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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.

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December 21, 2004

74% Say Holiday Shopping Nearly Finished

With four days to go until Christmas, 74% of Americans now say their holiday shopping is finished or almost finished for 2004. That's up from 54% just over a week ago. At Thanksgiving, just 24% were that far along.

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December 14, 2004

54% Say Holiday Shopping Nearly Finished

With more than a week-and-a-half to go until Christmas, 54% of Americans say their holiday shopping is finished or almost finished for 2004. At Thanksgiving, just 24% were that far along.

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November 25, 2004

85% Have a lot to Be Thankful For in 2004

As Thanksgiving approaches, 85% of Americans say they have a lot to be thankful for in 2004. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 10% say they do not.

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November 11, 2004

62% Say US Society Fair and Decent

Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters say that American society is generally fair and decent. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,500 Likely Voters found that 26% disagree and believe that American society is basically unfair and discriminatory.

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September 11, 2004

37% Say US Changed for Better Since 9/11

On the third anniversary of the terrorist attacks that claimed over 3,000 innocent lives, 80% of Americans agree that the attacks changed America forever. However, they are divided as to whether those changes have been for better or worse.

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September 7, 2004

14% Attend Labor Day Celebrations

Just 14% of Americans watched a parade or participated in some other event to formally celebrate Labor Day 2004.

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August 14, 2004

Public Schools Best or Worst?

As summer vacation winds down, a plurality of Americans (42%) continues to believe that public schools provide the best education for children.