forty-three percent (43%) disagree, while 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 6-7, 2019 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 Question Whether ‘Peaceful’ Woodstock Is Possible Today

    The Woodstock festival billed itself 50 years ago as three days of peace, love and music. Other than three accidental deaths, it lived up to its billing despite rainy weather and a near total lack of support facilities. Most Americans aren’t sure it would play out that way these days.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 35% of American Adults think 400,000 people could gather peacefully today for a Woodstock-like music festival. Forty-five percent (45%) say they could not. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 12-13, 2019 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 Say Political Correctness Kills Free Speech

    President Trump and others are routinely accused of hate speech by political opponents, but for a sizable majority of Americans, political correctness remains the bigger problem.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 26% of American Adults believe Americans have true freedom of speech today. Sixty-eight percent (68%) disagree and say Americans have to be careful not to say something politically incorrect to avoid getting in trouble. These findings have changed little in surveying for the past several years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 15-16, 2019 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 Favor School Pledge of Allegiance ‘Under God’

    Most Americans still see a place for the Pledge of Allegiance “under God” in the nation’s schools, but they’re not quite as passionate about it as they have been.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults believe children should be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning at school, but this finding has been trending down from a high of 77% in late 2008. Twenty-eight percent (28%) oppose saying the pledge every day, with 11% undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 17-18, 2019 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 Strongly Applaud America and Its Past

    George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are the latest victims as the politically correct expand their war on America’s past, but a sizable majority of Americans remain proud of that past and proud of their country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 83% of American Adults are proud to be an American. Just seven percent (7%) are not. These findings have changed little in surveys for years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 7-8, 2019 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.

  • Americans Still Aren’t Ready to Forgive All Student Loans

    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is calling for wiping out all outstanding student loans, and just over half of his fellow Democrats like the idea. Other Americans don’t.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Democrats favor a proposal to forgive all $1.6 trillion in outstanding student loans and pay for them with a new tax on stock, bond and derivatives transactions. Thirty-four percent (34%) are opposed, while 15% are undecided.

    Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republicans and those not affiliated with either major party by a 49% to 36% margin oppose the loan forgiveness plan.

    Among all Americans, 38% favor the proposal to forgive all student loans, but 49% are opposed. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 25-26, 2019 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.

  • Americans Still Feel Good About the Fourth of July

    Most Americans still think highly of Independence Day AKA the Fourth of July and recognize what major historical event it celebrates.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of American Adults consider the Fourth of July one of the nation’s most important holidays. That’s comparable to a year ago but down from a high of 61% in 2016. Only five percent (5%) view Independence Day as one of our least important holidays, while 38% rate it somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 1-2, 2019 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.

  • Americans Still Strongly Support Citizenship Question on Census

    The Trump administration wants to restore the citizenship question to the U.S. Census. Democratic leaders are strongly opposed, and the U.S. Supreme Court has put the issue on hold. But support for such a question remains strong among Americans.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of American Adults think the U.S. Census should ask respondents whether they are citizens of the United States. Just 28% disagree. These findings are little changed from January. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,500 American Adults was conducted on June 27 and 30, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 2.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

  • Very Few See UFOs As Threat to U.S.

    A number of top senators have been briefed by the Pentagon recently on UFO sightings by Navy pilots, but few Americans feel threatened by unidentified flying objects. They do, however, believe there is intelligent life out in space.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 12% of American Adults regard UFOs as a national security threat to the United States. Sixty-one percent (61%) do not, but a notable 27% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 23-24, 2019 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.

  • Americans Feel Safer With Public Cameras, But Some Say They’re Too Nosy

    Public surveillance cameras are a growing reality, and most Americans think they make their lives safer. But a sizable number still fears that those cameras are too intrusive.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults believe surveillance and security cameras actually reduce crime. Just 23% disagree, but nearly as many (21%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 19-20, 2019 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.

