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  • Regular Cell Phone Users Downplay Cancer Connection

    Americans aren't overly concerned that cell phone usage may lead to cancer.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 19% of American Adults say they rarely or never use a cell phone to make calls, send text messages and e-mails or use the internet. Fifty-eight percent (58%) use their cell phones at least several times a day, with nine percent (9%) who use it every hour and 10% who use their phone constantly. Another 22% say they use their cell phone only once or twice a day. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 17-18, 2018 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

  • Fewer See Benefit of Summer Break, But Still Value Summer Work

    As summer vacation begins, most adults still see the value in the break for students and in work for young people during this break. They’re likelier to think it will be easier for young people to find summer jobs now, though.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults think most students learn life lessons during summer vacation that could never been learned in a classroom, though that’s down from 57% four years ago and 71% in 2011. 

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 13-14, 2018 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 View Online Dating Sites More Favorably

    Facebook announced last month that it is launching a dating app which could be good news for the social network since Americans look more favorably these days on dating sites.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 21% of American Adults now have a favorable opinion of online dating services like eHarmony and match.com, up from just 16% in late 2012. Slightly more (29%) still view dating sites unfavorably, but that’s down noticeably from the 44% who felt that way in the earlier survey. Fifty percent (50%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

     

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 11-12, 2018 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.

  • Half of Adults Think We Should Retest Older Drivers

    Americans are still on board with requiring older drivers to take annual tests to renew their driver’s licenses, though they’re more divided over when that testing should start.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults think there should be an age limit set for older drivers when they are required to take annual tests before having their driver’s license renewed. This is down from 63% who favored such annual tests in 2010.  Twenty-nine percent (29%) do not think older drivers should be retested annually, up slightly from 24% eight years ago, but 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 7 & 10, 2018 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.

  • 63% Say Fatherhood Is a Man’s Most Important Role

    Sunday is Father’s Day, and while most adults still think being a father is the most important job for a man today, that belief has tapered off from past years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of American Adults think being a father is the most important role for a man to fill in today’s world, down from 70% last year and a previous low of 68% in 2014. Eighteen percent (18%) now say fatherhood is not a man’s most important role, while 19% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 13-14, 2018 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 Like Championship-Winning Sports Team Visits to the White House

    The White House canceled a planned visit by the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles after only a small number of players agreed to visit. Despite the last-minute change of plans, nearly half of Americans think these special recognition ceremonies should continue, and more Americans than ever see professional athletes as good role models.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of American Adults think presidents should continue inviting championship teams in most major sports to the White House, while 28% believe the tradition should end. A sizable 22% 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 7 and 10, 2018 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.

  • 23% Less Likely to Watch Miss America Pageant Sans Swimsuit Competition

    The annual Miss America pageant has announced that it is scrapping the swimsuit competition and will no longer judge contestants on the basis of their physical appearance. Most Americans have watched the competition in the past and say the new rules won’t change their viewing habits. But for some, the change means they’ll likely tune out.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of American Adults have watched the Miss America competition before, while 35% have not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 7 & 10, 2018 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.

  • Does The U.S. Spend Enough On Its Students?

    According to the U.S. Department of Education, the United States spends nearly $13,000 per student per year on education, but voters still don’t think that’s enough.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters think the nearly $13,000 spent per student per year on average is too little. Interestingly, that is the most voters who have said the United States spends too little on education in five years, even though that expenditure has climbed from about $10,000 in 2013 and $11,000 in 2014 and 2015

    During those years, the number who felt the country was spending too little on education typically remained in the mid-30s. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 30-31, 2018 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.

  • The Majority Are Proud to Be an American, Proud of History

    Americans overwhelmingly are proud of their nation and its past.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 85% of American Adults are proud to be an American, little changed from previous surveys.  Just nine percent (9%) say they are not proud to be an American. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on June 5-6, 2018. 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.

  • Americans See Overpopulation as a Bigger Problem Than Underpopulation

    The U.S. birth rate hit its lowest in 30 years in 2017, potentially leading to a generation unable to replace itself in population. But Americans are still more concerned about a population that grows too quickly than one slowing down.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% think a population that is growing too fast is a bigger problem for the United States than one that is growing too slowly. Just 22% think a slow-growing population is a bigger problem, but 27% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 3-4, 2018 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.

