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  • Americans Are Strongly Supportive of America and Its Past

    Americans still aren’t buying the attacks on this country made by some politicians and college campus radical groups.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of American Adults finds that 84% are proud to be an American. Just nine percent (9%) are not. These findings have held steady in surveys for the past several years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted November 12-13, 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 Praise Veterans Day, Military Service for the Young

    Most Americans give high marks to Veterans Day, the holiday that honors military service, and think time spent in the military is good for young people.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online surveys shows that 51% of American Adults rate Veterans Day, celebrated today, as one of our nation’s most important holidays. Only six percent (6%) consider it one of the least important, while 40% view 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 November 6-7, 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 Oppose Transgender Trend in Athletics

    Transgender athletes who are biological males are winning at all levels of girls’ and women’s sports these days, and Americans don’t approve.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of American Adults favor allowing transgender students to participate on the sports teams of the gender they identify with, letting biological males, for example, play girls’ sports. Fifty-one percent (51%) oppose transgender participation on sports teams of the opposite sex. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

  • Americans Aren’t Drawn to Teaching; See Funding, Discipline As Problems

    Americans have long admired school teachers but still tend to view teaching as an undesirable job to pursue. Insufficient funding and discipline problems continue to rank highest as school concerns.

    Just 30% of American Adults think most Americans consider teaching a desirable profession to go into, basically unchanged from past surveying. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% disagree, although that’s down from a high of 52% in early 2012. A sizable 28% are not sure.(To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 27-28, 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.

  • 18% of Americans Say They Are Poor

    Despite record highs for the stock market and historic levels of employment, more Americans are describing themselves as poor these days.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 18% of American Adults now consider themselves poor. Twenty percent (20%) felt that way in 2016, President Obama’s final full year in office, but that finding had dropped to 13% a year ago.

    Fifty-eight percent (58%) describe themselves as middle-class, little changed from past surveying, with another 17% who say they are upper middle class. Only four percent (4%) see themselves as wealthy. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 23-24, 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.

  • Most Don’t See Drug Companies As Main Bad Guy in Opioid Crisis

    Drug companies are being forced to pay millions to settle opioid lawsuits, but most Americans don’t blame them first for the opioid drug crisis in the country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 32% of American Adults believe drug companies are most responsible for the opioid epidemic in America. But 55% don’t blame the drug companies first, with 23% who think the doctors who prescribe the drugs are most responsible and another 32% who say the person who uses them is most at fault. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 21-22, 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.

  • Most Plan for A Flu Shot Again This Year

    Fewer Americans suffered through the flu last winter, and most plan to get a flu shot to make sure they duck it again.

    Just 13% of American Adults report that they had the flu last winter, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. That’s down from 17% the winter before, a particularly bad flu season. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 13-14, 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 Agree Religion Is Under Punishing Assault

    Most Americans who value their faith agree with Attorney General William Barr’s strongly worded speech last week declaring that religion is under heavy cultural attack.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% of American Adults regard their religious faith as important in their daily lives, with 44% who describe it as Very Important. This is consistent with findings in surveys for the past several years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 15-16, 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.

  • Most Still Champion A Holiday for Christopher Columbus

    Christopher Columbus is still hanging in there. Most Americans still favor a national holiday – celebrated today this year – for the man generally credited with “discovering” America.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 56% of American Adults believe America should continue to honor Columbus with a national holiday. That’s down only slightly from 58% in 2017, the highest finding in surveys over the past 10 years. Just 26% oppose a national holiday for Columbus, while 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 9-10, 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 Remain Highly Intolerant of Each Other’s Political Views

    It’s 2016 all over again when it comes to Americans’ political views and how they impact family and friends – even though it’s an off-election year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults believe their fellow countrymen are less tolerant of each other’s political opinions than they were in the past. Only 11% say they are more tolerant of political differences, while 14% regard the level of political tolerance as about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 29-30, 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.

  • Fans Favor Letting College Athletes Get Paid

    Americans are closely divided over a new law in California that will allow athletes to cash in on their success in college. Those who follow college sports closest tend to like the idea more.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of American Adults favor a law like California’s that allows college athletes in their state to be paid for the use of their names, images and likenesses. Slightly more (41%) oppose such a law in their home state. Twenty-one percent (21%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 1-2, 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.

  • For Most, Pro Athletes Aren’t Criminals But Do Get Special Treatment

    Most Americans don’t see more criminals in professional sports than in society at large but do think pro athletes get breaks from law enforcement that others don’t.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 17% of American Adults believe professional athletes are more likely to commit a crime than the average American. Just as many (16%) say they are less likely to do so. Fifty-one percent (51%) think the level of criminality among pro athletes is about the same as it is in the general population. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 23-24, 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.

  • Most in America Like Its Diversity and Live It

    Just over half of Americans think diversity is a good thing and say they live in neighborhoods that reflect that.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults believe America’s racial and ethnic diversity is mostly good for the country. Only 17% think diversity is mostly a bad thing, while 22% say it has no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 17-18, 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.

  • 14% Favor Ban on Red Hats

    Because pro-Trump Make America Great hats are red, a liberal writer suggested recently that Americans should stop wearing red hats in general because they cause anxiety among anti-Trump Americans. A chunk of Americans like the idea of taking red hats off the market for that reason.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 14% of American Adults favor the banning of red caps in America. Seventy percent (70%) are opposed, but another 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 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 Strongly Defend Their Right to Own A Gun

    Americans’ belief in their constitutional right to own a gun and their support for the Second Amendment that guarantees that right remain strong.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 75% of American Adults believe the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of an average citizen to own a gun. Just 15% disagree. Ten percent (10%) are not sure. These findings are virtually unchanged in surveying since Rasmussen Reports first asked this question 10 years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Most Agree Some Cities, States Make Homeless Problem Worse

    The Trump administration is considering ways to address California’s worsening homelessness situation, but Americans don’t see that as a federal function. Most agree, though, that the actions of some states and cities make the homeless problem worse.

    Just 20% of American Adults think homelessness should be primarily a federal responsibility. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% think states are chiefly responsible for dealing with the homeless, while 27% view homelessness as a local responsibility. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Nearly One-in-Four Have Tried Meatless Fast Food

    Move over, beef burgers and chicken fingers. Vegetarian “meat” offerings are the latest rage at fast-food restaurants, and a sizable number of Americans are putting them on their tray.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 21% of American Adults have tried one of the sandwiches made with plant-derived products that many fast food chains are now offering. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 1-2, 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.

  • Most Still Insist School Shouldn’t Begin Until After Labor Day

    Most Americans continue to think the school year shouldn’t begin until after Labor Day and oppose sending kids to school all year long.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 32% of American Adults believe the school year should begin in August as it does in many states. Fifty-four percent (54%) say school shouldn’t begin until after Labor Day. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Americans Honor the ‘Labor’ in Labor Day

    For Americans, Labor Day’s a split decision: A day to honor the worker but also the end of summer.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 20% of American Adults consider Labor Day one of our nation’s most important holidays. Sixteen percent (16%) say it’s one of the least important, while 60% rate it somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Most See Enforcement of Existing Gun Laws As More Important Than New Ones

    Americans blame the shooters in mass killings, not the availability of guns, and believe that there are already gun control laws on the books that can make a difference.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults agree with the following statement – “It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger; it’s the person that pulls the trigger.” Twenty-one percent (21%) disagree with the statement by President Trump who is calling for a stronger mental health response following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 22 and 25, 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.