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  • Americans Remember Arnold Palmer Fondly

    Americans have a warm spot in their hearts for Arnold Palmer, "the King of Golf," who passed away this past weekend at age 87.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults share a favorable view of the golfing legend, including 44% who view him Very Favorably. Just seven percent (7%) have a somewhat or Very Unfavorable opinion of Palmer. One-in-four (23%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 26-27, 2016 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 Oppose Trend Toward Black-Only Dorms

    San Francisco State University is the latest school to begin offering “black-focused” dormitories for black students, but most Americans, black Americans included, oppose this trend and fear it could mark a return to segregation policies of pre-Civil Rights America.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 84% of American Adults disapprove of college housing that separates students on the basis of their race. Just eight percent (8%) approve. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 14-15, 2016 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.

  • Is No Homework the Way to Go?

    In hopes of improving student performance, some elementary and secondary schools are adopting a no-homework policy, coupled with extending the school day to allow time to finish all work in class. But most parents aren't sure that's the way to go.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 33% of American Adults with children of elementary or secondary school age favor ending homework and extending the school day in their community. Fifty-one percent (51%) are opposed to such a policy, while 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 6-7, 2016 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 Think Americans Watch Too Much TV

    Do you watch too much TV? Your fellow Americans seem to think so.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of American Adults think most of their fellow Americans watch too much television. But that’s down from 68% two years ago  and down even more significantly from 79% in 2013.  Only 19% say Americans don't watch too much television, but 23% aren’t sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 4-5, 2016 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.

  • Do Americans Remember the ‘Labor’ in Labor Day?

    For half of Americans, summer’s over now 'cause it’s Labor Day.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of American Adults celebrate Labor Day as it was originally intended, as a holiday honoring the contribution of workers in society. That’s unchanged from a year ago  and ties the highest finding in yearly tracking since 2008.

    But 50% recognize Labor Day instead as the unofficial end of summer. That’s up slightly from last year but down from a high of 56% two years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 31 and September 1, 2016 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 Plan To Tune In To NFL This Season

    The National Football League’s regular season officially kicks off a week from tonight in Denver, and most Americans say they’ll tune in to at least some of the games this season. Fewer adults have been catching the preseason games.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 67% of American Adults say they’re at least somewhat likely to watch at least some of NFL games this season, including 45% who say they are Very Likely to do so. Thirty-one percent (31%) say they’re unlikely to catch any NFL games this season, with 17% who are Not At All Likely to do so. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 25-28, 2016 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 On the Fence Over Punishing Kaepernick for Anthem Incident

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick quickly grabbed headlines when he refused to stand for "The Star Spangled Banner" before last week’s game, citing racial and police brutality issues in America as the reason. He’s yet to receive any punishment from the team or the NFL, and Americans aren’t sure he should. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 29-30, 2016 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 Praise Park Service, Rate Number of Parks As Right

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, a system signed in to law by President Woodrow Wilson and frequently hailed as “America’s best idea.” Most Americans have a favorable opinion of the agency and are fine with the number of national parks in the country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 74% of American Adults view the Park Service favorably, including 35% who have a Very Favorable opinion of it. Just 13% regard the NPS somewhat or Very Unfavorably. Another 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 23-24, 2016 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.

  • Few Are Ready for Uber's Self-Driving Cars

    Uber has announced that it is launching a test program of driverless cars in Pittsburgh, but Americans are just as reluctant to take a self-driving car service as using one for their personal vehicle.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 17% of American Adults say they would hire a self-driving car through a service like Uber. Seventy-four percent (74%) say they would opt for a car they can drive instead. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 21-22, 2016 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.

  • Did The Olympics Damage America's Image?

