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December 18, 2006

71% Rate Christmas As Most Important Holiday

Seventy-one percent (71%) of Americans consider Christmas one of the nation’s most important holidays. That figure is higher than for any other holiday.

December 14, 2006

65% Say Jesus is the Reason for the Season

Sixty-five percent (65%) of American adults say that the holiday season should focus more on the birth of Jesus.

December 14, 2006

28% Have Not Started Holiday Shopping

With only 12 shopping days left until Christmas, 28% of Americans have so far failed to purchase a single gift.

December 11, 2006

Home for the Holidays

The final holiday countdown is on and of all of the arrangements to be made, travel plans are not high on the list this year. Sixty percent (60%) of American adults plan to spend the holidays at home.

December 7, 2006

Kramer in Crisis

Actor Michael Richards, best known for his role as the eccentric Cosmo Kramer on “Seinfeld,” earns unfavorable reviews from 42% of the American public. Thirty-two percent (32%) view him favorably.

December 4, 2006

51% Say Holiday Season is Joyful

Although they’ve been doing battle at the shopping malls to find the perfect gifts, 51% of respondents to a Rasmussen Reports survey about holiday shopping say they find this time of the year joyful.

December 1, 2006

62% Will Have Christmas Trees

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Americans will be decorating a Christmas tree this year. A Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 22% say they’ll skip this holiday tradition.

November 29, 2006

Shopping Season Officially Underway

Fifty-two percent (52%) of Americans have started their holiday shopping, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports holiday shopping survey.

November 24, 2006

69% Prefer “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays”

Of the many stress-inducing activities that typically are part of the holidays, how to express season’s greetings never used to be high on the list. Recently, however, the traditional “Merry Christmas” has become somewhat of a taboo expression.

November 24, 2006

Thanksgiving Rated Second Most Important Holiday

During the past six months, Rasmussen Reports has been asking Americans to rate the nation’s holidays and the clear winner so far is the Fourth of July.

November 23, 2006

81% Will Serve Turkey on Thanksgiving

When Americans gather around their dining tables this Thursday to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, the overwhelming majority will have the traditional centerpiece to their meals: turkey.

November 17, 2006

ID Theft Concerns 83%

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey found that 83% of American adults are at least somewhat concerned about identity theft. This includes 47% who are “very concerned.”

November 15, 2006

40% Have Already Started Holiday Shopping

With only 40 shopping days left until Christmas, 56% of Americans need to hit the mall or the Web--they have not yet begun to shop for the holidays.

November 9, 2006

Fighting the Flu: 46% Plan to Get Flu Shot this Year

Flu season is around the corner and 46% of respondents to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey on this seasonal topic say they plan to receive the flu vaccine this year. Forty-seven percent (47%) will take their chances by skipping the shot.

November 9, 2006

26% of Baseball Fans Think Yankees will Win 2006 World Series

American baseball fans think the New York Yankees are most likely to win the 2006 World Series but the Detroit Tigers have more people pulling for them. Not surprisingly, the New York fans are also the most confident in their team’s chance.

November 9, 2006

Veterans Day 2006

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Americans have a favorable opinion of the U.S. military. That figure is unchanged from last year’s Veterans Day survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports. Just 11% report an unfavorable opinion of the U.S. military.

November 9, 2006

Veterans Day 2006

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Americans have a favorable opinion of the U.S. military. That figure is unchanged from last year’s Veterans Day survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports.

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November 8, 2006

69% of Americans Say They Exercise Regularly

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Americans say that exercise is an important part of their daily lives and 88% think that regular exercise can make you a healthier person. However, 20% of Americans do not exercise at all, according to a recent poll by Rasmussen Reports.

October 27, 2006

Only 24% Plan on Celebrating The "Spook"-tacular Holiday

With Halloween just around the corner, little ghouls and boys wait anxiously to trick-or-treat their way through their neigh-“boo”-hoods in order to show off their creative costumes and obtain an obscene amount of candy.

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October 25, 2006

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 61% Know Someone with Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sixty-one percent (61%) of American Adults say they know or knew someone diagnosed with breast cancer.