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  • 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.

  • 42% Less Likely to Travel to Europe After Recent Terror Attacks

    Americans doubt that Europe can ever completely defeat the scourge of terrorism, and many have changed their travel plans accordingly.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of American Adults say they are less likely to travel to Europe in the next six months following the recent terrorist attacks there. Slightly more (45%) say the attacks will have no impact on their travel plans, but only seven percent (7%) are more likely to travel to Europe now. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 23-24, 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 Say They Don't Need Earth Day to Go Green

    Most Americans say they've done their part to help clean up the environment, but far fewer see Earth Day - celebrated annually on April 22 - as a motivating factor.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of American Adults have volunteered their time or donated money to help clean up the environment. That's up from 61% a year ago and the highest finding in several years of annual surveying. Twenty-eight percent (28%) have not contributed time or money to green efforts. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 19-20, 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 Blame Passengers in Airline Confrontations

    United Airlines is in hot water after a video went viral of security forcibly removing a man from a plane to make room for traveling employees. Many have called for a boycott of the airline over the incident, but Americans are more likely to blame the passenger for such disputes than the airline itself.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, in most confrontations between airline passengers and airline personnel, 41% of American Adults think the passengers are at fault. Thirty-two percent (32%) are more apt to blame the airline employees, but 27% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 17-18, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Half of Americans Will Celebrate Easter in Church

    Easter may not be the top holiday for Americans, but half will still honor the holiday in church. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 11-12, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Still Think Children Are Safe At School

    Even after the shooting and death of an eight-year-old student and a teacher at a school in San Bernardino, California, earlier this week, most Americans still think schools are safe places for children. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 11-12, 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 Reject Proposed Online Access Law

    Senate Republicans recently voted to eliminate proposed privacy rules that prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from selling or sharing users’ browsing history and other personal information, and voters aren’t having it. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Most Americans Aren't Volunteering for Space Travel

    Virgin Galactic owner Richard Branson insists he'll have commercial travelers in space by the end of next year, but a trip to space isn’t high on most Americans’ to-do lists.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 30% of American Adults would travel into space on a commercial flight if they could afford it. Sixty-one percent (61%) would not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 5-6, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC . See methodology.

  • 54% Think There Are Too Many Lawyers in the U.S.

    Americans still think the United States would be better off with fewer attorneys, though that view has been on the decline. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 3-4, 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.

  • Ride-Sharing Still Not Catching On

    While ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft are gaining popularity - and notoriety - across the country, the vast majority of Americans say they seldom, if ever, use either service.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 77% of American Adults rarely or never use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft. Twelve percent (12%) use such services every now and then, while six percent (6%) say they use them several times a month. Just three percent (3%) of all Americans use services like Uber or Lyft at least once a week. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on March 16 & 19, 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.

  • 42% Think It’s Too Easy To Get Food Stamps

    Florida has recently proposed a bill that would cut food stamp eligibility for hundreds of thousands of residents, and a sizable number of Americans still agree that food stamps are too easy to come by in the United States.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of American Adults think it is too easy to get food stamps in this country, although that's down from 48% three years ago  and a high of 52% in 2012. Just 19% think it is too hard to get food stamps today. One-in-four (25%) think the level of eligibility is about right, but 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 20-21, 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 Say Too Many Still Dependent on Government

    Americans continue to feel that too many people are getting financial help from the government and that anti-poverty programs just make the problem worse.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of American Adults think there are too many Americans dependent on the government for financial aid, although that’s down from the mid-60s in surveys over the last four years. Only 13% say not enough people are being helped by taxpayers. Nineteen percent (19%) believe the current level of dependency is about right, while another 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 20-21, 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 Still Think Too Many On Welfare Who Shouldn’t Be

    Most Americans still think welfare programs in this country are being abused.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults think the bigger problem with welfare programs in the United States today is that too many people are receiving welfare who should not be getting it. Just half as many (28%) disagree and think the reverse is true: That the bigger problem is that too many people who should receive welfare do not. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 20-21, 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 Much More Likely to Get A New Car

    A new car is on a lot more Americans’ shopping lists this year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of American Adults are at least somewhat likely to buy or lease a car in the next year, up from 26% where the overall figure had been hovering in annual surveys from 2010 through 2015. The new finding includes 21% who are Very Likely to get a new car, compared to 11% two years ago. But most Americans (58%) still have no plans to get a new car, with 27% who 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 March 16 & 19, 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.