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June 20, 2006

Is There a Hybrid Car in Your Future?

Forty-four percent (44%) of Americans believe that, in ten years, most new cars sold will be hybrid vehicles using both a traditional motor and an electric engine.

June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day

Being a father is important, but Father’s Day is not.

June 12, 2006

Bada Bing! Fans Divided on Reality of "The Sopranos"

Fans of “The Sopranos” are evenly divided as to whether the HBO hit series accurately depicts the lifestyles of those in Organized Crime.

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June 5, 2006

Americans Prefer North American Travel

Americans aren't champing at the bit to go to Europe. But many have plans to travel to Canada, or are at least thinking about it.

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June 4, 2006

Americans Feel Good About Life

Two-out-of-three Americans (68%) rate their own life as good or excellent. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,204 Adults conducted May 18, 2006 found that 22% rate their own life as fair while 9% say poor.

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June 4, 2006

Reading Books Is Still Popular Activity

In the digital era, is it possible that books are still number 1?

June 2, 2006

American Idol Phenomenon Hits New Peak

The American Idol phenomenon hit a new peak this week as sales for the Season Five Encore Anthology hit 154,000 in the first week.

June 2, 2006

Hurricane Season

As hurricane season begins, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is optimistic.

May 29, 2006

57% Will Pay Tribute on Memorial Day

Often seen as the unofficial beginning of summer and a convenient occasion for travel and get-togethers, the holiday also has a more significant meaning for many Americans—often a deeply personal one.

May 26, 2006

Memorial Day Weekend

The calendar may say that summer comes in June, but 65% of Americans say that Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of the summer season.

May 25, 2006

Americans View The DaVinci Code as Work of Fiction

The DaVinci Code attracted demonstrations during filming, overcame legal efforts aimed at preventing its distribution, and was condemned by many for distorting the story of Jesus.

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May 22, 2006

Bonds Hits 714, Baseball Fans Have Doubts

Barry Bonds hit major league home-run number 714 over the weekend, but only 41% of baseball fans believe he should be allowed in the Hall of Fame.

May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

On Mother's Day 2006, 67% of American adults believe that "being a Mother [is] the most important role for a woman to fill in today’s world." Just 19% disagree.

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March 30, 2006

Most Better Off Today Than 4 Years Ago

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Americans say they are better off today than they were four years ago. A Rasmussen Reports national opinion poll of 5,000 adults found that 36% disagree and say they are not better off.

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February 13, 2006

Valentine's Day

Forty-nine percent (49%) of Americans look forward to this day, 19% dread it, and 32% have neither reaction.

February 6, 2006

Super Bowl: Steelers Favored

Two-thirds (66%) of Americans will watch the Super Bowl today and 51% expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to emerge victorious. Thirty percent (30%) expect the Seattle Seahawks to win.

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December 21, 2005

Most voters pray daily

Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters say that they pray every day or nearly every day. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters found that another 15% pray several times a week.

Just one-out-of-eight voters (12%) say they rarely or never pray.

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September 7, 2005

ESPN Turns 26

It's been 26 years since ESPN signed on the air and the network has come a long way from very humble beginnings.

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December 31, 2004

59% Expect Good Year in 2005

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Americans expect 2005 to be a good year. This includes 17% who expect an excellent year and 8% who think it will be one of the best ever. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 24% believe 2005 will be just a "fair" year while 15% expect it to be poor.

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December 24, 2004

9% Shopping on Christmas Eve

On the day before Christmas, 90% of Americans now say their holiday shopping is finished or almost finished for 2004. That's up from 74% earlier in the week and 54% just two weeks ago. At Thanksgiving, just 24% were that far along.