  • Voters Remain Critical of Public Schools and Their Graduates

    Voters continue to give low marks to America's public schools, and most remain convinced that the graduates of these schools aren't ready to go to college or even just to work.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 27% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the performance of public schools in America today as good or excellent. Thirty-two percent (32%) say these schools do a poor job. Voters are more critical of the public schools than they have been in several years.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)\

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 30-31, 2018 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 Parents Oppose Pulling Kids Out of School for Gun Protests

    Arne Duncan, President Obama's secretary of Education, recently proposed that parents across America keep their children out of school for a few days after Labor Day to pressure Congress into passing more gun control laws. Most adults with school-aged kids oppose such a protest and are concerned it will take away from classroom time.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of American Adults favor a protest in which parents pull their children from school to make a statement that more gun control laws are needed. Fifty-one percent (51%) oppose such a protest, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 28-29, 2018 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.

  • NFL ‘Stand’ Policy Appears To Mean Little to Viewers

    Americans are closely divided over the wisdom of the National Football League’s new policy on player protests during “The Star Spangled Banner,” but the policy appears unlikely to have much negative impact on viewership.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults believe players and coaches in the NFL should be penalized for refusing to stand during the national anthem before a game. Nearly as many (45%) disagree with the new NFL policy. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 24 and 27, 2018 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 Continue to Honor Memorial Day

    Memorial Day, a time when Americans honor those who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military, remains one of the nation's most important holidays.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of American Adults consider Memorial Day to be one of the nation’s most important holidays, while only six percent (6%) think it’s one of the least important. Forty-four percent (44%) feel it’s 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, 2018 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 Summer is (Unofficially) Here

    This Memorial Day weekend, most Americans are marking the start of summer--unofficially. Most are also planning their summer vacations.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults consider Memorial Day the unofficial start of summer, as they have in surveys for years. Nineteen percent (19%) do not see Memorial Day as the unofficial summer start, but 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 22-23, 2018 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.

  • After Southwest Incidents, is U.S. Air Travel Still Safe?

    It’s been a rough couple of months for U.S. airlines, particularly Southwest, after a passenger died when one of the plane’s windows broke mid-flight and a similar incident happened again in early May. Nonetheless, Americans still generally believe air travel in this country is safe, though they’re slightly less likely to say it’s safer than in the rest of the world now.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that most American Adults (61%) fly at least once a year, including 34% who fly several times a year or more. Thirty-six percent (36%) rarely or never fly. This has changed little over the past four years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 16-17, 2018 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 Want Prison, Fine for Bill Cosby

    Disgraced actor and comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty last month of three counts of aggravated sexual assault and is set to be sentenced in September. Many have cited his age and declining health as potential reasons to not pursue a prison sentence, but Americans want to see him pay in both time and money for his crimes.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 18% of American Adults think justice would better be served if Cosby is only sent to prison. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say justice would be better served if he is just forced to pay a substantial monetary penalty instead, but a plurality (41%) feels he should be forced to do both. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure what would make a better punishment for the longtime entertainer. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 14-15, 2018 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 Have Less Faith In Other Outlets to Replace Newspapers

    Print newspapers have long been a dying form of media, with more Americans saying they rarely or never read one. But they are now less confident that other news sources can make up the difference if the newspaper finally goes out of print.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults rarely or never buy a print version of their local newspaper, up from 51% in 2014 and up from just 30% who said the same nine years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted May 14-15, 2018 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 Aren't Quick to Embrace Sports Betting In Their State

    The U.S. Supreme Court this week struck down a 26-year-old law prohibiting states from sponsoring betting on professional and college sports to raise revenue. But most Americans aren't embracing that idea just yet.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 37% of American Adults favor sports betting as a source of government revenue in their state. Just as many (38%) are opposed. However, one-in-four (24%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 14-15, 2018 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.

  • 32% Will Tune In To The Royal Wedding

    The Royal Wedding between Great Britain’s Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales and American actress Meghan Markle is set to take place Saturday morning. Though Americans don’t see this wedding getting quite the media fanfare that Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s “wedding of the century” received eight years ago, nearly as many will be watching this wedding as the last.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of American Adults say the media is paying too much attention to the royal nuptials. Forty percent (40%) say the level of media attention is about right, while just six percent (6%) say there’s not enough coverage. Thirteen percent (13%) aren’t sure how they feel about the amount of coverage the impending wedding is receiving. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 10 and 13, 2018 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.