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  • Nearly Half of Adults Have Gone a Week Without Cash

    Some southern California businesses have announced plans to go cashless, but the use of cash probably isn’t going away anytime soon, even though nearly half of adults still say they’ve gone a week without it - and that number’s even higher among younger adults.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults have gone a full week without paying for anything with cash and coins. That’s virtually unchanged from last November but down slightly from 50% in early 2016 and 53% the year prior. It is slightly up, though, from 43% in 2012 when we first asked the question.

    Almost as many adults (43%) say they haven’t ever gone a full week without paying cash, also generally unchanged from the previous survey. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 11-12 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.

  • First Responders Shouldn’t Be Responsible for Those Who Ignore Evacuation Orders

    As Hurricane Florence pounded the Carolina coast this weekend, many in the storm’s path chose to stay put and ride it out rather than follow the government’s mandatory evacuation orders. But Americans don’t think emergency responders are obligated to help those who ignore those orders.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of American Adults say first responders do not have an obligation to rescue residents who refuse to follow a mandatory evacuation order if they are stranded or in need of help after a storm event. Thirty-eight percent (38%) think first responders are still obligated to help those who willingly ignored mandatory evacuation orders, but 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 13 and 16, 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.

  • 36% Less Likely to Buy Nike Products After Kaepernick Hire

    Athletic brand Nike caused quite a stir earlier this month when they announced former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick, best known for his on-field protests, is a controversial figure among Americans and has already led many to boycott the sports brand.

    Forty-five percent (45%) of American Adults have at least a somewhat unfavorable impression of Kaepernick, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. Nearly as many (40%) view the former National Football League player favorably. This includes 21% who view Kaepernick Very Favorably and 31% who have a Very Unfavorable opinion of him. Another 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 9-10, 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.

  • Americans Remember 9/11, or Do They?

    Today marks the 17th anniversary of the radical Islamic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 that killed 3,000 Americans and injured another 6,000. Americans are more convinced these days that their sacrifice has not been forgotten, although many still wonder.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of American Adults still believe that many Americans have forgotten the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But that’s down from 41% in surveys over the past four years and a high of 47% who felt that way in 2012. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 5-6, 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 Americans Think Catholic Church Has A Serious Problem with Sexual Predators

    The Roman Catholic Church has been making headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. Most Americans – including Catholics -- think the church has no one to blame but itself.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 73% of American Adults think the Catholic Church has a serious problem with sexual predators among its clergy. Fifteen percent (15%) feel the media is overhyping the church’s sex problems. Another 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 September 3-4, 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.

  • Americans Honor Workers This Labor Day

    More Americans are celebrating the “labor” in Labor Day this year.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 20% of American Adults consider Labor Day to be one of our nation’s most important holidays. Sixteen percent (16%) view it as one of the least important holidays, while 60% rate it somewhere in between. These attitudes have changed very little in surveys for years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 30 and September 2, 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.

  • Parents Still Like Their Kids’ Schools

    As children start returning to school, most parents continue to think highly of their local schools.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of parents with school-aged children rate the performance of their child’s school as good or excellent, including 36% who give it an excellent rating. Just eight percent (8%) give their child’s school poor marks. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 265 American Adults With School-Aged Children was conducted on August 28-29, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 6 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 19% Say Police Tactics Are Too Harsh

    Americans recognize the importance of police officers but one-in-five think their local cops need to dial down their tactics.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of American Adults agree that being a police officer is one of the most important jobs in our country today. Twenty-one percent (21%) disagree, but 13% are undecided. This shows little change from 2017. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • 41% Oppose Rewarding Civilians For Help With Arrests

    A New York police union is offering a $500 reward to any civilian who helps police officers subdue a suspect who is resisting arrest, but Americans aren’t convinced such a proposal is a good idea in their community.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 36% favor such a plan in the community where they live, while 41% oppose it. Another 23% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Americans Still Want School To Start in September, Oppose 12-Month Calendar

    It’s back-to-school time around the country: kids in many states have already returned to class, while many others are gearing up to start in the coming weeks. But overall, Americans prefer starting school after Labor Day and keeping summer vacation.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of American Adults think the school year should begin after Labor Day as it does in many northern states. This is up slightly from 50% last year but down eight points from the all-time high of 61% in 2009. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 22-23, 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.

