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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.

May 31, 2007

Hurricane Season: 33% Think U.S. Better Prepared than Last Year

As the hurricane season begins, 33% of American adults believe the U.S. is better prepared this year than last year.

May 30, 2007

Poll: 61% View O’Donnell Unfavorably

Seventy-three percent (73%) of Americans have read, seen or hear about recent stories about Rosie O’Donnell’s early departure from her latest TV venture--“The View.”

May 25, 2007

Poll: 76% Have Favorable Opinion of the Military

This Memorial Day, 76% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the U.S. military. Just 14% have an unfavorable opinion. The celebrations hit close to home for millions of Americans. Sadly, 30% know someone who has given their life while serving the country.

May 22, 2007

Fans See Sparks as Next American Idol

Finalists Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis will get one last chance to impress the American public and walk away with the title of American Idol and a recording contract.

May 21, 2007

23% Agree with Pope on Denying Communion to Pro-Choice Politicians

Pope Benedict XVI is viewed favorably by 44% of American adults and unfavorably by 26%. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey found that 30% have no opinion one way or the other.