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  • Most Americans Still Stress Importance of Two-Parent Homes

    Americans may have celebrated Father’s Day on Sunday, but they still think it takes two parents to raise a child.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 87% 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 63% who think it’s Very Important. Just nine percent (9%) say growing up in a two-parent home is not important, including only two percent (2%) 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 14-15, 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.

  • Fatherhood Still Seen as Man’s Most Important Role

    This Sunday is Father’s Day, and Americans still see fatherhood as a vital role in a man’s life.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults say being a father is the most important role for a man to fill in today’s world. Just 17% disagree, 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 June 14-15, 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.

  • One-in-Four Say They’re Overweight

    A new study released this week claims that the United States has the greatest percentage of obese children and young adults, but most Americans don’t think it applies to them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 25% of American Adults now say they are overweight, down from 32% in 2015 and the lowest since Rasmussen Reports first asked the question in 2009. The number of Americans who say they’re overweight has been on the decline since reaching a high of 42% in May 2012.

    Two-thirds of Americans (67%) say they are not overweight. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on June 12-13, 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.

  • Fewer Americans Now See Tough Summer Job Market For Teens

    Unemployment has reached a 10-year low, and now Americans think it will be easier for teenagers to find summer jobs than in the past.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults think it will be at least somewhat difficult for young people to find summer jobs in the current economy. This includes 19% who think it will be Very Difficult. Thirty-eight percent (38%) don’t think it will be difficult for them to find summer jobs, including just nine percent (9%) who say it’s Not At All Difficult. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 8 & 11, 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 Are Planning A Summer Vacation

    As the temperatures rise and schools close, many Americans are turning their attention to summer vacation.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults plan to take a summer vacation this year, little changed from the 51% who planned one last summer. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 8 and 11, 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.

  • Support for Euthanasia Holds Steady

    Massachusetts is the latest state considering whether to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, and just over half of Americans support such a law.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of American Adults favor allowing voluntary euthanasia in the state where they live. Twenty-nine percent (29%) are opposed to such a law, but a sizable 20% remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 6-7, 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 Think Text-Blocking Tech Will Make Roads Safer

    Apple announced this week that their newest iPhone operating system, iOS 11, will have a “Do Not Disturb for Driving” mode that will stop users from receiving text messages while behind the wheel. Americans already think distracted driving is a big problem and are on board with this new technology.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 92% of American Adults see drivers distracted by their cell phones as a serious problem in America today, including 69% who say it’s a Very Serious problem. Only six percent (6%) don’t see distracted driving as a serious problem. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 6-7, 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 Americans Believe in the Afterlife

    Is there life after death? Americans sure think so.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of American Adults believe in life after death. Just 17% do not, but 20% are still unsure if there’s an afterlife. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 6-7, 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 Streaming TV and Movies Now

    Americans still watch a lot of television, but they’re doing more of it through streaming services these days.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults say, in a typical week, they watch television every day or nearly every day. That’s pretty much unchanged from 2016,  but has been on the rise from 52% since 2013.

    One-in-five (21%) watch TV several times a week, while five percent (5%) watch at least once a week. Seventeen percent (17%) say they watch TV only occasionally or less, including seven percent (7%) who rarely or never watch television. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 4-5, 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 Avid Readers, But Prefer Print to Digital

    Despite living in a digital age, Americans still appreciate time with a good book—and they prefer that book be printed on paper rather than on a touchscreen.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that most American Adults (68%) still usually read books in a traditional printed format rather than on an electronic reading device, such as a Kindle or an iPad. That’s down from 75% in 2014.  One-in-four (26%) now prefer e-readers, a number that’s been on the rise from just eight percent (8%) since 2011.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Confidence in High School Graduates Remains Low

    It's just about graduation time for many high school seniors in this country, but most voters still don't think those graduates are ready for college or the workforce.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters think most high school graduates have the skills needed for college. Sixty percent (60%) say they don't, but another 16% 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 May 25 and 28, 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.

  • Respect for Memorial Day Reaches New High

    More Americans than ever now honor Memorial Day, today’s federal holiday that recognizes military personnel who have given their lives for our country.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 49% of American Adults view Memorial Day as one of the nation’s most important holidays. That’s up from 44% a year ago and surpasses the previous high of 46% in 2007 when the war in Iraq was at its height.

    Only four percent (4%) describe Memorial Day as one of our nation’s least important holidays, while 45% see 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 on May 25 and 28, 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 Think Internet Reliance Makes Economy More Vulnerable

    In the wake of the international WannaCry cyberattacks last week, Americans are more concerned than ever about the safety of the country’s online economic systems.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that more Americans than ever (69%) now think America’s increasing reliance on the internet for business and financial dealings makes the economy more vulnerable to attack. That’s up from 58% in early 2016  and 54% in 2014.  Just five percent (5%) think it makes the economy less vulnerable to attack, while 21% think it has no impact on the level of risk. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Can A Robot Do Your Job?

    A majority of Americans say it’s likely that robots and computers will take over most jobs in the next quarter century, but they aren’t worried about their own job just yet.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of American Adults believe it’s at least somewhat likely that most jobs in America will be done by robots or computers 25 years from now, though that includes just 22% who think that’s Very Likely to happen. Thirty-two percent (32%) see this scenario as unlikely, but just three percent (3%) say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 15-16, 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 Rate Teachers Higher But Would Rather Be Doctors

    Americans view teaching as a more important profession than being a doctor but think doctoring is a much better job to go into.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of American Adults think being a doctor is one of the most important jobs in our country today, up from 56% in October 2013. Twenty-two percent (22%) disagree, and 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 May 11 and 14, 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' Trust in Their Doctors Reaches New High

    As the future of the U.S. healthcare system is in limbo, the number of Americans who trust their doctor has jumped to a new high.  

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 80% of American Adults have a doctor that they see on a regular basis. Seventeen percent (17%) don’t see a doctor regularly. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 11 and 14, 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.

  • Fewer Americans See Motherhood As a Woman’s Most Important Role

    Few Americans see Mother’s Day as the nation's most important holiday, and the number who consider motherhood the most important job for a woman is at its lowest level yet.

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

  • Job Market Still Seen As Rough Going for Most College Grads

    College graduation season is upon us, but while Americans still stress the importance of a degree, few think the class of 2017 has marketable job skills.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of American Adults think most college graduates have the skills to enter the workforce. That’s down from the mid-30s in the past two years and back to and back to the level of doubt seen in 2013. Nearly half (49%) of Americans do not think these graduates have the skills needed to get a job, but 23% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 1-2, 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 Not Tuning in For Kentucky Derby

    The Kentucky Derby is running this Saturday, but most Americans aren’t planning to watch the famous horse race. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 1-2, 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 See Free Speech on Campuses as a Thing of the Past

    Conservative pundit Ann Coulter recently cancelled a planned speech at University of California, Berkeley, following protests and threats of violence by the students. Americans are now left wondering whether free speech on college campuses is simply a relic of a bygone era.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of American Adults think there is less freedom of speech on U.S. college campuses today than there has been in the past. Twenty-three percent (23%) think there’s more freedom than in the past, while 27% think the level of freedom of speech is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 27 & 30, 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.