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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Never one to shy away from controversy, Madonna is at it again with her current “Confessions” world tour. During one segment of her performance, the Material Girl sings while suspended from a giant cross and wearing a crown of thorns.
On Tuesday, September 5, Katie Couric will take the helm as anchor of the CBS Evening News. Almost as soon as the move was announced, critics started speculating whether her trademark perkiness would connect with evening news audiences.
Thirty-eight percent (38%) say they take the day to celebrate the contributions of society’s labor force and 45% say they use the day to mark the unofficial end of summer. Sixteen percent (16%) aren’t sure what they celebrate on Labor Day.
Gathering around the grill for a cookout or barbeque was the most popular activity in the summer of 2006. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of American adults say they enjoyed burgers, hot dogs, and other classic summer meals.
The days are getting shorter and the nights a little cooler—at least in some parts of the country—and children around the country are glumly returning to school. As the summer of 2006 comes to an end, 57% of American adults say their summer was good, great, or the best ever.