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69% Say Arrival of Spring Puts Them in a Better Mood

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Winter feels like it may never end in many parts of the country, and most Americans agree that this has been one of the worst winters ever. Not surprisingly then, seven-out-of-10 say the arrival of spring today lifts their spirits.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of American Adults rate the winter of 2013-2014 as one of the worst ever. Thirty percent (30%) think it was about the same as most winters, while 10% consider it one of the best. This past winter, multiple polar vortexes fell over much of the United States, bringing below freezing temperatures to every state. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 13-14, 2014 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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