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  • Most Americans Not Interested in Black Friday

    Despite the hoopla surrounding Black Friday, most Americans continue to say they will not partake in one of the biggest days of the year for shopping deals.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of American Adults say they are not likely to go shopping on the day after Thanksgiving to take advantage of Black Friday sales, including 42% who are Not At All Likely. Thirty-three percent (33%) say they are at least somewhat Likely to take advantage of Black Friday deals, with 16% who are Very Likely to do so. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 21, 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 Celebrate Another Thankful Thanksgiving

    The overwhelming majority of Americans will again be giving thanks around the Thanksgiving table this year. 

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    This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 19-20, 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.

  • Most Will Stay Put on Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year for travelers, but only one-in-five Americans plan on spending Thanksgiving away from home.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 20% of American Adults say they plan to travel away from home this Thanksgiving, while 73% don’t plan on traveling for the holiday. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 19-20, 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.

  • Should the Playboy Mansion Be An Historic Landmark?

    A Los Angeles City Council member has introduced a motion to add Hugh Hefner’s storied Playboy Mansion to the city’s registry of historic cultural monuments, an idea that most Americans oppose. But they do believe Hefner and the magazine he founded in 1953 which featured a nude Playmate of the Month influenced U.S. society for better or worse.

    Sixty-four percent (64%) of American Adults, in fact, say Hefner and Playboy magazine had at least some impact on American society and culture in the second half of the 20th century, including 24% who say they had a lot of impact. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 31% disagree, with 26% who say Hefner and his magazine had not much social and cultural impact and five percent (5%) who feel they had none at all. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 9 and 12, 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 See Too Much Celebrity News

    Celebrity news has been dominating lately, with continuing sexual harassment and abuse allegations coming out of Hollywood. But while most Americans think there’s too much, they’re less inclined to say so than in the past.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 79% of American Adults think their fellow Americans pay too much attention to celebrity news and not enough attention to news that has real impact on their lives. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on November 9 & 12, 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. 

  • Few Want to Ban Fraternities, Sororities

    After the death of a fraternity pledge at Florida State University, one of multiple similar recent deaths, all fraternities and sororities at the university have been suspended indefinitely. But Americans aren’t convinced that banning Greek life is the answer.

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    This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 7-8, 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.

  • Is It The Job of Colleges to Stop Underage Drinking?

    Alcohol-induced deaths on college campuses are back in the news, and many Americans continue to question whether schools are doing enough to prevent them.

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on November 7-8, 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.

  • Would You Worship at George Washington's Church?

    A church in Alexandria, Virginia where George Washington worshipped is removing a plaque honoring his attendance there to avoid offending visitors and potential new members. But most Americans say, why bother?

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 14% of American Adults say they are less likely to attend a church that Washington worshipped in. Slightly more (16%), however, say they are more likely to worship in that church. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Religion Important to Most Americans

    Religion is still an important part of most Americans’ lives, even if they don’t visit a house of worship regularly.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults say their religious faith is at least somewhat important in their daily life, including 42% who say it is Very Important. Twenty-eight percent (28%) say their religious faith is not important to their daily life, including 13% who say it is Not At All Important. This shows little change from earlier surveys. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • More Americans Are Getting Their Flu Shot

    Americans aren’t taking any chances on flu season, since more intend to get the vaccine this year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of American Adults intend to get a flu shot this year, up from 56% a year ago  and up a point from the previous all-time high of 58% reached in 2014. Thirty-four percent (34%) still don’t intend to get a flu shot this year, down from 38% a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 26 & 29, 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

  • Got Halloween Candy on the Menu?

    Call it a candy hangover. A whole lot of us have leftover Halloween candy in our near future.

    Forty-nine percent (49%) of American Adults, to be precise, say they are likely to be snacking on Halloween candy for the next several days, with 26% who say it is Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just as many (49%) say it’s unlikely they’ll be eating trick-or-treats, but that includes only 17% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Most Still Aren’t Buying JFK ‘Lone Gunman’ Conclusion

    Most Americans still aren’t convinced that President John F. Kennedy was the victim of a lone assassin in November 1963.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of American Adults accept the government’s conclusion that Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman. But 33% continue to believe he was the victim of a conspiracy, while one-in-four (24%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 26 and 29, 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.

  • Megyn Kelly's Not a Fan Favorite

    Megyn Kelly’s new NBC morning show isn’t raking in the ratings, possibly because Americans aren’t the biggest fans of Kelly herself.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of American Adults have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of Kelly, a former Fox News anchor who made the switch to NBC News earlier this year.  Forty-five percent (45%) have an unfavorable opinion of the current host of “Megyn Kelly Today.” This includes just six percent (6%) with a Very Favorable view of Kelly and 19% with a Very Unfavorable one. Twenty-seven percent (27%) don’t know enough about the television personality to offer an opinion. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 24-25, 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 Strongly Favor Requiring Vaccinations For School

    Despite ongoing concerns about their safety, adults are still adamant that students should be vaccinated before going to school.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 74% of American Adults believe the law should require that all students be vaccinated before being allowed to attend school unless they are exempted for medical reasons, showing little change from previous years. Just 16% disagree, but 11% 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 24-25, 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.

  • Like It or Not, Americans Agree on Importance of Homework

    Some school districts in New Jersey are now doing away with homework at the elementary level, but most Americans continue to believe that homework is an essential learning tool.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 81% of American Adults think homework is important in assessing a student’s overall performance in school, including 46% who think it’s Very Important. Sixteen percent (16%) view homework as unimportant, although that includes only four percent (4%) who say it is 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 October 22-23, 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.

  • 50% Favor Law Fining Parents for Kids' Bullying

    Under a new law that went into effect this month, parents in a community in western New York could face fines and jail time if their child bullies other minors. Most adults nationwide agree bullying is a major problem and support such a law in their state.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of American Adults favor a law that would hold parents accountable for their children’s actions, fining them $250 and sentencing them to 15 days in jail if their child violates the city’s curfew and any other city law – including bullying – twice within a 90-day period. Thirty-four percent (34%) oppose such a law like the one passed in western New York, but 16% 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 18-19, 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.

  • 52% Say Textbooks More Concerned With Political Correctness

    While just over half of voters continue to believe textbooks in schools try too hard to be politically correct, that number has fallen to its lowest level in nearly five years of surveying.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 27% of Likely U.S. Voters think most school textbooks are more concerned about accurately providing information, while 52% feel textbooks are more concerned about presenting information in a politically correct manner. Another 21% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on October 18-19, 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.

  • Few Think It’s Better to Be a Woman in America Today

    Amid renewed conversations about sexual harassment and gender equality in the workplace and beyond, very few Americans—men and women alike—think it’s better to be a woman than a man in society today.

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

  • Most Say Men, Women Are Equally Capable

    “Anything you can do, I can do better,” so the song goes. And both men and women seem to agree.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of all American Adults think, generally speaking, men and women are equally capable of doing virtually all jobs. Just 32% disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • 46% Have Been Sexually Harassed at Work or Know Someone Who Has

    Amid growing allegations and criminal sexual assault charges against former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, most Americans see sexual harassment in the workplace as a serious problem, and nearly half have experienced it themselves or know someone who has.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of American Adults say they or someone they know has experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. Just as many (46%) have not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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