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  • Americans Say Colleges, Universities Discourage Freedom of Speech

    Americans continue to agree with President Trump that free speech, especially the conservative kind, is at risk on college campuses today.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of American Adults believe there is less freedom of speech on U.S. college campuses than there has been in the past. This finding has been trending up from 39% in surveys since June 2016 when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question.

    Just 16% say there is more freedom of speech in colleges these days, but 26% felt that way three years ago. Twenty-five percent (25%) say the level of freedom of speech is about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 5-6, 2019 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 See Admissions Scandal as Sign of Bigger Problem at Elite Colleges

    Americans strongly suspect that the just uncovered college admissions cheating scandal is only the tip of the iceberg as far as the country’s top schools are concerned.

    Just 20% of American Adults think the admissions process for elite colleges and universities generally is fair and honest, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. Sixty-nine percent (69%) disagree and say the new scandal is indicative of a larger pattern of corruption in the process. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 13-14, 2019 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.

  • Daylight Saving Time: Which Way to Turn?

    Daylight Saving Time is upon us again, and most Americans know which way to re-set their clocks. But that doesn’t mean they like it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 77% of American Adults plan to correctly move their clocks forward an hour this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. Just 12% plan to turn their clocks back an hour, so they’re in for a surprise. Just as many (11%) are not sure which way to turn. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 3-4, 2019 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.

  • Support Remains Strong for English As Official Language

    Most states have designated English as their official language, and Americans continue to strongly believe that should be national policy as well.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 77% of American Adults think English should be the official language of the United States. Only 15% disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 25-26, 2019 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.

  • Current, Former Smokers Oppose Cigarette Ban

    Hawaii is considering a proposal that would make it the first state to completely ban the sale of cigarettes, but Americans aren’t quick to embrace such a law where they live.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of American Adults favor a similar cigarette ban to the one Hawaii is considering in their state, but just as many (41%) oppose it. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 5-6, 2019 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 More Concerned About Measles, Blame Anti-Vaxxers

    Most Americans are concerned about the threat of the measles as an outbreak sweeps through the United States. They also think unvaccinated children are contributing to the spread of the virus.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of American Adults are at least Somewhat Concerned about the threat of the measles virus, including 23% who are Very Concerned. Thirty-seven percent (37%) are not concerned about measles, with 13% who are Not at all Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 7 and 10, 2019 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.

  • 15% Dread Valentine’s Day - Do You?

    Americans aren’t as sweet on Valentine’s Day as the business sector might have you believe.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of American Adults look forward to Valentine’s Day. Fifteen percent (15%) dread it. Most (54%) say neither is the case. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 11-12, 2019 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 So-so on Brady But Think He’s Super Bowl Winner

    Americans have decidedly mixed views of star quarterback Tom Brady, but they expect him to lead the New England Patriots to victory in Sunday’s Super Bowl LIII.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults believe the Patriots are the team most likely to win this year’s Super Bowl. Twenty-six percent (26%) disagree and say the Los Angeles Rams are the likely winners. Another 26% 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, 2019 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 14% Think It’s Too Easy to Become a U.S. Citizen

    Fewer Americans now think it’s too easy to become a citizen of the United States, but then again, most are already citizens of this country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 14% of American Adults now believe it is too easy to become a U.S. citizen. Twice as many (28%) felt that way in 2014. Slightly more (19%) think it’s too hard to become a citizen of the United States, little changed from earlier surveys.