  • Most Rate Their Life Today Positively

    Americans are feeling great about life these days, though most say the best years happen before 40.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 75% of American Adults rate their own life today as good or excellent, showing little change from the 74% who said the same last year.  This is up from 61% in 2010  and 67% in 2014 and the highest level of satisfaction recorded in regular surveys since 2006. Fewer than ever (3%) rate their life as poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 16 & 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.

  • 40% Think Opioid Drug Crisis Is Getting Worse

    President Trump last week urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to bring a lawsuit against drug companies that produce opioids and therefore contribute to the growing epidemic. Many in this country say the opioid epidemic is affecting the area where they live and is getting worse.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of American Adults say abuse of opioid drugs like heroin and painkillers is a major problem in the area where they live. Thirty percent (30%) say opioid abuse is not a problem where they live, but 24% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 16 & 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.

  • 82% View Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Favorably

    Aretha Franklin died last week at the age of 76. She was known as the Queen of Soul, and most Americans have R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for her work.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 82% of American Adults have at least a Somewhat Favorable opinion of Franklin, including 54% who have a Very Favorable one. Only five percent (5%) don’t view Franklin favorably. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 16 and 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.

  • Continuing Protests Likely to Hit NFL Hard

    Nearly one-in-four regular watchers of the National Football League say the threat of continuing on-the-field protests may make them turn off pro football this year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 32% of all American Adults now say they are less likely to watch NFL games in the coming season if the on-field player protests continue. This shows little change from the past two years. (To see question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 14-15, 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 Say E-Cigarettes No Healthier Than Traditional Ones

    A new study out this week determined that smoking electronic cigarettes, or “vaping,” may be more harmful than originally thought, something Americans have worried about for years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 20% of American Adults think smoking e-cigarettes is safer than smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. Thirteen percent (13%) think e-cigarettes are less safe than traditional ones, while 50% think the health risk is about the same from both. Another 17% are not sure. (To see question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 14-15, 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.

  • Parents See Higher Back-to-School Costs This Year

    It’s back-to-school time again, and parents are expecting to open their wallets wider this year to prepare.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of American Adults with school-aged children plan to spend more on school clothing and back-to-school supplies than they did a year ago. Just 22% anticipate that they will spend less, while 35% expect to spend about the same amount. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 8-9, 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.

  • Voters See More Wildfires But Differ On Why

    Like President Trump and California Governor Jerry Brown, voters disagree on the cause of the wildfires raging in northern California, but most think this is a worse season for fires than usual.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters believe there have been more wildfires this year than in past years. Only 28% think there's just been more media coverage of the fires than there has been in the past. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on August 8-9, 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.

  • TSA Is On the Up-And-Up With Americans

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) now says that reports of possible cuts to screenings at smaller airports were merely part of a budget exercise to study cost-saving options. But the organization now faces more scrutiny over their Quiet Skies program, in which air marshals attempt to discover potential terrorists who have not already been identified as potential threats. But more Americans these days like the TSA and the airline security process.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of American Adults now have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of the TSA, including 11% with a Very Favorable one. This is up from May 2016, when just 30% viewed the airline security agency favorably, including just six percent (6%) who gave them a Very Favorable rating.  Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Americans now have an unfavorable opinion of the TSA, down from 60% two years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 2 & 5, 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.

  • $200K For A Trip To Space? No Thanks, Americans Say

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' rocket company reportedly plans to charge passengers at least $200,000 for its first trips into space next year. But most Americans aren’t interested in taking the trip, even if they could afford the hefty ticket price.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of American Adults say, if they could afford it, they would travel into space on a commercial flight. Sixty-three percent (63%) would not, while 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 29-30, 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 See Enough Exercise for Kids Today

    Americans still think kids today aren’t getting enough exercise, but they’re less convinced that American kids are less fit than their foreign counterparts than in the past.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 79% of American Adults say children today do not get enough exercise. Just 11% think they do, but another 11% are not sure. This is virtually unchanged from surveys since 2013. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 23-24, 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.