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  • Americans Stress Importance of Two-Parent Homes This Father’s Day

    Father’s Day is this Sunday, but most Americans still think two parents are better than one.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 86% of American Adults still think it is at least somewhat important for children to grow up in a home with both of their parents, including 61% who think it’s Very Important. Just 10% say growing up in a two-parent home is not important, including only three percent (3%) who say 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 June 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.

  • Many Plead Ignorance on D-Day

    Despite all this week’s hoopla, one-in-four Americans can’t place D-Day in the correct war, and fewer than half think most of their fellow countrymen even know what D-Day is.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 73% of American Adults recognize that D-Day was a major invasion in the Second World War. Nine percent (9%) think it took place during World War I, while three percent (3%) say the invasion was in the Korean War. One percent (1%) say the Civil War, and two percent (2%) say it was in something else. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 3-4, 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.

  • Most Oppose Transgender Athletes on Opposite Sex Teams

    Critics worry that transgender biological males who identify as women will radically transform women’s sports. Most Americans oppose letting these transgender athletes play on women’s teams, even as House Democrats want to make transgender participation federal law.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of American Adults favor allowing transgender students to participate on the sports team of the gender they identify with, letting biological males, for example, play girls’ sports. Fifty-four percent (54%) oppose such a policy, 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 May 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.

  • Most Doubt the Skills of New High School Graduates

    As another school year comes to a close, voters continue to question the abilities of the students U.S. schools graduate.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of Likely U.S. Voters think most high school graduates have the skills needed for college. Fifty-three percent (53%) say they do not have those skills, while 19% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 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.

  • Americans Honor Military on Memorial Day – and the Start of Summer

    Americans continue to view Memorial Day as one of the nation’s most significant holidays – and the beginning of summer.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults regard Memorial Day, the day when we honor those who have died while serving in the U.S. military, as one of the nation’s most important holidays. Only five percent (5%) consider it one of the least important, while 44% 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 May 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.

  • Americans Aren’t Eager for Ban on Fur Sales

    New York City is considering joining San Francisco and Los Angeles in banning the sale of fur, but Americans aren’t eager to extend that ban to the area where they live. Few think it’s government’s job to regulate what’s legitimately for sale to the public anyway.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 31% of American Adults favor a ban on the sale of fur in the locality where they live. Forty-two percent (42%) are opposed, but 28% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 16 and 19, 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.

  • Most Still Favor Armed Guards in Schools, But Support Is Down

    An armed guard is credited with dramatically limiting a school shooting in Colorado earlier this month, but while most Americans still like the idea of armed school guards, support is down from past surveying.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults would feel safer if their child attended a school with an armed security guard. That’s down slightly from 66% in February of last year following a massacre at a Florida high school. Just 26% would opt instead for a school where no adults were allowed to carry a gun. 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 May 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.

  • Most Oppose ‘Sex Strike’ Over Abortion Laws, But 25% Undecided

    A prominent actress is urging women not to have sex with men until new laws regulating abortion are repealed, but not surprisingly the idea of a so-called “sex strike” isn’t a popular one. There are a lot of undecideds, though.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 19% of American Adults favor a sex strike to fight these abortion laws. Fifty-six percent (56%) are opposed, but a notable 25% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 14-15, 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.

  • Americans Don’t Trust Feds on Gun Control But Less Wary of Federal Gun Licenses

    Americans tend to favor Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker’s idea of a federal gun license, even though most don’t trust the federal government with gun laws and don’t expect Booker’s plan to reduce gun crime.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults favor a mandatory federal license for all gun owners. Thirty-nine percent (39%) are opposed, while 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Americans Say ‘No’ to Warren’s ‘Free’ College Plan

    The contest to be the next Democratic presidential nominee is shaping up literally as a free-for-all, with Senator Elizabeth Warren the latest entrant. She is promising if elected to forgive most student debt and make public universities free, all with a 10-year price tag of $1.25 trillion. Americans aren’t thrilled.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of American Adults favor a plan to forgive the vast majority of student debt and make all public universities tuition-free. A plurality (46%) is opposed, with 17% more undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 24-25, 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.

  • Most Think Amazon’s Alexa Is Spying On its Users

    Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa is an increasing presence in American households, but most suspect that the online mega-retailer is using it to spy on customers.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of American Adults use an Alexa or know someone who does. Forty-eight percent (48%) do not, but 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 14-15, 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.

  • 10% Think Most Cops Are Racist

    Chicago officials are still battling over the decision not to prosecute actor Jussie Smollett, with one city councilman last weekend declaring that the city’s police union is “the sworn enemy of black people.” But Americans overwhelmingly reject the charge that most cops are racist and continue to give high marks to the performance of their local police.

    Just 10% of all American Adults think most police officers are racist. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% disagree and say they are not racist. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 8-9, 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.

  • Many Still Skipping Medical Checkups, Needed Drugs Due to Cost

    Most Americans remain confident about their personal health even though many still skip checkups and drug prescriptions because they cost too much.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 76% of American Adults rate their own health as good or excellent. Just five percent (5%) describe their personal health as poor. That’s in line with regular surveying 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 April 2-3, 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 Don’t See Violence Against Women Crisis, Don’t Blame ‘White Culture’

    Americans see violence against women as less of a problem here compared to most other nations and don’t agree with former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent statement that “a white man’s culture” encourages such violence.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of American Adults think there is less violence against women in America compared to most other countries in the world. Just 17% say there is more violence here, while 16% rate the level of violence against women as about the same as in other countries. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Americans Appear To Be Less Enthusiastic About Helping NPR

    Most voters tune into National Public Radio during the course of a month, but far fewer think taxpayers should continue to subsidize it.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters think federal subsidies to NPR should be discontinued as President Trump has proposed in his latest budget. Slightly more (39%) disagree, but 30% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 19-20, 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 Say Colleges, Universities Discourage Freedom of Speech

    Americans continue to agree with President Trump that free speech, especially the conservative kind, is at risk on college campuses today.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of American Adults believe there is less freedom of speech on U.S. college campuses than there has been in the past. This finding has been trending up from 39% in surveys since June 2016 when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question.

    Just 16% say there is more freedom of speech in colleges these days, but 26% felt that way three years ago. Twenty-five percent (25%) say the level of freedom of speech is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 5-6, 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 Admissions Scandal as Sign of Bigger Problem at Elite Colleges

    Americans strongly suspect that the just uncovered college admissions cheating scandal is only the tip of the iceberg as far as the country’s top schools are concerned.

    Just 20% of American Adults think the admissions process for elite colleges and universities generally is fair and honest, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. Sixty-nine percent (69%) disagree and say the new scandal is indicative of a larger pattern of corruption in the process. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Daylight Saving Time: Which Way to Turn?

    Daylight Saving Time is upon us again, and most Americans know which way to re-set their clocks. But that doesn’t mean they like it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 77% of American Adults plan to correctly move their clocks forward an hour this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. Just 12% plan to turn their clocks back an hour, so they’re in for a surprise. Just as many (11%) are not sure which way to turn. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 3-4, 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.

  • Support Remains Strong for English As Official Language

    Most states have designated English as their official language, and Americans continue to strongly believe that should be national policy as well.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 77% of American Adults think English should be the official language of the United States. Only 15% disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 25-26, 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.

  • Current, Former Smokers Oppose Cigarette Ban

    Hawaii is considering a proposal that would make it the first state to completely ban the sale of cigarettes, but Americans aren’t quick to embrace such a law where they live.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of American Adults favor a similar cigarette ban to the one Hawaii is considering in their state, but just as many (41%) oppose it. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 5-6, 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.