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December 30, 2008

Christmas Tops Holiday List, with New Year's Day Far Behind

As we ready ourselves to ring out the old and ring in the new, just 11% of adults say New Year's Day is one of the most important holidays of the year.

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December 29, 2008

60% Are Comfortable Using Credit Cards Online

Three-out-of-five U.S. adults (60%) say they are comfortable using a credit card for online purchases despite recent news reports of identity theft and poor computer security.

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December 28, 2008

Catholics, Protestants Practice Faith in Different Ways

While Catholics and Protestants both fall under the broad umbrella of Christianity, they practice their faith in different ways.

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December 27, 2008

83% Concerned with Identity Theft

While more and more Americans shop on the Internet, 83% of U.S. adults are still concerned about having their identities stolen online. According to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, just 15% are not concerned.

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December 26, 2008

Just 45% of Regular Churchgoers Have Close Friends Who Avoid Church

Martin Luther King, Jr. once commented that the Sunday morning Church hour was the most segregated hour in America. Forty years later, as the nation prepares to inaugurate its first African-American President, there are still plenty of predominantly white and black Churches.

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December 24, 2008

88% Celebrate Christmas This Year, 58% By Going to Church

Eighty-eight percent (88%) of American adults say they will be celebrating Christmas this holiday season, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

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December 24, 2008

74% Support Religious Displays on Public Property

No holiday season seems complete without legal battles over religious symbols displayed on public property, but 74% of American adults think such displays should be allowed.

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December 24, 2008

61% Say Life in U.S. Would Be Better if More Lived as Christians

With the Christmas season upon us, 61% of adults nationwide say life in the United States would be better if more Americans lived as Christians.

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December 23, 2008

20% Still Haven’t Started Christmas Shopping

With only two days left until Christmas, 20% of adults have not started their holiday shopping yet. But the latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows that 58% say they’ve finished their shopping.

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December 23, 2008

55% Less Likely to Travel During the Holidays This Year

More than half of adults (55%) say they are less likely to travel during the holiday season this year compared to past years. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that only eight percent (8%) are more likely to travel this year.

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December 23, 2008

Christians at Christmas

Forty-four percent (44%) of America’s adults attend Christian church services at least twice a month, and 92% of these regular churchgoers believe the God of the Bible is the one true God.

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December 21, 2008

64% Celebrate Christmas as a Religious Holiday

While the message sometimes gets lost in all the commercialization, 64% of Americans say they will celebrate Christmas this Thursday as a religious holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ.

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December 20, 2008

66% Say Christmas Is One of the Most Important Holidays

Two-thirds (66%) of American adults say Christmas is one of the nation’s most important holidays in a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

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December 18, 2008

22% Say Smoking Should Be Against The Law

Over one-out-of-five U.S. voters (22%) say the federal government should outlaw tobacco smoking, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

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December 17, 2008

State Football Roundup: Floridians More Confident About Bucs Playoff Bid than Dolphins

As the National Football League playoff picture begins to take shape, the battles for the two wild card positions in each conference are among the most intriguing stories as the season winds down. Recent Rasmussen Reports surveys in Florida, Georgia and Massachusetts examined the confidence among adults in those states in their team’s ability to make the post season tournament.

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December 17, 2008

47% Willing To Pay More for ‘Green’ Goods and Services

Forty-seven percent (47%) of U.S. voters say they are willing to pay more for goods and services if it means a cleaner environment, even as President-elect Obama promises to move ahead aggressively on both the economic and ecological fronts.

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December 16, 2008

31% Still Haven’t Started Holiday Shopping with Nine Days Left Until Christmas

With just one weekend left until Christmas Day, nearly a third of adults (31%) still have not started their holiday shopping yet. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 29% have already finished.

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December 16, 2008

69% Say Merry Christmas, but Few Offended by Happy Holidays

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Americans generally say “Merry Christmas” to greet people at this time of year, but 71% are not offended by others who say “Happy Holidays.”

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December 15, 2008

42% Likely to Watch Leno’s New Prime Time Show

Jay Leno, host of NBC's "The Tonight Show," is moving to prime time next fall, and 42% of adults are at least somewhat likely to watch his new show, according to a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

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December 14, 2008

Giants, Titans Favored for Super Bowl XLIII

With just three games left in the National Football League’s regular season, 22% of football fans think the New York Giants will win their second straight Super Bowl this year while 17% expect the Tennessee Titans to emerge victorious from the championship game.