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  • 15% Dread Valentine’s Day - Do You?

    Americans aren’t as sweet on Valentine’s Day as the business sector might have you believe.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of American Adults look forward to Valentine’s Day. Fifteen percent (15%) dread it. Most (54%) say neither is the case. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 11-12, 2019 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 So-so on Brady But Think He’s Super Bowl Winner

    Americans have decidedly mixed views of star quarterback Tom Brady, but they expect him to lead the New England Patriots to victory in Sunday’s Super Bowl LIII.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults believe the Patriots are the team most likely to win this year’s Super Bowl. Twenty-six percent (26%) disagree and say the Los Angeles Rams are the likely winners. Another 26% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 30-31, 2019 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.

  • Just 14% Think It’s Too Easy to Become a U.S. Citizen

    Fewer Americans now think it’s too easy to become a citizen of the United States, but then again, most are already citizens of this country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 14% of American Adults now believe it is too easy to become a U.S. citizen. Twice as many (28%) felt that way in 2014. Slightly more (19%) think it’s too hard to become a citizen of the United States, little changed from earlier surveys.

    More than half (53%) think the level of difficulty to become a U.S. citizen is about right, up from 36% four years ago and 42% in 2013. Another 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 22-23, 2019 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 See The Value In A Four-Year College

    Financial-strapped private colleges are closing around the country at an alarming rate, a recent report said. While most Americans still think a college degree is essential to finding employment, fewer adults these days see the value in a four-year institution. Still, most don’t think the college market is too crowded.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 84% of American Adults say, in terms of finding a job in today’s economy, a college degree is at least Somewhat Important, including 41% who believe it’s Very Important. Thirteen percent (13%) don’t think a college degree is important, with two percent (2%) who think it’s Not at all Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 24 and 27, 2019 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 Reading Print News, But Confident There’s a Replacement

    News that publisher Gannett is potentially being bought by hedge-fund-backed media group Digital First Media is just the latest sign that print news organizations are consolidating. Americans have more faith though that online and other news sources will be able to make up the difference.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of American Adults rarely or never buy a print version of their local newspaper, up from 57% in May  and from just 30% who said the same 10 years ago.

    Thirty-six percent (36%), though, still buy their local newspaper, including 15% who do so every day or nearly every day. Another seven percent (7%) buy a copy several times a week, and 15% purchase a print newspaper once a week or less. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted January 20-21, 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.

  • 66% Favor Citizenship Question on Census

    A federal judge in New York has ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to restore a citizenship question to the 2020 census, even though it’s a question most Americans want to ask.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of American Adults think the U.S. Census should ask respondents whether they are citizens of the United States. Twenty-three percent (23%) disagree, but 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 16-17, 2019 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 Bleak Outlook on Race Relations This MLK Day

    This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Americans aren’t particularly optimistic about the state of race relations in this country today.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just one-in-four (25%) rate race relations in America today as good or excellent, though that’s up slightly from previous surveys.  Thirty-three percent (33%) rate relations in the country today as poor, up from 28% a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 16-17, 2019 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 Anticipate a Good 2019

    After a good 2018, Americans are feeling pretty good about the year to come, though not quite as good as in years past.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of American Adults think 2019 will be at least a good year. That includes 15% who expect it to be one of the best years ever, 18% who feel it will be an excellent year and another 21% who say it will be a good year. Only 19% expect 2019 to be a poor year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 26-27, 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.

  • 2018 Topped Recent Years for Most Americans

    Americans had faith at the beginning of 2018 that it would be a good year, and now they say it turned out to be an even better one than the last several.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults look back on 2018 in a positive way, with 19% who say it was a good year, 19% an excellent one and 14% who regard it as one of the best years ever. Only 25% believe it was a poor year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 26-27, 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.

  • Welcome 2019!

    It’s officially a new year, but Americans aren’t heralding the holiday as one of the nation’s most important.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 13% of American Adults consider New Year’s Day to be one of our nation’s most important holidays, in line with recent years. Twenty-nine percent (29%) think it’s one of the least important holidays, while 54% see it as somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 26-27, 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

  • Most Will Be Counting Down to 2019

    It’s almost time to ring in 2019, and most will be welcoming the new year at home.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of American Adults will be at home at midnight when the new year arrives. Thirteen percent (13%) will be at a friend’s house, while seven percent (7%) will be at a restaurant or bar. Another 12% will be somewhere else. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 26-27, 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.

  • Adults Don't Think Race Should Factor into Student Punishments

    The Trump administration is planning to roll back race-based Obama-era school discipline policies, arguing that they have led to more lax discipline overall and a rise in school violence. Americans overwhelmingly agree that a student’s racial background should not be a factor in discipline.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, when it comes to school discipline, 89% of American Adults say a student’s racial or ethnic background should not be a factor in determining the severity of the punishment handed down. Just six percent (6%) think a student’s race should have any bearing on their punishment.  (To see question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 18-19, 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

  • Christmastime Is Here

    Today is Christmas, and most still consider it an important and holy day.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of American Adults consider Christmas one of our nation’s most important holidays, while only six percent (6%) believe it’s one of the least important. Twenty-eight percent (28%) place Christmas somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 20 and 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.

  • Hey Holiday Shoppers, The Clock Is Ticking

    The hour is getting late, but quite a few Americans have not yet begun to shop.

    Tomorrow’s the big day, but the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 16% of American Adults still have not begun their holiday gift shopping. Seventy-nine percent (79%) have. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 20 and 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.

  • It’s the Holiday Travel Rush, But Americans Aren’t Going Anywhere

    Today is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year, but most Americans are staying put this year. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 22% of American Adults say they are planning to travel away from home this holiday season, while 69% are not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 18-19, 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 Haven’t Given Up On Christmas Cards

    Though some consider the tradition of sending Christmas cards a relic of the past, nearly half still plan on mailing them out this year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of American Adults plan to send Christmas cards this year, up from a low of 45% who planned to send them a year ago and 47% in 2014.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Many Are Feeling Charitable This Christmas

    Americans don’t plan to be a Scrooge this Christmas and are instead planning to donate to charity in the name of holiday spirit.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 80% of American Adults say they are at least somewhat likely to make a charitable donation of some kind this year, including 58% who are Very Likely to do so. That’s unchanged from a year ago but down slightly from 84% in 2015 and 85% in 2014. However, the number of Americans feeling charitable this year is still up from 76% four years ago.

    Just 18% are not likely to make a donation this year, including seven percent (7%) who are Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 16-17, 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.

  • What Are You Waiting For? One-in-Five Americans Haven’t Started Holiday Shopping Yet

    ‘Twas the week before Christmas, but one-in-five Americans have not yet started their holiday shopping.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 19% of American Adults have not started their holiday gift shopping yet, while 75% have started. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

  • Most are Good Spellers, Don’t Consult Dictionary Often

    Dictionary publishers around the globe are now broadcasting their picks for this year’s “word of the year”, but are dictionaries still relevant in today’s age?

    Most American Adults (78%) say they are a good speller, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. Just 13% admit they are not good at spelling. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 12-13, 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.

  • Americans Blame Politicians, News Media for 'Toxic' Culture

    The Oxford English Dictionary named “toxic” as the word of the year for 2018 because of its increased usage in the context of the environment, politics and in connection with the #MeToo movement. Americans are torn on whether the word should have received the honor, but agree that politicians and the media have contributed to a toxic culture.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of American Adults agree with the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary that “toxic” is the word of the year. Thirty-seven percent (37%) disagree, while a sizable 20% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 12-13, 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.