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December 9, 2008

66% Cutting Back On Gift Giving This Year

In another measure of the country's troubled economy, two-out-of-three adults (66%) are cutting down on the number of people they are buying gifts for this year and concentrating on their families this holiday season.

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December 5, 2008

Minnesota More Confident than Illinois About an NFL Playoff Bid

The Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears are in first and second place in the National Football Conference Northern division respectively, and Vikings fans are much more confident than their rivals about a playoff bid.

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December 2, 2008

Just 25% Concerned about TV Reception in February Transition

When TV turns digital this February, only a quarter (25%) of adults say they are at least somewhat concerned about their reception following the transition. Just 11% are Very Concerned.

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December 2, 2008

Holiday Sales Picture Improves Slightly

Holiday shoppers are feeling a little more generous now than a month ago despite the seemingly endless flow of economic bad news, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

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November 28, 2008

77% Say Children Should Say Pledge At School Every Day

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of U.S. voters say school children should say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning at school, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

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November 27, 2008

68% Prefer “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays”

Christmas is just around the corner, and a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% of American adults prefer stores to show signs saying “Merry Christmas” rather than "Happy Holidays."

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November 27, 2008

Most Adults Have A Lot to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Today, Americans will express their gratitude for the good things they and others have in life. According to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, most adults (86%) say they have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, even in a time of historic economic uncertainty. Only seven percent (7%) say they do not.

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November 25, 2008

72% Say Christmas Season Comes Too Soon

With stores starting their Christmas sales in October and radio stations playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving, 72% of Americans say the joyous holiday season now comes too early.

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November 20, 2008

57% Eating Out Less Than Six Months Ago

With the country in the midst of an historic economic slowdown, over half of Americans (57%) say they are going out to eat less often now than they were six months ago, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

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November 17, 2008

56% Say Lower Prices Will Send Them to Wal-Mart

With consumer confidence at the lowest levels ever, shoppers are looking for the best prices this year. Wal-Mart has announced it will be lowering prices every week until Christmas, and a new Rasmussen Reports survey shows that 56% of adults will take advantage of the superstore’s lower prices this holiday season.

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November 12, 2008

45% Say More Bond Movies Should Be Made

Bond’s back, and, as far as 45% of Americans are concerned, it’s a welcome return.

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November 9, 2008

79% Have High Regard for U.S. Military This Veterans Day

Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Americans have a favorable opinion of the U.S. military, and 45% regard Veterans Day as one of the nation’s most important holidays. The military’s favorability rating is up eight points from a Rasmussen Reports survey for Veterans Day a year ago.

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November 7, 2008

Most Adults Plan on Spending Less on Holiday Gifts This Year

The current economic problems have drastically reduced consumer spending, and holiday shopping is no exception. Most adults (66%) expect to spend less than last year on gifts this holiday season, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

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October 30, 2008

39% See Gas Below $2 per Gallon By Year’s End

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Americans believe it is at least somewhat likely that gasoline will drop below $2 per gallon before the end of the year, but nearly as many (33%) say it will cost over $4 a gallon by then, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

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October 28, 2008

65% Say Natural Gas-Run Cars Likely in 10 Years

Oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens has been campaigning nearly as hard this year as John McCain and Barack Obama, but his cause is to lessen America’s dependence on foreign oil through wind, solar power and vehicles powered by natural gas.

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October 25, 2008

25% of Adults Plan to Dress Up This Halloween

Boo! Halloween is just around the corner, and not just children are dressing up for the “spook-takular” holiday.

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October 22, 2008

Only 15% Say Madonna Good Role Model for Women

Madonna’s certainly no stranger to media coverage. Her highly publicized split with husband Guy Ritchie is the hottest show biz gossip going.

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October 16, 2008

Only 37% Leaning More Toward A Hybrid Car

Despite skyrocketing gas prices over the past year, just 37% of Americans say they are more likely now to buy an energy-efficient hybrid car than they were 12 months ago. Over half (52%) say they are not more likely to buy one.

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October 14, 2008

40% Say Politics At Play in Nobel Prizes

A day after the sixth and final Nobel Prize winner was announced, a plurality of Americans (40%) believe politics plays a role in deciding who is honored.

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October 10, 2008

Fans Choose Pedroia, Pujols for League MVP’s

As the final four teams battle it out in October, fans have chosen which players should win the top honors this season in Major League Baseball.