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CURRENT EVENTS

  • Voters Like Obamacare More, But Still Expect Cost Hikes

    Obamacare remains the law of the land, but President Trump is calling for repeal after Republicans failed to move a replacement bill through the Senate. More voters than ever view Obamacare favorably and fewer expect the quality of care to suffer, but most still predict health care costs will keep rising. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 18-19, 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 Like Social Security More Than Ever

    Despite news from the newly released Social Security trustee’s report that the Social Security trust fund will be depleted by 2034, voters like the program more than ever before and have more faith that they will receive their promised benefits.

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 12-13, 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 See Anti-Semitism As a Serious Problem In U.S.

    While most voters believe that anti-Semitism is a serious problem in America, they don’t believe that sentiment is fueling criticisms of Israeli government policies.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters think anti-Semitism is at least a somewhat serious problem in America today, including 24% who believe it’s a Very Serious problem. Twenty-nine percent (29%) don’t believe anti-Semitism is a serious issue, with five percent (5%) who think it’s Not At all Serious. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 10-11, 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% Oppose Repeal of Obamacare If Fixes Can't Be Found

    President Trump has urged Congress to repeal Obamacare and fix it later if legislators can't agree on changes to it now. But while most voters agree the health care law hasn't been a success, they would rather leave it as is than throw it out completely.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters think it would be better for Congress and the president to repeal the existing health care law completely and start over if they cannot agree on what fixes to make. But 52% say it would be better to leave Obamacare alone until they can come to an agreement on changes. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on July 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.

  • Support Grows for Military Response to North Korea

    Voters here strongly believe world leaders need to confront North Korea with military force if necessary to end the rogue communist nation’s push for nuclear weapons. But a growing number say the United States should go it alone if necessary.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 75% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United Nations and the international community should do more – up to and including military action – to prevent North Korea’s further development of nuclear weapons. That’s up from 57% in January of last year. Just 11% disagree, while 14% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 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 Split on Funding Sanctuary Cities, Favor ‘Kate’s Law’

    The House passed legislation last week that cuts off some funding to cities that protect illegal immigrants and increases penalties for those who reenter the United States illegally after being deported. Voters strongly support the latter but are now closely divided regarding funds for sanctuary cities.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a law that would increase criminal penalties for illegal immigrants who enter the United States illegally again after being deported. Just 26% oppose such a law, while 12% 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 July 2-3, 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.

  • Most Voters Support Gay Marriage

    Two years since being legalized nationwide, more than half of voters continue to support same-sex marriage.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters favor gay marriage. That’s up just slightly from 51% last year and the highest level of support since Rasmussen Reports first began asking the question in 2013. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 26-27, 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: Changes to Obamacare Coming Soon

    Most voters continue to think President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans will make significant changes to Obamacare in the near future, but most also worry those changes will go too far.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters think it’s at least Somewhat Likely that President Trump and Republicans in Congress will make significant changes in Obamacare in the next six months. Thirty-one percent (31%) believe changes in President Barack Obama’s health care plan are unlikely. These figures include 35% who say it’s Very Likely changes are coming and 11% who feel they are Not at all Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on June 26-27, 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.

  • Most Uphold Baker’s Right to Refuse Gay Wedding Cake

    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a suburban Denver baker who was prosecuted for refusing for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Most voters agree the baker has the right to say no.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it should be legal for a baker to refuse for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Only 29% think the baker should be prosecuted for discrimination instead. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 26-27, 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 Give Edge Now to Amnesty Over Border Control

    There's been a dramatic shift in attitudes about illegal immigration in recent years, with voters now for the first time ever putting legalizing those here illegally over more border control.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters still think, when it comes to immigration reform, gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States. Slightly more (47%), however, believe that legalizing those who are already here is more important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 22 and 25, 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.