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  • One-in-Three Say Family's Been Hit With Flu This Season

    This flu season is already one of the worst on record, and it’s not even over yet. One-in-three Americans say the flu has hit their family, even though half have gotten a flu shot.

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 15 & 18, 2018 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 Still Veto Separate Holiday for Lincoln

    Americans honor both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln on Presidents’ Day which falls annually on or near Washington’s birthday. While Lincoln’s birthday is earlier in the month, most Americans think one holiday is enough for these two iconic presidents.

    Only 30% of American Adults believe there should be a separate federal holiday for Lincoln’s birthday. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 15 and 18, 2018 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.

  • Odds Are At Least One-in-Ten Know a Lottery Winner

    More than one-in-ten say they know someone who has won a major lottery, but with at least one winner fighting to keep her winnings anonymous, perhaps Americans know more lottery winners than they realize. But would Americans quit their jobs if they did win? Nearly half say no.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 11% of Americans say they know someone who was a big lottery winner, while most (87%) don’t know someone who was a big winner. These findings are little changed from the last time this question was asked in January 2016. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 7-8, 2018 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 Feeling the Love for Valentine's Day

    Americans don’t place a lot of importance on Valentine’s Day, and while some look forward to it, for most, it’s just another day.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of American Adults consider Valentine’s Day to be one of our nation’s least important holidays. Just five percent (5%) consider it one of the most important holidays, while 31% think it’s somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 11-12, 2018 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 Russia is Only Olympic Rule-Breaker

    Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics following exposure of a government-run program using performance enhancing drugs, but Americans don’t think they’re the only rule-breakers.

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 5-6, 2018 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 Tuning in to Winter Olympics

    The 2018 Winter Olympic Games began today in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with the official opening ceremony tomorrow night. Most Americans are planning to watch at least some of the games and feel pride when U.S. athletes take home the gold.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of American Adults are at least somewhat likely to watch at least some of the Winter Olympics coverage on television, including 40% who are Very Likely to watch. This is up just slightly from the 69% who planned to watch at least some of the Winter Olympics four years ago in Sochi, Russia. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 5-6, 2018 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.

  • "No" Tops "Yes" for Topless Beaches

    While topless sunbathing is commonplace in many European countries, it is still not allowed on most public beaches in the United States. At least two states are trying to change those laws, but nearly half of Americans are more comfortable sticking with the status quo.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 34% of American Adults favor a law that allows women to go topless at the beach, while 47% oppose. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 1 & 4, 2018 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

  • Super Bowl 2018: Who Do Americans Think Will Win?

    In the past 10 years, the New England Patriots have won two Super Bowls and made it to the big game four times. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that nearly half of Americans think the Patriots will win the championship this year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of American Adults think the Patriots will win Super Bowl LII, while 25% think the Philadelphia Eagles will win. Twenty-nine percent (29%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 30-31, 2018 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.

  • Player Protests Affected NFL Viewing Habits This Season

    As this weekend’s Super Bowl brings football season to an end, more than one-in-three Americans say on-field protests by NFL players who took a knee during the national anthem deterred them from tuning in to this season’s games.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of American Adults watched fewer NFL games this season because of the on-field player protests. Seventeen percent (17%) watched more games due to the protests, while 42% say the player protests had no impact on their viewing decisions. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 30-31, 2018 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 No to Censorship on Social Media

    Facebook has announced new algorithms that will help them weed out so-called “fake news” and also recalibrate how much news and political content is shown in your news feed versus personal content from friends. Most Americans use social media regularly, but they oppose regulating what is posted on such sites.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults use social media like Facebook and Twitter at least several times a week, including 39% who use such sites every day or nearly every day. Just 12% use social media once a week or less, while 30% rarely or never use social media sites. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on January 28-29, 2018 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 Still Skipping Checkups, Drugs Because of Cost

    Most Americans still consider themselves healthy, but many continue to pass on medical checkups and prescription drugs to save money.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 20% of American Adults have not filled a prescription in the last six months because the cost was too high. That’s generally unchanged from a year ago but is down from a high of 40% in 2010. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 24-25, 2018 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 Too Many Rely on Government Aid

    With a number of states planning ways to tighten their Medicaid and food stamp rolls, Americans continue to believe that too many count on the government for cash and that government welfare programs hurt more than they help.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults think there are too many Americans dependent on the government for financial aid. That’s up from 55% in March of last year  after running in the mid- to high-60s over the previous four years. Just nine percent (9%) think there are not enough Americans dependent on the government for financial aid, while 18% think the level of dependency is about right. 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 January 14-15, 2018 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-Five Tattooed Adults Would Get Them Removed

    More Americans now say they have tattoos, but few regret them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 25% of American Adults have at least one tattoo, a number that’s been on the rise since 2013.  Eight percent (8%) of those have three or more tattoos, including two percent (2%) who have more than 10 pieces of ink. Seventy-four percent (74%) of adults say they have no tattoos. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 2018 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.

  • 64% Say ‘Yes’ To Work Requirements For Medicaid Recipients

    The Trump administration announced it would allow states to create work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and most Americans think that’s a good idea.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of American Adults think that childless, able-bodied adults in their state should be required to work as a condition for receiving Medicaid. Just 22% disagree, while 14% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 2018 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.

  • Just 22% Think Race Relations Are Getting Better

    This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Americans have a marginally more promising outlook on race relations than they did six months ago.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 22% of American Adults would rate race relations in America today as good or excellent, up slightly from previous surveys. Twenty-eight percent (28%) now rate race relations in this country as poor, down from 38% in June. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 10-11, 2018 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.

  • 62% Say MLK's Dream Still Not Reality

    More Americans than ever believe Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams of equal opportunity in the country still aren’t a reality.

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 10-11, 2018 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 Celebrities as Good Role Models

    Following this year’s Golden Globes, the first award show of Hollywood’s #MeToo era, even fewer Americans see celebrities as good role models.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 12% of American Adults think most Hollywood celebrities are good role models, down from 20% who felt that way a year ago. Sixty-six percent (66%) say most celebrities are not good role models, up from 60%, while 22% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 8-9, 2018 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 Say Crime Is Up in Their Community

    While Baltimore is facing its highest homicide rates to date, New York City's crime rate is reaching record lows this year. More Americans in the rest of the country also say crime is down where they live.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 28% of American Adults say crime in their community has increased over the past year, but that’s down from 34% who said the same in late 2016. Fifteen percent (15%) say crime has decreased in their community over the last year, up from nine percent (9%) in the previous survey. Most (52%) say the crime rate in their community has 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 January 2-3, 2018 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 Think 2018 Will Be a Good Year?

    While more than half of Americans are feeling good about 2018, they aren’t as high on the upcoming year as they have been in recent years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults think 2018 will be at least a good year. That includes 14% who expect it to be one of the best years ever, 17% who feel it will be an excellent year and another 25% who say it will be a good year. Only 18% expect 2018 to be a poor year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Happy New Year!

    It’s officially 2018, but Americans don’t consider New Year’s Day all that important.

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