  • Most Have Summer Vacay In Mind

    Just over half of Americans took a summer vacation last year and plan to do so again this summer.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of American Adults intend to take a summer vacation this year. That’s consistent with surveying since 2016 but up from the mid-40s for several years prior to that. Thirty-eight percent (38%) have no vacation plans this summer, but eight percent (8%) haven’t made up their minds yet. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 13 and 16, 2019 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.

  • Americans Stress Importance of Two-Parent Homes This Father’s Day

    Father’s Day is this Sunday, but most Americans still think two parents are better than one.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 86% of American Adults still think it is at least somewhat important for children to grow up in a home with both of their parents, including 61% who think it’s Very Important. Just 10% say growing up in a two-parent home is not important, including only three percent (3%) who say it’s Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 9-10, 2019 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.

  • Many Plead Ignorance on D-Day

    Despite all this week’s hoopla, one-in-four Americans can’t place D-Day in the correct war, and fewer than half think most of their fellow countrymen even know what D-Day is.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 73% of American Adults recognize that D-Day was a major invasion in the Second World War. Nine percent (9%) think it took place during World War I, while three percent (3%) say the invasion was in the Korean War. One percent (1%) say the Civil War, and two percent (2%) say it was in something else. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 3-4, 2019 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.

  • Most Oppose Transgender Athletes on Opposite Sex Teams

    Critics worry that transgender biological males who identify as women will radically transform women’s sports. Most Americans oppose letting these transgender athletes play on women’s teams, even as House Democrats want to make transgender participation federal law.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of American Adults favor allowing transgender students to participate on the sports team of the gender they identify with, letting biological males, for example, play girls’ sports. Fifty-four percent (54%) oppose such a policy, while 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 28-29, 2019 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.

  • Most Doubt the Skills of New High School Graduates

    As another school year comes to a close, voters continue to question the abilities of the students U.S. schools graduate.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of Likely U.S. Voters think most high school graduates have the skills needed for college. Fifty-three percent (53%) say they do not have those skills, while 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 28-29, 2019 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.

  • Americans Honor Military on Memorial Day – and the Start of Summer

    Americans continue to view Memorial Day as one of the nation’s most significant holidays – and the beginning of summer.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults regard Memorial Day, the day when we honor those who have died while serving in the U.S. military, as one of the nation’s most important holidays. Only five percent (5%) consider it one of the least important, while 44% rate it 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 22-23, 2019 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.

  • Americans Aren’t Eager for Ban on Fur Sales

    New York City is considering joining San Francisco and Los Angeles in banning the sale of fur, but Americans aren’t eager to extend that ban to the area where they live. Few think it’s government’s job to regulate what’s legitimately for sale to the public anyway.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 31% of American Adults favor a ban on the sale of fur in the locality where they live. Forty-two percent (42%) are opposed, but 28% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 16 and 19, 2019 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.

  • Most Still Favor Armed Guards in Schools, But Support Is Down

    An armed guard is credited with dramatically limiting a school shooting in Colorado earlier this month, but while most Americans still like the idea of armed school guards, support is down from past surveying.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults would feel safer if their child attended a school with an armed security guard. That’s down slightly from 66% in February of last year following a massacre at a Florida high school. Just 26% would opt instead for a school where no adults were allowed to carry a gun. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 12-13, 2019 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.

  • Most Oppose ‘Sex Strike’ Over Abortion Laws, But 25% Undecided

    A prominent actress is urging women not to have sex with men until new laws regulating abortion are repealed, but not surprisingly the idea of a so-called “sex strike” isn’t a popular one. There are a lot of undecideds, though.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 19% of American Adults favor a sex strike to fight these abortion laws. Fifty-six percent (56%) are opposed, but a notable 25% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 14-15, 2019 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.

  • Americans Don’t Trust Feds on Gun Control But Less Wary of Federal Gun Licenses

    Americans tend to favor Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker’s idea of a federal gun license, even though most don’t trust the federal government with gun laws and don’t expect Booker’s plan to reduce gun crime.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults favor a mandatory federal license for all gun owners. Thirty-nine percent (39%) are opposed, while 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 6-7, 2019 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.