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  • Americans Strongly Defend Their Right to Own A Gun

    Americans’ belief in their constitutional right to own a gun and their support for the Second Amendment that guarantees that right remain strong.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 75% of American Adults believe the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of an average citizen to own a gun. Just 15% disagree. Ten percent (10%) are not sure. These findings are virtually unchanged in surveying since Rasmussen Reports first asked this question 10 years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 5 and 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. See methodology.

  • Most Agree Some Cities, States Make Homeless Problem Worse

    The Trump administration is considering ways to address California’s worsening homelessness situation, but Americans don’t see that as a federal function. Most agree, though, that the actions of some states and cities make the homeless problem worse.

    Just 20% of American Adults think homelessness should be primarily a federal responsibility. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% think states are chiefly responsible for dealing with the homeless, while 27% view homelessness as a local responsibility. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 11-12, 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.

  • Nearly One-in-Four Have Tried Meatless Fast Food

    Move over, beef burgers and chicken fingers. Vegetarian “meat” offerings are the latest rage at fast-food restaurants, and a sizable number of Americans are putting them on their tray.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 21% of American Adults have tried one of the sandwiches made with plant-derived products that many fast food chains are now offering. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 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. See methodology.

  • Most Still Insist School Shouldn’t Begin Until After Labor Day

    Most Americans continue to think the school year shouldn’t begin until after Labor Day and oppose sending kids to school all year long.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 32% of American Adults believe the school year should begin in August as it does in many states. Fifty-four percent (54%) say school shouldn’t begin until after Labor Day. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 26-27, 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 Honor the ‘Labor’ in Labor Day

    For Americans, Labor Day’s a split decision: A day to honor the worker but also the end of summer.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 20% of American Adults consider Labor Day one of our nation’s most important holidays. Sixteen percent (16%) say it’s one of the least important, while 60% 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 August 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. See methodology.

  • Most See Enforcement of Existing Gun Laws As More Important Than New Ones

    Americans blame the shooters in mass killings, not the availability of guns, and believe that there are already gun control laws on the books that can make a difference.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults agree with the following statement – “It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger; it’s the person that pulls the trigger.” Twenty-one percent (21%) disagree with the statement by President Trump who is calling for a stronger mental health response following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 22 and 25, 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 Say America Not Founded on Racism But See It As Serious Problem

    Most Americans agree that racism is a problem in this country but reject the idea that America has been racist from the very start. They also tend to think we talk too much about racism these days.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 32% of American Adults agree with this recent statement by Democratic presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke – “Our country was founded on racism – and is still racist today.” Fifty-five percent (55%) disagree with that statement.  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 August 20-21, 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 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.