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  • Americans Are Staying Put This 4th of July Weekend

    Independence Day still ranks among the nation’s most important holidays for Americans, and many are choosing to stay close to home this holiday weekend.

    Fifty-eight percent (58%) of American Adults consider the Fourth of July one of the nation’s most important holidays, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Only five percent (5%) look at the Fourth of July as one of the least important holidays, while 35% rate it somewhere in between.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on June 30 - July 1, 2015. 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.

  • Voters Are OK With FDA Nixing Trans Fats

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that food companies have three years to phase out partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fat, and voters appear to be on board with the idea.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of Likely Voters agree with the FDA’s decision, while 20% are opposed. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on June 18 and 21, 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.

  • Fatherhood Still An Important Role

    Father’s Day is this Sunday, and while voters don’t put much importance on the holiday itself, they still strongly believe in the importance of fatherhood. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 953 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 16-17, 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.

  • To Metric or Not to Metric – That is the Question

    Is America ready – finally – to go metric along with the rest of the world? No more miles, pounds and inches, but kilometers, grams and centimeters instead.

    Well, actually, no. Just 21% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should formally adopt the internationally-used metric system of measurement. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% are opposed. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 977 Likely Voters was conducted on June 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.

  • Most Salute Importance of Memorial Day

    Most Americans consider Memorial Day an important U.S. holiday, and an even larger number plan to do something special to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters rate Memorial Day as one of the country’s most important holidays. A year ago, just 39% of American Adults considered the holiday among the most important, up from 31% the year before. Only five percent (5%) now think it is one of the least important holidays, while 42% rate it as somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 19-20, 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.

  • Summertime's Here - Or Is It?

    Summer doesn’t technically begin for another month, but most Americans still view Memorial Day weekend as the kickoff of their favorite season. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 19-20, 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.

  • A Lot of Americans Have Had a Car Crash

    Most Americans admit they've been in a traffic accident while behind the wheel. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on May 12-13, 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.

  • Voters Say They Aren't Getting Their Money's Worth From Schools

    Even though few voters actually know how much the United States spends on education each year, they still don’t think they’re getting a good return on their investment.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters correctly recognize that the United States spends an average of $11,000 per student per year on education, in line with surveys over the past two years. Forty-seven percent (47%) think it's less, with 11% who think the country spends as little as $3,000 per student. Eight percent (8%) think the country spends $13,000 per student per year, but over a third (36%) can't even hazard a guess. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 17-18, 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.

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  • Americans Still Question What College Grads Have to Offer

    Americans are slightly less negative about the job prospects for the latest batch of college graduates but still aren’t very confident these graduates have much to offer prospective employers. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on May 14 and 17, 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 Remain Dubious About Driverless Cars

    Google admits its new driverless cars have had a few minor accidents but says the latest model will be ready for the road as early as this summer.  Americans are a bit more likely to consider buying a driverless car these days but are still not convinced they will make the roads safer.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 32% of American Adults are at least somewhat likely to buy a driverless car when they become available to the public at a reasonable price. That’s up from 23% last August but includes only 11% who are Very Likely to purchase such a vehicle. Most adults (61%) are not likely to be in the market for a driverless car, with 35% who are Not At All Likely to be. That latter figure is unchanged from the previous survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on May 12-13, 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.

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  • After Amtrak Crash, Most Still Consider Mass Transit Safe

    Few Americans say they use mass transit regularly, but they remain confident in its safety despite the recent Amtrak train derailment near Philadelphia that killed eight people. Most also don't feel more government spending on infrastructure will help prevent such crashes. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on May 14 and 17, 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.

  • Is A College Degree Really Worth What You Pay?

    More Americans think it's a good idea for everyone to get additional schooling after high school, even though they're less convinced than they were several years ago that a college degree is worth what you pay for it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of American Adults still believe a college degree is a good financial investment in today's economic environment. That's comparable to findings for the last couple years  but down from a high of 69% in 2009.  Twenty-four percent (24%) don't believe a degree is worth the cost, and nearly as many (20%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 800 Adults was conducted on May 10-11, 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.

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  • 39% Say Patriots Should Forfeit Super Bowl Win Over 'Deflategate'

    A sizable number of Americans don't feel the penalties lodged against Quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for their use of deflated footballs in a championship game earlier this year are harsh enough and think the team should be stripped of its latest Super Bowl championship. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on May 12-13, 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.

  • Support Is Growing for Government-Paid College

    Several prominent Democrats are championing the idea of debt-free college, and a lot of Americans agree the government should pay for those who can’t afford to go. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on May 10-11, 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 conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Put Even More Emphasis on Two-Parent Homes

    Adults feel more strongly in the importance of a child growing up in a two-parent home, but they also think one of their parents was more influential than the other in their own upbringings.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 92% of American Adults believe it is important for children to grow up in a home with both parents, with 70% who consider it Very Important. Just seven percent (7%) say it’s not very or Not At All Important for children to grow up in two-parent homes. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on May 6-7, 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.

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  • Moms Will Feel The Love This Sunday

    Americans place slightly more importance on Mother’s Day and the role of motherhood in general this year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on May 6-7, 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 Are Less Stressed Out Over the Economy

    Some say you’re not supposed to discuss money or politics at the dinner table. Could that be for good reason? (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on April 30 and May 3, 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 Still Believe in National Day of Prayer

    Today is the National Day of Prayer, a 63-year-old tradition that most Americans continue to honor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on May 4-5, 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.

  • America's A Very Rude Nation

    American adults still believe strongly their fellow citizens could use some manners.

    Just 10% of American Adults believe those around them are becoming kinder and gentler, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Seventy-five percent (75%) think Americans are becoming ruder and less civilized. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 800 Adults was conducted on April 30 and May 3, 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.

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  • Americans Respond to Nepal, See Social Media As A Boost

    One-in-five Americans are responding to the devastating earthquake in Nepal with money from their pocket, and most think the spread of social media helps in situations like this.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 18% of American Adults say they have or will contribute money to the Nepal relief effort. Most (57%) don’t plan on donating, but a sizable 25% still are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 800 Adults was conducted on April 28-29, 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.