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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls - Week Ending May 22, 2021

In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:

- President Biden ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 52%.

- Most Americans approve the recent recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear masks, but Republicans are most pleased.

- In the wake of the hacking attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline, most Americans are worried about threats to the nation’s computer network.

- How big is the U.S. national debt? How many Americans don’t have health insurance? What’s the top tax rate? If you watch liberal news media, you’re more likely to get those answers wrong.

- In the wake of Hamas rocket attacks on Israel, most voters believe the risk of war in the Middle East has grown.

- A majority of conservative voters say Fox News Channel is their preferred source for TV news, but Newsmax and One America News (OAN) have gained viewers in the past year.

- While President Joe Biden urges Congress to spend billions of dollars for new programs, most voters don’t think government spends taxpayer money wisely and want a less active role for government.

- A majority of Americans think it’s likely that robots and computers will do most jobs in the future, but fewer than one-in-seven believe their own job could be done by a robot.

The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of May 9-13, 2021, rose to 88.1, up from 86.9 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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