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June 10, 2021

Americans Aren’t Too Worried About UFOs

Most Americans have never seen a UFO and don’t think mysterious space objects are a threat to our national security, but they do believe intelligent life exists on other planets.

June 8, 2021

Religious Belief Declines Among Younger Americans

Most Americans consider themselves religious and believe in an afterlife, but both views have significantly declined among those under 40.

June 4, 2021

70% of Americans Now Streaming Movies

Online streaming services have grown increasingly popular and more than two-thirds of Americans are now streaming movies and TV programs at home.

May 19, 2021

59% Very Concerned About Cyberterrorism

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.

May 11, 2021

Most Americans Are Proud of Our History, But Many Democrats Disagree

Denunciations of our nation’s past haven’t made much headway with most Americans, who are still proud of their country’s history, but that pride is unevenly distributed along party lines.

April 15, 2021

Americans Confident in Online Commerce, But Don’t Trust Social Media Companies

After a data breach exposed Facebook users’ information, most Americans trust social media companies less than they do online retailers.

March 24, 2021

Most Aren’t in the Market for a New Car

About a third of Americans are thinking about getting a new car this year, and many say they are driving less.

March 17, 2021

75% Support Voter ID Laws

As the U.S. Senate considers legislation that would revamp America’s election laws, voters still overwhelmingly support laws requiring that voters show identification before casting a ballot.

March 5, 2021

Americans Wary of Making COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory

Can employers require workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus? At least one lawsuit has already been filed against such a workplace requirement, and Americans aren’t sure employers should be able to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory.

February 26, 2021

Americans Say Teaching Is an Important Job That Most Wouldn’t Want to Do

Amid concerns about schools reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans overwhelmingly consider teaching an important job, but most wouldn’t want to do it.

February 24, 2021

Most Americans See Homelessness as Primarily a State and Local Issue

President Biden has promised billions of dollars in new federal spending to fight homelessness, but most Americans believe the problem is primarily a responsibility of state and local governments.

February 18, 2021

Just 25% of Americans Say They’re Overweight

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42% of Americans are obese, but a much lower percentage actually consider themselves overweight.

February 16, 2021

66% Say News Media Sacrifice Accuracy for Speed

Americans overwhelmingly say the media should care more about getting a story right than about getting it first, but two-thirds believe it’s usually the other way around.

February 12, 2021

Voters Don’t Trust Social Media Censorship

Social media censorship made news again with Twitter’s announcement that former President Trump’s ban from the platform will be permanent, but most voters don’t trust social media companies to censor content fairly.

January 29, 2021

Americans Don’t Want Chiefs, Braves to Change Mascots

Washington’s NFL franchise rushed to dump their “Redskins” mascot last year, but most Americans are against other pro teams changing their Native American sports mascots.

January 27, 2021

60% ‘Very Concerned’ About COVID-19 Financial Impact

Despite the advent of vaccinations against COVID-19, a majority of Americans are very concerned about the financial impact of the pandemic.

January 21, 2021

Only 19% View Celebrities as Good Role Models

Celebrities like Tom Hanks and Lady Gaga were part of what the media called President Biden’s “star-studded” inauguration this week, but most Americans don’t have a very high opinion of show-business stars.

January 19, 2021

36% Say Postal Service Was Worse This Holiday Season

If your mail hasn’t been arriving on time in recent weeks, you’re not alone. More than 40% of Americans rate the performance of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as fair or poor, and many say it was worse over the holidays than in previous years.

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.

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.