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  • How Are Americans Watching Movies At Home?

    One-in-three cable or satellite television subscribers opt for premium cable channels, but TV viewers are looking elsewhere to watch movies.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% of Americans who have cable or satellite TV subscribe to a premium cable channel like HBO or Showtime. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on March 17-18, 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.

    Additional information from this survey and a full demographic breakdown are available to Platinum Members only.

  • Voters Put More Emphasis on Western Values in Schools

    Voters still think U.S. public schools fall short when it comes to providing a world-class education and teaching Western values. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 8-9, 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.

  • Americans Say Cable, Satellite TV Too Expensive, Too Restrictive

    Most Americans have cable or satellite TV and don’t like the service they get. As far as they’re concerned, it’s too expensive and doesn’t offer them enough flexibility. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on March 17-18, 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.

  • Parents Show Little Interest in Adding Muslim Holidays to School Calendar

    While most parents of elementary and secondary school children agree with celebrating some religious holidays in the schools, they don't include the two Muslim holidays that Mayor Bill de Blasio recently added to the New York City public school calendar. Christmas and Easter far and away top the list of religious holidays parents think schools should recognize. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on March 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.

  • OK, You Tell Us: Whose Picture Is On the $1 Bill?

    Hard to believe, or is it just a case of out of sight, out of mind? After all, over half of Americans now say they’ve gone an entire week without paying for anything with cash or coins.

    But just 88% of Americans correctly recognize that a portrait of George Washington, the so-called Father of our Country, appears on the $1 bill. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on March 15-16, 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 Say Clones Are Coming - But Not for Them

    Most Americans see cloning of individual people as likely in the next 25 years but aren’t interested in bringing back a dead loved one.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of American Adults believe it is at least somewhat likely that scientists will be able to clone genetically identical individuals in the laboratory in the next 25 years, including 30% who say it’s Very Likely. Just 26% say the cloning of people is unlikely in the next quarter century, with seven percent (7%) who feel it's Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on March 15-16, 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.

    Additional information from this survey and a full demographic breakdown are available to Platinum Members only.

  • Eleanor Roosevelt Tops Hillary for the Face on the $20 Bill

    Arguing that “a woman’s place is on the money,” an activist group wants to push President Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a famous woman from U.S. history. Americans think a former first lady might be a good candidate.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of American Adults agree with the proposal to put a famous U.S. woman on the $20 bill. Thirty-four percent (34%) disagree, while 22% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on March 15-16, 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.

    Additional information from this survey and a full demographic breakdown are available to Platinum Members only.

  • Americans Still Like Girl Scouts Better Than Boy Scouts

    Americans view the Boy Scouts of America more positively than they have in nearly two years but still like the Girl Scouts better. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on March 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.

  • Girl Scout Cookies, Anyone?

    It’s Girl Scout cookie time again, and sales continue to climb. Though some manage to resist them, most everyone has a favorite. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on March 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.

  • Spring Can’t Come Soon Enough

    Spring is on its way, and that’s welcome news for most Americans.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of American Adults are looking forward to the arrival of spring more this year compared to past years. Just six percent (6%) are looking forward less to spring this year, while 38% say their level of anticipation is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on February 27-28, 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.

  • Daylight Savings Time: Still Worth It?

    It’s time for the clocks to “spring ahead” this weekend, but many Americans still don’t see the point.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 81% of Americans are aware they have to move the clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time (DST) this Sunday. But that’s down eight points from the start of DST last year. Eleven percent (11%) think they are supposed to be changing the clocks back, and eight percent (8%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on February 27-28, 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 Best Can Prevent Teen Suicide?

    As stories of teen suicide continue to appear in the news, Americans are taking it seriously and feel strongly about who should be responsible for preventing such tragedies.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The national survey of 800 Adults nationwide was conducted February 27-28, 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 Americans Slimming Down?

    Though more Americans admit they have trouble resisting sweets, fewer say they are overweight. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults nationwide 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.

  • 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.