    More than half (53%) think the level of difficulty to become a U.S. citizen is about right, up from 36% four years ago and 42% in 2013. Another 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 22-23, 2019 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 The Value In A Four-Year College

    Financial-strapped private colleges are closing around the country at an alarming rate, a recent report said. While most Americans still think a college degree is essential to finding employment, fewer adults these days see the value in a four-year institution. Still, most don’t think the college market is too crowded.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 84% of American Adults say, in terms of finding a job in today’s economy, a college degree is at least Somewhat Important, including 41% who believe it’s Very Important. Thirteen percent (13%) don’t think a college degree is important, with two percent (2%) who think it’s Not at all Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 24 and 27, 2019 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 Reading Print News, But Confident There’s a Replacement

    News that publisher Gannett is potentially being bought by hedge-fund-backed media group Digital First Media is just the latest sign that print news organizations are consolidating. Americans have more faith though that online and other news sources will be able to make up the difference.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of American Adults rarely or never buy a print version of their local newspaper, up from 57% in May  and from just 30% who said the same 10 years ago.

    Thirty-six percent (36%), though, still buy their local newspaper, including 15% who do so every day or nearly every day. Another seven percent (7%) buy a copy several times a week, and 15% purchase a print newspaper once a week or less. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted January 20-21, 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.

  • 66% Favor Citizenship Question on Census

    A federal judge in New York has ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to restore a citizenship question to the 2020 census, even though it’s a question most Americans want to ask.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of American Adults think the U.S. Census should ask respondents whether they are citizens of the United States. Twenty-three percent (23%) disagree, but 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 16-17, 2019 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 Have Bleak Outlook on Race Relations This MLK Day

    This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Americans aren’t particularly optimistic about the state of race relations in this country today.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just one-in-four (25%) rate race relations in America today as good or excellent, though that’s up slightly from previous surveys.  Thirty-three percent (33%) rate relations in the country today as poor, up from 28% a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 16-17, 2019 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 Anticipate a Good 2019

    After a good 2018, Americans are feeling pretty good about the year to come, though not quite as good as in years past.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of American Adults think 2019 will be at least a good year. That includes 15% who expect it to be one of the best years ever, 18% who feel it will be an excellent year and another 21% who say it will be a good year. Only 19% expect 2019 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 26-27, 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.

  • 2018 Topped Recent Years for Most Americans

    Americans had faith at the beginning of 2018 that it would be a good year, and now they say it turned out to be an even better one than the last several.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults look back on 2018 in a positive way, with 19% who say it was a good year, 19% an excellent one and 14% who regard it as one of the best years ever. Only 25% believe it was 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 26-27, 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.

  • Welcome 2019!

    It’s officially a new year, but Americans aren’t heralding the holiday as one of the nation’s most important.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 13% of American Adults consider New Year’s Day to be one of our nation’s most important holidays, in line with recent years. Twenty-nine percent (29%) think it’s one of the least important holidays, while 54% see it as somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 26-27, 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 Will Be Counting Down to 2019

    It’s almost time to ring in 2019, and most will be welcoming the new year at home.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of American Adults will be at home at midnight when the new year arrives. Thirteen percent (13%) will be at a friend’s house, while seven percent (7%) will be at a restaurant or bar. Another 12% will be somewhere else. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 26-27, 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.

  • Adults Don't Think Race Should Factor into Student Punishments

    The Trump administration is planning to roll back race-based Obama-era school discipline policies, arguing that they have led to more lax discipline overall and a rise in school violence. Americans overwhelmingly agree that a student’s racial background should not be a factor in discipline.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, when it comes to school discipline, 89% of American Adults say a student’s racial or ethnic background should not be a factor in determining the severity of the punishment handed down. Just six percent (6%) think a student’s race should have any bearing on their punishment.  (To see question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 18-19, 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

  • Christmastime Is Here

    Today is Christmas, and most still consider it an important and holy day.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 60% of American Adults consider Christmas one of our nation’s most important holidays, while only six percent (6%) believe it’s one of the least important. Twenty-eight percent (28%) place Christmas somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 20 and 23, 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.

  • Hey Holiday Shoppers, The Clock Is Ticking

    The hour is getting late, but quite a few Americans have not yet begun to shop.

    Tomorrow’s the big day, but the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 16% of American Adults still have not begun their holiday gift shopping. Seventy-nine percent (79%) have. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 20 and 23, 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.