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Most Americans View Bowie Favorably

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ground Control to Major Tom: Most Americans are sorry you're gone.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of American Adults have a favorable opinion of musician and actor David Bowie who passed away Sunday night after an 18-month battle with cancer. This includes 25% with a Very Favorable view. Just 15% have a somewhat or Very Unfavorable view of Bowie. Twenty-one percent (21%) didn't know enough about him to venture any kind of opinion. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 12-13, 2016 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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