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  • Toilet Paper’s In Short Supply, But Most Say, ‘Don’t Blame Me’

    Most Americans report a toilet paper shortage where they live thanks to the coronavirus but say they personally are not to blame.

    Just 16% of American Adults say they are buying more toilet paper these days than they normally do, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. Eighty-two percent (82%) say they are not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted March 25-26, 2020 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.

  • Americans Feel More Confidence in Public Health System

    Americans are more concerned about their personal safety when it comes to the coronavirus, but they’re regaining confidence in the U.S. public health system to tackle the disease.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 84% of American Adults are now concerned personally about the coronavirus threat, with 49% who are Very Concerned. This compares to 65% and 33% just two weeks ago. Only 14% are not very or Not At All Concerned personally about the virus. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted March 23-24, 2020 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.

  • 32% Say Coronavirus Has Thrown Them or A Family Member Out of Work

    One-third of Americans say they or someone in their close family is now unemployed thanks to the coronavirus. A whopping nine-out-of-10 are worried about the virus hitting them in the pocketbook.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 32% of American Adults say they or someone in their immediate family has lost their job because of the coronavirus. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted March 19 and 22, 2020 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.

  • Many Still Going to the Office Despite Coronavirus Threat

    A sizable majority of Americans plan to spend most of their time at home in the weeks ahead in response to the coronavirus threat, but many will continue to go to the office.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults plan to spend most of their time at home in the near future. Nineteen percent (19%) do not, while 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted March 17-18, 2020 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 Aren’t Worried About Food Supply As Virus Continues

    Americans plan to continue to grocery shop in the face of the coronavirus threat, and most aren’t worried that food and other necessary items will become hard to find.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 75% of American Adults are going to continue to shop for food. Just 12% plan to have food delivered to their house instead. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted March 17-18, 2020 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 Homelessness Made Worse By Actions of Some Cities, States

    As President Trump pressures California to tackle its worsening homelessness problem, most Americans continue to believe some cities and states make the problem worse for themselves and say it’s not up to the federal government to solve it for them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online poll finds that 55% of American Adults think government policies and practices encourage increased homelessness in some cities and states more than others. Just 16% disagree, while 29% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted February 20 & 23, 2020 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.

  • Americans Look A Lot Less Kindly on Boy Scouts

    Favorable opinions of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have fallen to an all-time low following the organization’s announcement this week that it is declaring bankruptcy in the face of hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits. Americans are also less enthusiastic about scouting in general.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults have a favorable opinion of the Boy Scouts, with 20% who have a Very Favorable one. But that overall finding is down dramatically from 75% in the summer of 2017. Positive opinions of the BSA sank to a previous low of 59% in April 2014 after the organization agreed to admit openly gay youngsters as scouts but refused to allow gay men to be scoutmasters.

    Twenty-nine percent (29%) view the Boy Scouts unfavorably, but that includes Very Unfavorables of only 11%. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted February 18-19, 2020 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.

  • Americans Worry More About Coronavirus Despite Media Hype

    Americans are growing more concerned about the threat of coronavirus but also tend to think the media is overhyping the deadly disease that erupted out of China.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults are personally concerned about the coronavirus threat, with 25% who are Very Concerned. This compares to 56% and 18% less than a month ago. Thirty-seven percent (37%) don’t share that concern, but that includes only 11% who are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted February 12-13, 2020 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.

  • Americans Are Confident U.S. Health System Can Handle Coronavirus

    Most Americans are worried about the rapidly spreading coronavirus but feel confident the U.S. public health system is up to the challenge.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of American Adults correctly predicted that the coronavirus outbreak in China was likely to spread to the United States, with 31% who said it was Very Likely. Just 19% thought the spread of the virus to America was not very or Not At All Likely. Several cases of coronavirus were confirmed by U.S. authorities over the weekend. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted January 23 and 26, 2020 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.

  • Americans Show More Hope About Race Relations

    Americans are more optimistic about race relations in this country than they have been in several years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 34% of American Adults rate race relations in America as good or excellent, matching the high that was previously released in 2014. That’s up from 25% a year ago and an all-time low of 18% in 2016, Barack Obama’s final year in the White House.

