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  • 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.)

    (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 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.)

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    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.)

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    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.)

    (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 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).

    (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 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.

  • Holiday Shoppers Are Finishing At A Slower Pace This Year

    While most Americans say they’ve started their holiday gift shopping, they are slower to finish this holiday season compared to previous years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% of American Adults have already started their holiday gift shopping, up from 40% just before Thanksgiving  and little changed from this time last year.  One-in-four adults (25%) still haven’t started shopping yet. (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 nationwide 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.

  • Americans Think Christmas Should Be About Jesus

    Most Americans still say Jesus is the “reason for the season,” and want to keep the focus on Christmas when it comes to store signs. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • The Internet's Where It's At For Holiday Shoppers

    Has Cyber Monday taken the place of Black Friday? (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 November 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.

  • Americans Aren’t Avoiding Politics During Holiday Gatherings

    It may have been a contentious year in U.S. politics, but most Americans aren’t avoiding political discussions altogether when they spend time with family and friends this holiday season. (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 November 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.

  • Most Americans Are Skipping Black Friday

    Despite all the hype, most Americans are sitting out the Black Friday sales this year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% percent of American Adults say they are not likely to go shopping on the day after Thanksgiving to take advantage of Black Friday sales deals, including 34% who say they’re Not At All Likely to. Twenty-eight percent (28%) say they’re at least somewhat likely to go shopping on Black Friday, including 13% who say it’s Very Likely.

  • Most Say They Have Much To Be Thankful For

    An overwhelming percentage of Americans still say they have a lot to be thankful for, even if they put slightly less importance on Thanksgiving as a holiday. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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