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May 16, 2007

US Postal Service Gets Favorable Reviews Despite Higher Price of Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service is holding its own in the era of e-mail and instant messaging—at least in the court of public opinion.

May 14, 2007

Idol Fans Say They're Ready for Blake Lewis to Leave

A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 36% believe Blake Lewis should leave the show after this week’s round.

May 9, 2007

Mother's Day: 66% Say Being a Mother the Most Important Role to Fill

Sixty-six percent (66%) of American adults say that being a mother is the most important role for a woman to fill in today’s world. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% disagree.

May 3, 2007

Only 27% Are "Very Confident" Grocery Food is Safe

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of adult Americans are at least somewhat confident that their grocery food is safe, but only 27% are Very Confident.

April 14, 2007

24% Have Favorable Opinion of Imus

Don Imus, the recently fired CBS radio host, is viewed favorably by 24% of Americans and unfavorably by 51%. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that Imus has lower ratings among women and older Americans.

April 11, 2007

Poll: Americans Believe They’re Paying More Than Fair Share of Taxes

Half (50%) of American adults believe that those who earn twice as much as they do pay less than twice as much in taxes. Just 7% believe that those who earn more pay more than their pro rata share while 19% believe that those who earn twice as much pay twice as much. Twenty-four percent (24%) are not sure.

April 6, 2007

Easter Poll: 76% Believe Jesus Rose From the Dead

As Christians prepare to celebrate Easter, a general belief in the basics of Christianity remains strong in the United States.

April 2, 2007

Poll: Jon Stewart in No Danger of Being Elected President

Eight percent (8%) of American voters would definitely vote for The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart if he was on the ballot in 2008.

March 30, 2007

Poll: 25% Have Found Mistakes on Wikipedia

The emergence of online video is increasing the gap between the Internet community and those who don’t go online.

March 30, 2007

Ohio State Top Pick Among Fans to Take NCAA Title

Twenty-eight percent (28%) of college basketball fans believe the Ohio State Buckeyes, led by freshman center Greg Oden will take their first NCAA Men’s Basketball title since 1960.

March 24, 2007

24% Consider Al Gore Global Warming Expert

Former Vice President Al Gore (D) received a warm welcome on Capitol Hill last week for his testimony on the environment and Global Warming. However, while he is now an Academy Award winner and celebrity activist, just 24% of Americans consider Gore an expert on Global Warming.

March 20, 2007

Poll: 29% Declare Spring Their Favorite Season

Spring is officially here! As flowers bloom and Easter emerges, 29% of American adults declared springtime as their favorite season. However, summer sprung ahead of spring as 31% percent named the steamy months of summer as their favorite season.

March 19, 2007

Poll: 29% of Adults Watched Video Online During Past Week

The emergence of online video is increasing the gap between the Internet community and those who don’t go online. While 24% of Americans rarely or never go online, a Rasmussen Reports survey found that 29% of American adults watched online video within the last week.

March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Just 7% of Americans consider the March 17 celebration one of the nation’s most important holidays, but 47% say they will wear green in honor of the occasion. Twenty-six percent (26%) say they’ll have a drink to commemorate the holiday and 18% will attend a St. Patrick’s Day party. Not surprisingly, more young adults will toast the holiday than their elders.

March 15, 2007

Poll: 16% Pick Bronx Bombers to Win World Series

Sixteen percent (16%) of America’s baseball fans think the New York Yankees will emerge on top in 2007 to win their first World Series Championship in seven years.

March 12, 2007

Most Changed Their Clocks Before Bed for Daylight Savings Time

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of American adults changed the clock for Daylight Savings Time before going to bed on Saturday night while 38% waited until Sunday morning to make the change.

March 7, 2007

American Idol Fans Give Thumbs Up to Judges

The American Idol phenomenon continues. The talent show’s ratings sweep to the top of Nielsen’s list each week, beating out other TV favorites like Ugly Betty , Survivor and My Name Is Earl .

February 26, 2007

Oscar Update: The Departed Grabs Academy Award For Best Picture

The 79th Annual Academy Awards were announced last night, with The Departed bringing home the top prize for best picture of the year.

February 26, 2007

Poll: 85% Want Less Media Coverage of Anna Nicole Smith

Americans have had enough—more than enough—of news stories about Anna Nicole Smith.

February 23, 2007

Poll: 70% Say Cigarette Companies Not Liable for Smokers’ Health Issues

Nine-out-of-ten Americans (91%) believe that cigarette smokers are aware of the health dangers involved with the practice.