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March 11, 2021

Democrats More Confident in COVID-19 Vaccine, But Republicans See End of Lockdown Sooner

Politics seems to affect nearly everything now, including attitudes toward the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans are becoming more optimistic that the country is nearing the end of mask mandates and lockdowns, but their opinions vary along party lines.

March 5, 2021

Americans Wary of Making COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory

Can employers require workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus? At least one lawsuit has already been filed against such a workplace requirement, and Americans aren’t sure employers should be able to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory.

March 2, 2021

54% Oppose Transgender Sports Trend

President Biden sparked controversy by signing an executive order mandating that transgender athletes be allowed to compete in girl’s and women’s sports, a move that most Americans oppose.

February 26, 2021

Americans Say Teaching Is an Important Job That Most Wouldn’t Want to Do

Amid concerns about schools reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans overwhelmingly consider teaching an important job, but most wouldn’t want to do it.

February 24, 2021

Most Americans See Homelessness as Primarily a State and Local Issue

President Biden has promised billions of dollars in new federal spending to fight homelessness, but most Americans believe the problem is primarily a responsibility of state and local governments.

February 18, 2021

Just 25% of Americans Say They’re Overweight

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42% of Americans are obese, but a much lower percentage actually consider themselves overweight.

February 16, 2021

66% Say News Media Sacrifice Accuracy for Speed

Americans overwhelmingly say the media should care more about getting a story right than about getting it first, but two-thirds believe it’s usually the other way around.

February 15, 2021

Americans Admire Lincoln More Than Washington, But Don’t Favor Separate Holiday

The third Monday in February is observed as a federal holiday to honor our nation’s first president, George Washington, born February 22, 1732. It is commonly known as Presidents’ Day, to include Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809) in the honor, but Americans don’t favor a separate holiday for Lincoln’s birthday.

February 12, 2021

Voters Don’t Trust Social Media Censorship

Social media censorship made news again with Twitter’s announcement that former President Trump’s ban from the platform will be permanent, but most voters don’t trust social media companies to censor content fairly.

February 11, 2021

Americans Don’t Have Much Love for Valentine’s Day

Sunday is Valentine’s Day, and if you’re not looking forward to the annual celebration of romance, you’re not alone.

February 5, 2021

Americans Optimistic About COVID-19 Vaccine, But Expect Mask Mandates for Months

Most Americans believe the coronavirus vaccine will eventually contain the pandemic, but still expect to be required to wear masks in public for at least the next six months.

February 4, 2021

Only 31% Expect Tom Brady to Lead Buccaneers to Super Bowl Win

Tom Brady will play in his 10th Super Bowl this Sunday, but most Americans don’t expect the Tampa Bay quarterback to lead the Buccaneers to victory.

January 29, 2021

Americans Don’t Want Chiefs, Braves to Change Mascots

Washington’s NFL franchise rushed to dump their “Redskins” mascot last year, but most Americans are against other pro teams changing their Native American sports mascots.

January 27, 2021

60% ‘Very Concerned’ About COVID-19 Financial Impact

Despite the advent of vaccinations against COVID-19, a majority of Americans are very concerned about the financial impact of the pandemic.

January 21, 2021

Only 19% View Celebrities as Good Role Models

Celebrities like Tom Hanks and Lady Gaga were part of what the media called President Biden’s “star-studded” inauguration this week, but most Americans don’t have a very high opinion of show-business stars.

January 19, 2021

36% Say Postal Service Was Worse This Holiday Season

If your mail hasn’t been arriving on time in recent weeks, you’re not alone. More than 40% of Americans rate the performance of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as fair or poor, and many say it was worse over the holidays than in previous years.

January 19, 2021

Americans Pessimistic About U.S. Race Relations on Eve of Biden Inauguration

Joe Biden campaigned for president on a promise to unite Americans of all races, but on the eve of Biden’s inauguration, Americans remain pessimistic about racial relations in the United States.

January 14, 2021

Only 28% Think U.S. Winning Against Coronavirus

Most Americans are pessimistic about the country’s struggle against COVID-19, and they’re almost as worried about the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic as they are about its health impact.

January 4, 2021

68% Say Second COVID-19 Stimulus ‘Essential’

While Congress continues debating whether to send Americans as much as $2,000 in a second round of coronavirus stimulus payments, voters overwhelmingly say a new round of stimulus checks is necessary to help the country recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 31, 2020

Goodbye, Good Riddance to 2020

For most Americans, New Year’s Day is just another holiday, but they welcome it this year because it will put the dreadful 2020 behind them.