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September 6, 2007

Emmy Awards: Sheen & Fererra TV Fans' Pick to Win Top Comedy Nods

The Emmy awards will be announced on September 16, but if TV fans have their way, two-time nominee Charlie Sheen will win the Emmy for best actor in a comedy.

September 5, 2007

Patriots, Colts Seen as NFL Top Teams for 2007

The NFL season is about to begin and fans of the sport see the New England Patriots as the team most likely to emerge as champions when the season comes to an end.

September 3, 2007

55% Celebrate Labor Day as Unofficial End of Summer

Most Americans (55%) now celebrate Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 32% say they take the day to celebrate the contributions of workers in society.

August 24, 2007

School Has Come Again

It’s that time of year yet again! Time for parents to stock up on supplies, pack lunches and send their children off to one of the most dreaded days of the year—the first day of school.

August 24, 2007

59% Give Thumbs Up to Summer of 2007

Six percent (6%) of Americans rate the summer of 2007 as the best ever and another 53% said this summer was good or excellent.

August 16, 2007

Americans Over 50 Say TV is Best Source of News, Those Under 40 Cite Internet

Americans over 50 name television as the best way to get news and information in today’s world. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that adults under 40 name the Internet as the best source while 40-somethings are divided between those two worlds.

August 7, 2007

Rasmussen Reports Provides Polling Data For New Power of 10 Game Show

On this exciting new show, the contestant who can most accurately predict how the American public will respond to the most intriguing poll questions could walk away winning up to ten million dollars. Rasmussen Reports provides all polling data for the show. The show debuts on CBS Tuesday night, August 7, at 8:00 p.m. on each coast.

August 1, 2007

57% Better Off Than Four Years Ago, Just 26% Say Nation is Better Off

Americans are fairly upbeat about their own lives, but far more pessimistic when assessing the state of the nation.

July 27, 2007

Barry Bonds: 25% Favorable

As Barry Bonds closes in on the all-time major-league baseball home run record, 26% of all American adults are following news stories about the event at least Somewhat Closely.

July 24, 2007

Michael Vick - 57% Unfavorable

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has been one of the more popular and exciting players in the National Football League, but his recent troubles involving his participation in a dog fighting ring has taken its toll.

July 18, 2007

Harry Potter Doesn’t Cast Much of a Spell on Most Americans

Though avid Harry Potter fans are anxiously waiting for seventh and final release of the book series, most Americans don’t seem too interested in acquiring the next novel.

July 8, 2007

Skeptical of Performers’ Motives, Public Tunes Out Live Earth Event

The Live Earth concert promoted by former Vice President Al Gore received plenty of media coverage and hype, but most Americans tuned out.

July 4, 2007

Poll: 76% Likely to Watch Fireworks This Fourth of July

Most Americans plan to celebrate this Fourth of July with a big bang. Seventy-six percent (76%) say they’re likely to watch fireworks during the weekend, while just 22% won’t watch the sky sparkle.

June 28, 2007

Baseball Fans Expect Red Sox to Win Another World Series

A Rasmussen Reports midseason poll finds that baseball fans believe the Boston Red Sox are the favorite for the 2007 World Series.

June 24, 2007

Poll: 24% Rent Movies at Least Once a Week

Two-thirds of American adults (65%) at least occasionally rent movies for home viewing. Twenty-four percent (24%) say that they watch a movie at home at least once a week.

June 20, 2007

Poll: 66% Believe Stem Cell Research May Lead to Cures

On Wednesday, President Bush is prepared to veto stem cell research legislation, the second time he has used the veto pen for that purpose.

June 16, 2007

70% Say Being a Father is Important Role for Man to Play

Seventy percent (70%) of Americans say that being a father is the most important role for a man to fill in today’s world.

June 15, 2007

Most Americans Very Concerned About Profanity, Sex, Violence on TV

By a 57% to 35% margin, American adults believe that protecting children from indecency is more important than freedom of speech.

June 14, 2007

57% Believe Life on Other Planets Likely

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Americans say it is Somewhat or Very Likely that life exists on other planets. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% say life is Not Very Likely or Not at All Likely.

June 8, 2007

Paris Hilton Viewed Favorably by 12%

Pop diva Britney Spears and “The Simple Life” star Paris are both viewed unfavorably by 71% of American adults. Hilton, who was arrested for a DUI in September, is viewed favorably by a mere 12%, essentially unchanged from our previous survey.