    Thirty-one percent (31%) still view race relations as poor, consistent with findings in recent years but up from a low of 15% in 2011. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted January 19-20, 2020 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 Veto Warren’s ‘Day One’ Plan to Erase Student Loan Debt

    Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed this week to go around Congress and begin cancelling $640 billion in student loan debt on her first day in office if she is elected president. But most voters oppose the Massachusetts Democrat’s plan, and even more think Congress needs to have a say in the matter.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 34% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a government plan like Warren’s to cancel student debt for most borrowers. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed, while 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 15-16, 2020 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.

  • Americans Are Less Supportive of Plastic Bag Ban

    States and localities throughout the country are debating whether to outlaw the use of disposable plastic bags, even as Americans nationwide appear less agreeable to the idea.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of American Adults still favor a ban on plastic bags in their state, but that’s down from 44% two years ago. Thirty-six percent (36%) supported such a ban when we first asked about it in 2014. A plurality (48%) opposes a plastic bag ban in their home state, while 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted January 9 and 12, 2020 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 Now Think Jeffrey Epstein Was Murdered

    Most Americans now believe disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was murdered in jail because he knew too much.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that just 21% of American Adults think Epstein actually committed suicide while in jail which is the official explanation for his death. Fifty-two percent (52%) say it’s more likely that he was murdered to prevent him from testifying against powerful people with whom he associated. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are undecided which is more likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted January 7-8, 2020 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.

  • It’s New Year’s Day – So What!

    Americans still don’t think much of New Year’s Day as far as holidays go, and most were planning to be well-behaved last night when welcoming in the new year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 10% of American Adults consider New Year’s Day to be one of our nation’s most important holidays. Twenty-five percent (25%) regard it as one of the least important holidays, while 59% rate it somewhere in between. That’s in line with surveys for years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 26 and 29, 2019 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.

  • 50% Have A Kiss on Their List This New Year’s Eve

    Most Americans will once again welcome the new year from home, and for many a kiss will be on the agenda.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 65% of American Adults plan to be at home at midnight when 2020 arrives. Thirteen percent (13%) intend to be at a friend’s house, while four percent (4%) will welcome the new year from a restaurant or bar. Twelve percent (12%) think they will be somewhere else. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 26 and 29, 2019 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.

  • Excitement About Year Ahead Is At A New High

    Americans are more optimistic about the year ahead than they have been in a long time. With a presidential election coming in November, it’s interesting to note that Republicans are a lot more enthusiastic about 2020 than Democrats are.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of American Adults think 2020 will be at a minimum a good year. That’s up dramatically from 54% a year ago and includes 22% who say it will be an excellent year and 20% who predict it will be one of the best years ever.

    The previous high was 62% who had a positive outlook following the 2016 election as 2017 dawned. Only 47% felt that way about 2015, and optimism was even lower in the years prior to that.

    Just 15% think 2020 will only be a fair year, while six percent (6%) think it will be a poor one. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 26 and 29, 2019 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.

  • For Most, Christmas Is Still The Best Holiday

    Christmas still ranks first in the hearts of Americans.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of American Adults think Christmas is one of our nation’s most important holidays. Only seven percent (7%) see it as one of our least important, while 33% rate it somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 22-23, 2019 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.

  • Many Still Have Holiday Shopping To Do

    A sizable number of Americans appear to be giving excuses tomorrow morning when it comes to their Christmas gifts.

    Fifteen percent (15%) of American Adults say they have not started their holiday gift shopping yet, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. That’s comparable to last year at this time but down from a recent high of 19% in 2017. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 22-23, 2019 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.

  • Christmas Cards Bounce Back

    Christmas trees are just as popular as ever, but sending cards for the holiday season appears to be making a comeback.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of American Adults say they will send Christmas cards this year. That matches the high from 2012, a finding that had fallen as low as 45% in 2017 but had rebounded slightly to 49% a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 16-17, 2019 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.

  • Jesus KOs Santa Again This Year

    For sizable majorities of Americans, it’s no contest again this year: Jesus wins over Santa, and “Merry Christmas” beats “Happy Holidays.”

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of American Adults believe Christmas should be more about Jesus Christ than about Santa Claus. Just 16% put the emphasis on Santa, while 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 10-11, 2019 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.