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  • 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.)

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    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.)

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    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.

  • More Surprising 2016 Victory: The Cubs or Donald Trump?

    This year was full of surprises, but it turns out that the election of Donald Trump for president shocked more Americans than the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series after 108 years.

    When given the choice, 67% of American Adults say Trump winning the presidential election was a bigger surprise than the Cubs’ World Series victory. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 26% say the Cubs winning was the bigger surprise this year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on November 13-14, 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 Staying Put This Thanksgiving

    Maybe it’s to host friends and family, maybe it’s to gear up for Black Friday shopping, or maybe there’s really just no place like home. Whatever the reason, most Americans don’t plan on traveling away from home this Thanksgiving. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 17 & 20, 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 In A Spending Mood This Thanksgiving

    This Friday is Black Friday, often known as the biggest shopping day of the year and an unofficial kickoff to the holiday shopping season. And this year, Americans are ready to shop and spend even more. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 17 and 20, 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 Intend to Get A Flu Shot This Year

    It’s flu season again, and that’s left most Americans running out to get their flu shots.

    A new Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults intend to get a flu shot this year. That’s down just two points from 58% in 2014 which was the highest finding since we first started asking this question in 2006. Thirty-eight percent (38%) don’t plan on getting a flu shot, up slightly from 35% two years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Most Say Halloween Is Not Just For Kids

    Halloween still doesn’t register as an important holiday for most Americans, but they also continue to say adults are just as welcome to get in on the fun.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only five percent (5%) of American Adults consider Halloween - celebrated tonight - one of the nation’s most important holidays. Fifty-six percent (56%) think it’s one of the least important holidays, while 37% say it’s somewhere in between. These findings are in line with regular annual survey for several years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 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 Say Crime Up, Too Many Criminals Walking

    The FBI insists that violent crime is down in America despite the jump in the murder rate in several major cities, but Americans aren’t buying it.

    Thirty-four percent (34%) of American Adults say crime in their community has increased over the past year. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey finds just nine percent (9%) say crime has decreased where they live. Fifty-two percent (52%) say it’s stayed about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 2-3, 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 Enthused About Genetic Engineering

    It was reported last week that a baby with genetic material from three people was born several months ago thanks to the success of a controversial new procedure. Few Americans support the idea of so-called “three-parent” babies but are even more opposed to genetic engineering that allows parents to choose specific characteristics for their children before they are born. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Is Mob Violence After Police Shootings About Race or Law and Order?

    Americans are evenly divided as to whether the mob violence that has followed police shootings in recent years is a crime or a cry for justice, but most agree that it only makes the criminal justice situation worse. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 22 and 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.

  • 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.