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CURRENT EVENTS

  • Most Say ISIS Must Be Totally Destroyed To Stop Terror

    The radical Islamic State group (ISIS) has proudly taken credit for the slaughter of innocents earlier this week at a concert in Manchester, England, and voters here strongly agree with President Trump that ISIS needs to be totally wiped out.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 87% of Likely U.S. Voters consider ISIS a serious threat to the United States, with 61% who say it’s a Very Serious one. Just 10% describe the radical terror group as a not very or Not At All Serious threat to this country. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 23-24, 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 Say U.S.-Israel Relations Better for Middle East Than Ties to Saudis

    President Trump has visited both Saudi Arabia and Israel as part of his first foreign trip as President of the United States this week. But voters believe this country’s relationship with Israel is more important to stability in the Middle East than the relationship with Saudi Arabia is.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States’ relationship with Israel has helped stability in the Middle East. Just 33% say the same of our relationship with Saudi Arabia. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 21-22, 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 Say Saudis Need to Do More to Fight Radical Islamic Terrorism

    President Trump traveled to Saudi Arabia this week to reinvigorate the U.S.-Saudi alliance, but voters still think there’s a long way to go.

    Just 21% of Likely U.S. Voters now view Saudi Arabia as an ally of the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. That compares to 17% in January of last year and 26% in January 2015.

    Eleven percent (11%) consider the Saudis an enemy, but that’s down dramatically from the 29% of Americans who felt that way six years ago. Fifty-nine percent (59%) rate them somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 21-22, 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.

  • More Voters View Cyberattack As Act of War

    In the wake of the international WannaCry cyberattack, voters say cyberattacks from other countries do greater economic damage than military attacks do and believe more strongly than ever that such attacks should be seen as an act of war.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe a major cyberattack on the United States by another country should be viewed as an act of war. That’s up from 57% in late 2014 after alleged attacks by North Korea and Iran and 55% in April 2013 following a cyberattack on South Korea.  Only 17% now say such an attack should not be viewed as an act of war, but a sizable 21% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 15-16, 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.

  • Most Say It’s Impossible to Totally Protect U.S. Computer Network

    Voters are even more worried about the safety of America’s computer network during the ongoing international WannaCry cyberattack, but most recognize, too, that attacks of this nature can’t be totally avoided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 15-16, 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 Still Support Allowing Health Insurance To Be Sold Across State Lines

    There’s even stronger support for House Republicans’ proposal to allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines, but voters remain divided on proposed reforms for medical liability and malpractice. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 11 and 14, 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 Higher Costs, Lower Quality Care With Single-Payer System

    Support for a single-payer health care system reached a new high despite voters’ views that it will increase health care costs and hurt the quality of care.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% favor a single-payer health care system where the federal government provides coverage for everyone. Forty percent (40%) oppose a single-payer health care system, while 16% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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  • Voters Want Guaranteed Health Care, Even If Taxpayers Can’t Afford It

    Voters tend to believe it’s the government job to make sure Americans have health care, even though they doubt the government will do it fairly and question whether taxpayers can afford it.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government is responsible for making sure that all Americans have health care. Forty-two percent (42%) disagree, while 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

  • Negative Views of Putin Reach New High

    As the United States prepares to sit down with high-level Russian diplomats this week, disdain among U.S. voters for Russian leader Vladimir Putin has reached a new high.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 80% of Likely U.S. Voters have an unfavorable opinion of Putin, including 55% who have a Very Unfavorable one. Just 12% share a favorable impression of the Russian leader, with just two percent (2%) who hold a Very Favorable opinion. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 3-4, 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.

  • Can Most Americans Find North Korea on a Map?

    North Korea has been high on the minds of Americans lately, dominating the news and the talk in Washington, D.C. But despite its notoriety, Americans aren’t convinced they actually know where the communist nation is.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 31% of American Adults think most Americans can locate North Korea on a map. Fifty percent (50%) don’t think they could. Nineteen percent (19%) 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 27 & 30, 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.