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October 9, 2008

36% of Baseball Fans Say Boston Red Sox Will Win World Series

Most baseball fans predict an American League team will prevail at the World Series this year, and over a third think that team will be the reigning champion Boston Red Sox.

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October 8, 2008

52% Plan To Get Flu Shots This Year

Just over half of adults (52%) say they intend to receive a flu shot this year, up from 44% last year, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

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October 7, 2008

Voters See Conflict Between Growth and the Environment

Fifty-four percent (54%) of Americans believe it is possible to drill offshore for oil without harming the environment, but nearly as many (48%) also acknowledge that there is a conflict between economic growth and environmental protection.

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September 30, 2008

Walking is Top Activity on Fall Weekends

Now that autumn is officially upon us, the top weekend activity for most Americans is simply a long walk outside.

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September 26, 2008

Americans Say, Don't Text While You Drive

For younger people especially, text messaging is becoming as common or more common than talking on the cellphone, the latter already the bane of many stuck in heavy traffic. Many states and localities have already restricted cellphone usage in a car, and there's a growing call for limits on text messaging next.

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September 21, 2008

53% Think Driving Age Should be 18 or Older

Just over a week ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety issued a new report urging lawmakers to raise the legal driving age to 18. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 53% of adults nationwide think it's a good idea.

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September 14, 2008

TV Fans Want Two and a Half Men & House to Win Emmys

This year’s Emmy award nominees for best comedy and drama include old favorites and first-time nominees. But who fans want to win isn’t necessarily who they think will win.

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September 14, 2008

TV Fans Select Laurie, Field, Carell and Applegate for Emmys

With this year's Emmy Awards just a week away, TV fans already know who they think will win the top acting awards in dramas and comedies, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

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September 13, 2008

A Little Exercise A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Doctors will tell you that regular exercise is a key to healthy living. A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that most adults say they heed their doctors’ advice.

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September 12, 2008

Most Adults Give Children’s Schools Good or Excellent Ratings

In a speech in Dayton, Ohio last week, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama told the crowd the failure of Washington to act on education reform is putting our nation in jeopardy. John McCain asked his audience at the Republican National Convention what the value is of equal access to a failing public education system.

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September 4, 2008

Radio Tops CD and MP3 Players With Music Fans

Radio still rules the roost for a plurality of music listeners, with CD players and MP3 players trailing and the good old record player a thing of the past.

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September 3, 2008

Great Days for The Dark Knight: Moviegoers Rate It Summer's Best Action Movie

In the battle of the blockbusters, Batman came out on top.

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September 2, 2008

Best summer ever? Just for a few

Hot fun in the summertime—you bet! But was it the best summer ever? According to just 5% of adults, it was. But that’s not the feeling from the 50% of adults who rate this summer as either fair or poor.

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September 1, 2008

54% Celebrate Labor Day As End of Summer, 33% Honor Workers

Most Americans (54%) now celebrate Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 33% say they take the day to celebrate the contributions of workers in society. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.

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August 26, 2008

52% Say Legal Drinking Age Should Remain 21

Just over half of Americans (52%) believe the legal drinking age should stay at 21. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 31% think it should be lowered to 18.

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August 21, 2008

Electric Cars, Nuclear Power Seen as Top Non-Drilling Alternatives to Foreign Oil

With energy policy at the center of the current presidential campaign, voters believe electric or hybrid cars and nuclear power plants are more likely than solar or wind power to significantly reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. Biofuels such as ethanol are seen as even less likely to help.

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August 21, 2008

Patriots are Top Pick to Win Super Bowl, but Peyton Tops Quarterbacks

Despite being upset by the New York Giants in last year’s Super Bowl, the New England Patriots are still considered likely to win the championship this year, according to fans. The latest survey of 620 football fans found that 16% think Tom Brady’s Patriots will take home their fourth championship trophy since 2001.

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August 12, 2008

Most Americans Would Choose Watching Olympics over Campaign Coverage

Most Americans have been following news stories on the presidential campaign more closely than the Olympic Games, but, given the choice, they would rather watch the games.

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August 11, 2008

Most Adults Say Starbucks is Overpriced

Seventy-three percent (73%) of adults say Starbucks Coffee is overpriced. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 6% disagree.

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August 10, 2008

72% Say Books Best for School Children

With school just around the corner, parents are shopping for new clothes and school supplies, but most adults say a textbook is the most important thing children need to get ahead.