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November 17, 2023

45% Have Already Started Holiday Shopping

While the holiday shopping season traditionally begins on “Black Friday” – the day after Thanksgiving – many Americans aren’t waiting to buy gifts.

October 20, 2023

Who’s Rich and Who’s Middle Class?

More Americans now think they’re rich, but most still identify as middle class.

September 22, 2023

Fall Favorite Season for 40%

Tomorrow marks the official beginning of fall, and nearly half of Americans welcome the season.

September 6, 2023

How Bad Is Racism in America?

Although two-thirds of Americans agree that racism remains a serious problem, many still think we talk too much about race.

August 31, 2023

Generation Z: Ruined by Technology?

Most Americans don’t think “Generation Z” – born since the late 1990s – are better than earlier generations, and many blame Internet access for Gen Z’s problems.

August 23, 2023

36% Rate Public Schools ‘Poor’; Most Parents Approve Homeschooling

Less than a third of Americans think the country’s public schools are doing a good or excellent job, and most parents of school-age children approve of homeschooling.

August 9, 2023

36% of Americans Under 40 Have Considered Becoming ‘Influencers’

Although most Americans don’t pay much attention to so-called “influencers” on social media, many young adults have thought about pursuing such a career.

August 3, 2023

More Americans Think Kids Need Summer Camp

A larger majority of Americans now think summer camp is an important experience for children.

July 28, 2023

42% Say Opioid Crisis Getting Worse

Although concerns about the abuse of opioid drugs have eased somewhat, by more than a 2-to-1 margin, Americans say the problem has gotten worse in the past year.

July 26, 2023

More Americans Blame Climate Change for Summer Heat

How hot is it this summer? Hot enough that nearly two-thirds of Americans suspect climate change is to blame.

July 6, 2023

42% Say Movies Are Getting Worse

Most Americans say they’re not going to the movies as often as they did a few years ago, and the declining quality of Hollywood films seems to be a major reason.

June 30, 2023

Backyard Fireworks Remain Popular This Fourth of July

Sales of consumer fireworks are booming, and many Americans expect they’ll be lighting up their own backyard displays to celebrate Independence Day this year.

June 28, 2023

Florida Remains Favorite Place to Live

If they had their choice, nearly 1-in-5 Americans would rather live in Florida.

June 14, 2023

Aliens Among Us? Most Americans Suspect UFO Government Cover-Up

More than one-in-five Americans say they or someone they know has seen an unidentified flying object (UFO), and a majority think the government may be covering up the truth about UFOs.

June 8, 2023

More Plan Vacations This Summer

Perhaps boosted by lower gasoline costs, more Americans this year say they’re planning a vacation this summer.

May 26, 2023

Most Don’t Think High School Grads Are Ready for Work, College

With high school graduation season upon us, most Americans doubt that new graduates are prepared either to enter the job market or succeed in college.

May 12, 2023

Motherhood Matters, Americans Say

With Mother’s Day this Sunday, more Americans believe being a mom is an important job.

May 11, 2023

Frequent Shoppers Love Amazon the Most

Most Americans have a positive opinion of Amazon, and the online retail giant gets the highest ratings from customers who use the service most frequently.

May 5, 2023

Americans Trust Guns, Not Government

Most gun owners say they feel safer with a firearm in the house, and don’t think the government can be trusted to enforce gun control laws fairly.

April 27, 2023

Class of ’23 Faces Tough Job Market, Most Believe

With college graduation season approaching, a majority of Americans think new grads will have trouble finding jobs.