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  • Americans Say No To Body Cameras For Teachers

    Though Americans place a lack of discipline high on the list of problems in public schools today, most don’t think teachers in the United States should follow the lead of some in the United Kingdom who are wearing body cameras to record students’ behavior.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 29% of American Adults believe the biggest problem in schools today is a lack of funding. Nearly as many (26%) say a lack of discipline is the biggest problem. Seventeen percent (17%) blame a lack of parental involvement, while 15% say it's bad curriculum. Just eight percent (8%) think poor teachers are the biggest problem in schools. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on February 8-9, 2017 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 Teaching As Important But Not Desirable Profession

    Americans continue to place high importance on teaching as a profession but don’t think many are clamoring to become teachers.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% of American Adults now view being a teacher as one of the most important jobs in our country today. That’s up from 67% in April 2015  but down from a high of 76% in 2012.  Just 19% don't consider teaching that important, while 10% are undecided.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on February 8-9, 2017 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 School Choice, More Power For States In Education

    Democrats unsuccessfully opposed newly-confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, but many Americans share her views on some key areas in education. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on February 6-7, 2017 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 More Confident in Children’s Futures

    More Americans see a brighter future for the kids. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 29-30, 2017 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 to Continue Subsidies to PBS, NPR

    President Trump reportedly wants to cut taxpayer funding of PBS and NPR, but most Americans are opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 22, 2017 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 Warm to Police, Commercial Drone Use

    The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has announced that it will use unmanned drones in certain criminal situations, as support for both police and commercial drone use continues to rise.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of American Adults now favor the use of unmanned drones by police agencies in the United States. Slightly more (39%) still oppose the use of police drones, while 25% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 15-16, 2017 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 See Hollywood Celebs As Good Role Models

    Following Meryl Streep's Golden Globes speech criticizing incoming President Donald Trump, most Americans see Hollywood celebrities as politically to the left of them and dismiss the stars as poor role models.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 20% of American Adults think most Hollywood celebrities are good role models. Sixty percent (60%) say they are not, while another 20% undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 9-10, 2017 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 Pass on Medical Checkups, Prescriptions Due to Cost

    As Congress and the next president wrestle with what to do with Obamacare, many Americans continue to feel the pinch of high health care costs.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of American Adults have postponed medical checkups or procedures to save money in the last six months. That’s little changed from the first time we asked this question in March 2009. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 5 and 8, 2017 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.

  • 30% Know A Murder Victim

    A surprising number of Americans know someone who has been murdered. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 2, 2017 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 Feeling Good About 2017

    Americans are less than thrilled about the way 2016 turned out but are feeling good about the year ahead. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 28-29, 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.

  • May the Force Be With Her

    Actress-writer Carrie Fisher, best known for portraying Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films, passed away this week, capping a year marked by a seemingly high number of major celebrity deaths. Most Americans remember her fondly.

    (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 survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 28-29, 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.

  • Here Comes 2017

    Americans appear to be a bit more excited about the new year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • 44% Resolve to Do Better Next Year

    It’s almost time to bid 2016 farewell, and some Americans already have big plans for 2017. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 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.

  • Fewer Americans Use The Postal Service This Holiday Season

    Americans say they didn’t use the U.S. Postal Service quite as much this holiday season, but they give the federal agency slightly higher marks for its job performance than they have in the past.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 17% of American Adults say they used the USPS more this holiday season than they have in previous years, down from 21% last year.  Slightly more (19%) used the USPS less, while most (62%) say their use of the Postal Service was about the same as in past years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 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.

  • 20% of Men Are Last-Minute Shoppers This Christmas

    As usual, men are waiting to the last minute to do their holiday shopping, but they’re also planning to spend more than women compared to a year ago.

    (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 survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 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.

  • Americans Are Ready for a Joyous Christmas

    Americans overwhelmingly continue to celebrate Christmas, and it remains the nation's top holiday. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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 survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 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.

  • More Are Going A-Visiting This Christmas Season

    More Americans will be having guests for the holidays. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (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

    This survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 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.

  • Are Safe Spaces, Trigger Warnings Hurting College Graduates?

    Americans believe more strongly than ever that the primary reason for attending college is to get a better job, but many think the attempt by an increasing number of colleges and universities to create stress-free environments through "safe spaces" and other tools will end up hurting graduates in the real world. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 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.

  • Americans Want Christmas in Schools

    Americans still strongly believe Christmas should be honored in public schools and should have a place on public land. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% of American Adults think Christmas should be celebrated in public schools, although that’s down slightly from the past three years. Seventeen percent (17%) do not think Christmas should be celebrated in school, but 12% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of Adults was conducted on December 12-13, 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 Are Decking The Halls

    Americans appear to be in more of a decorating mood this holiday season than ever before.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 73% of American Adults say they will decorate their home this year, up a bit from 71% two years ago  and the highest finding in surveys since 2009.  Twenty-three percent (23%) will not decorate this holiday season, while four percent (4%) haven't made up their minds yet. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 8 and 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.