    The U.S. Olympic team left Rio de Janeiro with more medals than any other team, but it wasn’t without controversy. Despite some bad behavior from members of the men’s swim team, most Americans who watched the Summer Olympics believe they were good for the United States’ image abroad.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 76% of American Adults say they’ve been watching coverage of the Olympics in Rio, while only 23% have not. Just before the games began, 55% said they were likely to watch a large portion of the Summer Olympics coverage on television, with 26% who said they were Very Likely to do so. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 21-22, 2016 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 Their Kids’ Schools High Marks

    Americans remain critical of U.S. public schools in general, but parents are more positive than ever about the performance of their children’s schools.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 85% of adults with school-aged kids give the performance of their child’s school good or excellent marks, including 47% who say it does an Excellent job. Only five percent (5%) say their child’s school performs poorly. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 15-16, 2016 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 Want Schools to Open After Labor Day

    More and more schools around the country are starting classes before Labor Day, but most Americans think they should hold off a bit.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults believe the school year should begin after Labor Day. That’s up from 49% last year and the highest finding in four years.  One-in-three adults (32%) think schools should start in August. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 15-16, 2016 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 Report Paying More For Health Care Compared to Five Years Ago

    While most Americans say their personal health hasn’t changed much over the past five years, most say they’re paying more for health care than they were five years ago.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 15% of American Adults say their own health is better than it was five years ago, but 27% say their health is worse. Fifty-five percent (55%) say their health is about the same as it was five years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 7-8, 2016 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.

  • Few Americans Think Complete E-Mail Privacy is Still Possible

    Americans are pretty avid e-mail users, but they accept that their e-mail communications will likely never be completely private.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of American Adults use e-mail every day, while 14% more use it almost every day. That’s up from 59% and 12% respectively in January 2015. Seven percent (7%) use e-mail at least once a week, and four percent (4%) use it several times a month. Only seven percent (7%) say they never use e-mail, down from 11% last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on August 1-2, 2016 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.

  • How Does America Feel About the Baby Boom Generation?

    The generation known as the Baby Boomers has again produced the two major party presidential candidates, even as most of them are heading into retirement.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% of American Adults correctly identify the Baby Boomer generation as those born between 1946 and 1964 during the post-World War II baby boom. Nine percent (9%) believe the term Baby Boomer applies to those born between 1929 and 1945 during the Great Depression and World War II, while nearly as many (8%) think the term applies to those born between 1965 and 1974 during the war in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal.  Four percent (4%) think the Baby Boomer generation was born when Ronald Reagan was president in the 1980s. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 28 & 31, 2016 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 Decision to Release Reagan Shooter

    A federal judge last week ordered that John W. Hinckley Jr. who shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981 be released from a government psychiatric hospital and allowed to live with his elderly mother in Virginia. Most Americans don't approve of the judge’s decision. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 28 and 31, 2016 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.

  • 42% Suspect Most Countries Don't Play by Olympic Rules

    The summer Olympics are just over a week away, and Americans are gearing up to watch even though they suspect many of the participating countries are cheating. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 24-25, 2016 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.

  • Users Strongly Reject Censorship on Facebook, Twitter

    Political conservatives have charged in recent months that major social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are censoring their points of view. Regular users of those sites, especially those under the age of 40, strongly disagree with any attempts to close down free speech. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on July 20-21, 2016 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.

  • Is Pokémon Go Dangerous?

    Anyone who’s been outside lately has likely seen the effects of Pokémon Go, the new reality-integrated game sweeping the world. Players use their smartphones to capture Pokémon characters in the real world and train them as in the original Nintendo video games, but not everyone is on board with the latest gaming trend.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of all American Adults say they or any of their close friends or family members play Pokémon Go, which just launched in the United States earlier this month but has already seen massive popularity. Nonetheless, 67% say neither they nor their friends and family have played the new video game. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 14 & 17, 2016 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 Place Even More Importance on a College Degree

    While there’s disagreement over how to help students pay for it, Americans still overwhelmingly believe in the importance of a college degree to gaining employment.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 90% of American Adults think a college degree is at least somewhat important to finding a job in today’s economy, with 51% who think it is Very Important. That overall figure is up from 82% two years ago. Just nine (9%) feel a college degree is not very or Not At All Important when it comes to finding work. (To see survey question wording click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 10-11, 2016  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.