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CURRENT EVENTS

  • Voters More Optimistic About U.S.-China Relations Following Trump’s Asia Trip

    President Trump just wrapped up a 12-day long trip to Asia, including a visit with Chinese President Xi Jingping, and voters think the trip may have made a difference in the future of Chinese-American relations.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 30% of Likely U.S. Voters now think America’s trade relationship with China will be better a year from now than it is today, but nearly as many (27%) think it will be worse. Another 33% think America’s trade relationship with China will be about the same in a year’s time, but 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 9 & 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.

  • Voters Want Stricter Enforcement of Gun Laws

    Following a mass shooting at a church in Texas that killed 26, voters think the country needs to do a better job enforcing gun laws already on the books, but they don’t think limiting gun ownership to government officials  is the answer.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of Likely U.S. Voters now think the United States needs stricter enforcement of existing gun control laws following the Texas shooting. That’s up from 61% in 2015, but down from 68% the year before  and 73% in late 2013.  Twenty-seven percent (27%), however, do not think the country needs to more strictly enforce existing gun laws. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 7-8, 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.

  • 52% Say U.S. Less Safe Today Than Before 9/11

    Following the recent terrorist attack in New York City, most voters continue to believe the United States is less safe today than it was before 9/11, and concern is growing among voters that such attacks are the biggest threat facing the country.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 31% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States today is safer than it was before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Fifty-two percent (52%) disagree and feel the country is less safe today since then. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 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.

  • Fewer Voters Want Legal Action Against Sanctuary Cities

    The murder trial of the illegal immigrant who allegedly murdered Kate Steinle, the woman behind “Kate’s Law,” began this week, while the topic of sanctuary cities has become a focal point in upcoming state gubernatorial campaigns. But while voters don’t believe sanctuary communities are safe, they’re less enthusiastic about taking legal action against them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. Justice Department should take legal action against cities or states that provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants, down from 50% a year ago and 62% in 2015. Just as many (45%) now don’t think the Justice Department should take legal action against these communities, up from 38%. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on October 22-23, 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.

  • 53% Now Support Contraceptive Mandate

    President Trump rolled back an Obama-era mandate that required employer-based health care plans to cover prescription contraceptives. But new polling shows that support for such a  mandate is up.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters think businesses should be required by law to provide health insurance that covers all government-approved contraceptives for women without co-payments or other charges to the patients, up from 43% in July 2014. Thirty-four percent (34%) don’t think companies should be required to meet the contraceptive mandate, which was implemented under the Affordable Care Act. That’s down from 47% in July 2014. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 12 and 15, 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.

  • Voters Favor EPA Reduction in CO2 Emissions, Are Torn on Environmental Impact

    The Trump administration plans to roll back an Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency regulation that requires a big drop in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030. Though voters would prefer to keep that regulation in place and are less concerned now about the costs involved in implementing the requirements, they’re still torn on the impact it will have on fighting global warming.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters favor an EPA regulation that requires a one-third drop in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants over the next 13 years, while 33% oppose such a regulation. Another 12% are not sure. This is generally unchanged from 2014, when the EPA first announced the new regulation. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

     

     

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on October 10-11, 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.

  • Voters Say EPA Regulations Need Congressional Approval

    The Environmental Protection Agency is rolling back a regulation that requires a big drop in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030, but most voters think they shouldn’t be allowed to make such calls without the approval of Congress.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think the EPA should be able to implement major regulations without congressional approval. Fifty-six percent (56%) disagree, but 19% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

     

     

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on October 10-11, 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.

  • Voters Still Highly Skeptical of Politicians Who Raise Gun Issues

    The mass shooting in Las Vegas has renewed talks of gun-control legislation in Congress, but most voters continue to question the motives of politicians who raise gun-related issues.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 15% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most politicians raise gun-related issues to address real problems. Seventy-four percent (74%) think politicians publicize their views on these issues to get elected, while 10% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 4-5, 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.

  • Voters Want More Gun Control, Less Sure It Will Work

    Voters see a need for tougher gun regulation following the Las Vegas massacre but remain closely divided over whether it would prevent future mass killings. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 4-5, 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.

  • 43% Say North Korea Thirsty for War with U.S.

    Attitudes toward North Korea are little changed despite the increasingly heated rhetoric between the United States and the rogue communist regime. But voters are less supportive these days of direct military action against North Korea. 

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the North Korean government wants a war with the United States, unchanged from July, and up slightly from 38% in March. Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree, compared to 30% in March, while 21% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on September 24-25, 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.