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  • Most Oppose ‘Sex Strike’ Over Abortion Laws, But 25% Undecided

    A prominent actress is urging women not to have sex with men until new laws regulating abortion are repealed, but not surprisingly the idea of a so-called “sex strike” isn’t a popular one. There are a lot of undecideds, though.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 19% of American Adults favor a sex strike to fight these abortion laws. Fifty-six percent (56%) are opposed, but a notable 25% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Americans Don’t Trust Feds on Gun Control But Less Wary of Federal Gun Licenses

    Americans tend to favor Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker’s idea of a federal gun license, even though most don’t trust the federal government with gun laws and don’t expect Booker’s plan to reduce gun crime.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of American Adults favor a mandatory federal license for all gun owners. Thirty-nine percent (39%) are opposed, while 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 6-7, 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.

  • Americans Say ‘No’ to Warren’s ‘Free’ College Plan

    The contest to be the next Democratic presidential nominee is shaping up literally as a free-for-all, with Senator Elizabeth Warren the latest entrant. She is promising if elected to forgive most student debt and make public universities free, all with a 10-year price tag of $1.25 trillion. Americans aren’t thrilled.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of American Adults favor a plan to forgive the vast majority of student debt and make all public universities tuition-free. A plurality (46%) is opposed, with 17% more undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 24-25, 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.

  • Most Think Amazon’s Alexa Is Spying On its Users

    Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa is an increasing presence in American households, but most suspect that the online mega-retailer is using it to spy on customers.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of American Adults use an Alexa or know someone who does. Forty-eight percent (48%) do not, but 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 April 14-15, 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.

  • 10% Think Most Cops Are Racist

    Chicago officials are still battling over the decision not to prosecute actor Jussie Smollett, with one city councilman last weekend declaring that the city’s police union is “the sworn enemy of black people.” But Americans overwhelmingly reject the charge that most cops are racist and continue to give high marks to the performance of their local police.

    Just 10% of all American Adults think most police officers are racist. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% disagree and say they are not racist. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Many Still Skipping Medical Checkups, Needed Drugs Due to Cost

    Most Americans remain confident about their personal health even though many still skip checkups and drug prescriptions because they cost too much.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 76% of American Adults rate their own health as good or excellent. Just five percent (5%) describe their personal health as poor. That’s in line with regular surveying for the past several years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 2-3, 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 Don’t See Violence Against Women Crisis, Don’t Blame ‘White Culture’

    Americans see violence against women as less of a problem here compared to most other nations and don’t agree with former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent statement that “a white man’s culture” encourages such violence.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of American Adults think there is less violence against women in America compared to most other countries in the world. Just 17% say there is more violence here, while 16% rate the level of violence against women as about the same as in other countries. Twelve percent (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 March 27-28, 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 Appear To Be Less Enthusiastic About Helping NPR

    Most voters tune into National Public Radio during the course of a month, but far fewer think taxpayers should continue to subsidize it.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters think federal subsidies to NPR should be discontinued as President Trump has proposed in his latest budget. Slightly more (39%) disagree, but 30% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 19-20, 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 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.