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One Week in America

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Americans were pretty busy last week.

Rasmussen Reports asked Americans what they did the previous week, and this is what our new national telephone survey found out. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Eighty-four percent (84%) of American Adults watched the news on television.

Seventy-one percent (71%) went out to eat.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) played a sport or did some kind of physical activity.

The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on March 4-5, 2012 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.

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