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  • Americans Salute Military Service This Veterans Day

    Veterans Day, a federal holiday honoring those who have served in the U.S. military, is this Sunday, and many Americans rank it as one of the nation’s most significant days.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of American Adults consider Veterans Day one of our nation’s most important holidays. Just four percent (4%) see Veterans Day as one of the least important. holidays, while 42% rank it somewhere in between the two. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on November 7, 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.

  • More Now Favor the Death Penalty

    President Trump has long been calling for more use of the death penalty, and as prosecutors are now seeking the death penalty for accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers, more Americans agree with the president’s call to action, though they’d like to see it carried out more quickly.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults now favor the death penalty, up from 54% in 2017  but still down from a high of 67% in July 2012, shortly after the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.  Before that, support had stayed in a narrow range of 60% to 63% since November 2009.

    Twenty-three percent (23%) now oppose capital punishment, down from 31% in 2017, while 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Many Believe Media Coverage of Shootings Inspires More Violence

    Following the most recent mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Americans still worry the media’s coverage of such violence inspires copycats.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 33% of American Adults think the media covers mass shootings like the one in Pittsburgh too much, though that’s down from 44% following the shooting in southern California in 2014  and 54% following the 2013 shooting at a Washington, DC Navy Yard.

    A plurality (46%) now thinks the level of media coverage for mass shooting events is about right, up from 33% four years ago, while 15% think there isn’t enough coverage. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Americans Agree Halloween is For All

    While it may not rank high in importance, Halloween’s not just for kids anymore.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults say Halloween is a holiday for both kids and adults, down slightly from 61% who said the same two years ago.  Just 35% think Halloween is a holiday just for kids. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 25 and 28, 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 Oppose Third Gender Option on IDs

    Canada last year became the 10th country to allow residents to choose a gender option other than male or female on their passports, but most Americans agree with the Trump administration’s current consideration of limiting the definition of gender strictly to biology and oppose a third gender option on legal documents in this country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of American Adults oppose allowing a third gender option on passports, drivers’ licenses and other official forms of identification. Thirty-one percent (31%) favor a third gender option, but 19% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • More Parents Feel Bullying Is Schools' Responsibility, Not Theirs

    Many Americans continue to feel the impact of bullying but now are more convinced that schools rather than parents need to do something about it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of American Adults say they or someone in their family have experienced a problem with school bullying. Forty-three percent (43%) have not had a family problem with bullying, but 11% are not sure. This is consistent with past surveying. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 17-18, 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

  • Despite Bankruptcy, Americans Still Like Sears

    Sears joins a growing list of retail giants to file for bankruptcy, as Americans continue to gravitate to online shopping outlets such as Amazon. Still, most Americans like Sears and have purchased an item from the department store at some point in their lives.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of American Adults have at least a Somewhat Favorable impression of Sears, Roebuck and Co., including 18% who have a Very Favorable opinion. Twenty-three percent (23%) view Sears unfavorably, but only five percent (5%) have a Very Unfavorable view of the store. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 15-16, 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.

  • Few Faced the Flu, But Still Plan to Vaccinate

    Flu season didn’t hit too many Americans last winter, but nonetheless, most still plan to get a flu shot this year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 17% of American Adults had the flu last winter. Seventy-nine percent (79%) did not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 11 & 14, 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.

  • Nearly Half Favor Student Depression Screenings

    Schools in New Jersey may soon be required to screen all middle and high school students for depression, and with teen suicide rate climbing, many think that’s a good idea.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of American Adults favor the screening of students for depression in the state where they live. Just 33% oppose the idea, while 20% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • More Than One-in-Four Have Lost Someone to Breast Cancer

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and more than a quarter of Americans have lost someone to the disease.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 28% of American Adults have close friends or relatives who have died from breast cancer. This shows little change from previous years.  Two-thirds (66%) of Americans have not lost a loved one to breast cancer. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 1-2, 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.

  • Few Think Social Media Sites Can Edit Themselves in An Unbiased Way

    Americans agree that social media sites need to do a better job of separating fact from opinion in their feeds but have very little confidence that they'll do it fairly.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults think social media and news sites should clearly separate news pieces from opinion, editorial and commentary. Just 16% disagree. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 25-26, 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 Say 'No' to 'Pot' and 'Stoner'

    The newly legalized marijuana industry in California is trying to discourage the use of terms like “pot” and “stoner” because they think they carry a negative connotation, and even pot smokers tend to agree.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 36% of American Adults say the words “pot” and “stoner” carry a negative meaning to them, while just eight percent (8%) think they have a positive meaning. Forty-five percent (45%) say the words fall somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 19-20, 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.

  • 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.