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January 31, 2007

Poll: 17% of Computer Users Will Buy Vista Soon

After six years and a six billion dollar investment, Microsoft released Vista on January 30. By the time of the launch, most Americans (53%) had already read, seen, or heard new stories about the first upgrade of the company’s flagship operating system since Windows XP.

January 26, 2007

Super Bowl Poll: 58% of Fans Expect Colts’ Victory

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of America’s football fans believe that Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts will win it all on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4.

January 22, 2007

Poll: Just 12% Prefer Winter Vacations

Whether it’s skiing on the snowy mountains or ice skating in Rockefeller Center, a vacation can be a royal getaway for those who crave the cold.

January 20, 2007

Super Bowl Poll: 28% Colts 24% Saints, Patriots

Twenty-eight percent (28%) of NFL football fans think this will be the year when Peyton Manning leads the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl Championship.

January 17, 2007

Poll: 30% Believe Embryonic Stem Cell Research Morally Wrong

Two-out-of-three Americans (66%) believe that “embryonic stem cell research" is at least somewhat likely to lead to cures to previously incurable diseases.

January 15, 2007

NFL's Top-Seed Eliminated from NFL Playoffs

The San Diego Chargers were the top pick of football fans to win it all this playoff season, but Tom Brady and the New England Patriots had other plans.

January 13, 2007

Football Fans See AFC as Dominant in Super Bowl Hunt

While no individual team is seen as the dominant favorite in the Super Bowl competition, America’s football fans clearly see the AFC as far stronger than the NFC.

January 13, 2007

Celebration of King's Holiday Divides Along Racial Lines

As Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Day, 84% have a favorable opinion of the assassinated Civil Rights leader.

January 3, 2007

Lower Job Satisfaction Prompts Year-End Decline in Worker Confidence

The Hudson Employment Index (SM) fell 2.6 points to 102.7 in December, primarily as a result of lowered job satisfaction and increased job loss concerns. The monthly measure lost ground following a nearly four point rise in November.

December 30, 2006

42% Will Make New Year's Resolution

Forty-two percent (42%) of Americans say that they will make a New Year’s Resolution for 2007.

December 30, 2006

Majority Say They're Likely to Keep Their New Year's Resolutions

Forty-two percent (42%) of Americans say that they will make a New Year’s Resolution for 2007.

December 29, 2006

More Will Pray Than Drink on New Year’s Eve

Seventy-one percent (71%) of Americans will offer a prayer for the New Year on New Year’s Eve. Thirty-six percent (36%) will have a drink to welcome in 2007.

December 28, 2006

2006: 44% Say it Was a Good Year

Four percent (4%) of Americans rate 2006 as one of the best years ever. Another 40% say it was a good or an excellent year.

December 26, 2006

Small Business Economic Confidence Dips

Small business owners' confidence in the U.S. economy dipped somewhat in December, although optimism about the year ahead still remains high, according to the monthly Discover (R) Small Business Watch (SM).

December 22, 2006

Four Days Left: 17% Still Haven’t Started Shopping

On Thursday, December 21, more than a million Americans bought their last Christmas gift of 2006. Hundreds of thousands more finally got around to starting their shopping.

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December 22, 2006

Four Days to Go: 17% Still Haven’t Started Shopping

On Thursday, December 21, more than a million Americans bought their last Christmas gift of 2006. Hundreds of thousands more finally got around to starting their shopping.

The final Rasmussen Reports holiday shopping poll of the season found that 53% of Americans have finished shopping heading into the final weekend before Christmas. That’s up from 48% the day before and 23% a week ago. Forty-two percent (42%) of all adults say they still have shopping left to do this weekend while 5% are not sure.

December 21, 2006

Five Days to Go: 48% Have Finished Shopping

Over the past week, one-quarter of all American adults (25%) finished their Christmas shopping. With just five days to go, that brings the total to 48% who have already bought their last holiday gift.

December 19, 2006

Americans Divided on Cause of Global Warming

American voters tend to see Global Warming as a serious problem but are divided as to whether it’s caused by human activities or long-term planetary trends.

December 19, 2006

Poll: 77% Celebrate Christmas as a Religious Holiday

Rasmussen Reports surveys conducted this season have found that between 87% and 90% of American adults will celebrate Christmas in some form or another.

December 19, 2006

Few Following Progress of Discovery Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle Discovery has routinely done what once seemed amazing—a night launch, docking with an International Space Station, completing four walks in space, and more. But, few Americans find it amazing any more.