What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending July 3, 2021
In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:
- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 48%.
- As the Fourth of July approaches, most Americans still believe their country delivers on the Pledge of Allegiance’s promise of “liberty and justice for all.” Democrats, however, mostly think otherwise.
- Amid media reporting about the “Delta variant” of the COVID-19 virus, Democrats are more concerned than other voters about potential for a new surge of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Protesters last year made “Defund the Police” their slogan, but fewer than one in five voters think America should spend less on police, and a majority want to spend more.
- A majority of voters believe the Second Amendment still protects Americans against tyranny and don’t expect Congress to answer President Joe Biden’s demand for new gun control laws.
- Most Americans consider the Fourth of July one of our nation’s most important holidays, and recognize it celebrates signing of the Declaration of Independence. Far fewer, however, think the Founding Fathers would be happy with the current condition of the country they created.
- Most Americans believe that surveillance cameras reduce crime and increase public safety, and less than a third worry that they’re being spied on.
- Distrust of public health officials may be a major factor in people refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly a third of Americans believe officials are lying about vaccine safety, a number that rises to almost two-thirds among those who say they don’t intend to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
- The president earned a monthly job approval of 50% in June, down two points from May. Forty-eight percent (48%) disapproved of his job performance in June, up two points from 46% in April.
- The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of June 20-24, 2021, declined to 89.5, down from 90.9 two weeks earlier.
- Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction.
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