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November 27, 2020

33% Still Plan In-person Black Friday Shopping

With anti-coronavirus restrictions being reimposed in many areas, Americans are less likely to do any in-person Black Friday shopping this year, while online holiday shopping appears ready to edge past last year’s record pace.

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November 25, 2020

Many Still Plan to Travel This Thanksgiving

Health officials have encouraged Americans not to travel this Thanksgiving to prevent a coronavirus surge, but travel plans appear to be down only slightly.

November 20, 2020

Democrats Are More Enthusiastic About COVID Vaccine Since Biden Won

Democrats are a lot more eager to get the anti-coronavirus vaccine now that it appears Joe Biden will be administering the shot.

November 18, 2020

More Americans See Positive COVID Results But Little Change in State Restrictions

As positive COVID cases cross the 11 million mark in the United States, more Americans are now saying they or someone in their immediate family have gotten a positive test result. But even as these numbers climb, there has been little perceived change in how states are handling lockdown restrictions.

October 28, 2020

Democrats Are Far More Fearful of COVID ‘Dark Winter’ Than Others

Democrats strongly agree with their nominee Joe Biden that America is entering “a dark winter” because of the coronavirus, but other voters aren’t nearly as gloomy. President Trump is more upbeat, promising a COVID-19 vaccine soon, and most voters say they’re likely to get one.

September 25, 2020

Most Are Sending Their Kids Back to School If They’re Open

Just over half of Americans report that schools are open for in-person teaching where they live, and most parents in these communities are sending their kids back to school despite the lingering coronavirus threat. Perhaps in part that’s because parents question whether at-home learning is working.

September 18, 2020

45% Say Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize

President Trump has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize following the new U.S.-brokered peace deals in the Middle East. Americans are evenly divided over whether he deserves it.

September 4, 2020

Most Agree With Trump On Need for ‘Patriotic Education’

Voters feel better about America’s public schools these days, but most agree with President Trump that we need to restore patriotic education to the curriculum.

September 3, 2020

As Coronavirus Lingers, Most Worry More About Their Health Than Their Wallet

Despite the easing of the lockdown in many communities, concern about the coronavirus has changed little from earlier this summer. Most Americans worry more about the virus’ health impact than how it will hurt their pocketbooks.

August 17, 2020

Unionizing College Players Is A Winner for Their Biggest Fans

Players in the collegiate Pac-12 Conference are pushing for unionization and with it payment for their play. Most Americans don’t like either idea, but for close fans of college athletics, the time has come.

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August 11, 2020

Americans Grow More Critical of Teachers’ Unions

Most parents want their kids to go back to school in the fall, but teachers’ unions nationwide are fighting efforts to reopen. Americans, especially those with children, are now more critical of those unions and suspect that they have too much influence over local school operations.

August 6, 2020

Americans Are Less Eager To Get Coronavirus Vaccine

Americans are closely divided over whether an anti-coronavirus vaccine is coming by the end of the year, but a sizable number are willing to be guinea pigs to get the job done. Most still say they’re likely to get the vaccine when it’s here but not as many as three months ago.

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July 31, 2020

Reaction to Sports Promotion of BLM Is More Negative Than Positive

Americans are sending more negative signals than positive ones over the decision by many professional sports organizations to promote the controversial Black Lives Matter movement.

July 29, 2020

51% Say Their State Is Reinstating Coronavirus Restrictions

The vast majority of Americans say their immediate family has escaped the coronavirus so far, but just over half say their state has started tightening up again because of the surge of new cases.

July 24, 2020

Americans Say Blacks More Racist Than Whites, Hispanics, Asians

Americans believe blacks are more racist than whites, Hispanics and Asians in this country.

July 23, 2020

Most Parents Want Schools to Reopen In The Fall

As the coronavirus lockdown loosens in many states, most parents of school-age children think schools should reopen this fall and say it will be bad for students if they do not.

July 17, 2020

For Most, Political Correctness Is Killing Freedom of Speech

Most Americans continue to see political correctness as a problem that is killing free speech in this country.

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July 13, 2020

Americans Turn Against Washington Redskins’ Name

Support for the long-standing name of Washington, DC’s professional football franchise has fallen dramatically, so perhaps it’s no surprise that the Washington Redskins have reportedly decided to change their name.

July 10, 2020

Support Grows for Punishing Those Who Don’t Wear Face Masks

With America emerging from the coronavirus lockdown, use of face masks has risen, and Americans are more sympathetic to penalties for those who don’t wear one in public.

July 3, 2020

Only 40% Think Founders Would Consider America A Success This 4th of July

Respect for the Fourth of July is down this year, although most still recognize that it marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But Americans aren’t so sure the Founding Fathers who signed that important document would be happy with the country they initiated this day.