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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.

December 31, 2020

Americans Approve of Media’s COVID Coverage

Americans remain generally positive about the media’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and don’t think the risks of the disease have been overhyped.

December 24, 2020

Fewer Plan To Attend Religious Services This Christmas

Most Americans still consider Christmas one of our most important holidays, but with the COVID-19 lockdown, fewer say they plan to go to church this holiday season.

December 23, 2020

17% Haven’t Started Their Holiday Shopping Yet

The clock’s ticking, and a sizable number of Americans still have holiday shopping to do.

December 22, 2020

Americans Question Safety, Fairness of Anti-COVID-19 Vaccine

Americans are cautious about the new anti-coronavirus vaccine and slightly more reluctant to get one. Most also aren’t convinced that the vaccine will be administered fairly.

December 11, 2020

Americans Put Jesus Far Ahead of Santa Again This Christmas

For most Americans, Christmas remains more a religious experience than a time to buy things.

December 8, 2020

Most See Lockdown, Masks For At Least Another Six Months

Concern about the coronavirus remains high among Americans, and most suspect that we will be wearing masks and living in lockdown for at least the next six months.

December 3, 2020

Americans Plan To Spend Less This Holiday Season

Americans are holiday shopping at their usual pace but aren’t planning to spend as much as they have in the last several years.

November 27, 2020

33% Still Plan In-person Black Friday Shopping

With anti-coronavirus restrictions being reimposed in many areas, Americans are less likely to do any in-person Black Friday shopping this year, while online holiday shopping appears ready to edge past last year’s record pace.

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November 25, 2020

Many Still Plan to Travel This Thanksgiving

Health officials have encouraged Americans not to travel this Thanksgiving to prevent a coronavirus surge, but travel plans appear to be down only slightly.

November 20, 2020

Democrats Are More Enthusiastic About COVID Vaccine Since Biden Won

Democrats are a lot more eager to get the anti-coronavirus vaccine now that it appears Joe Biden will be administering the shot.

November 18, 2020

More Americans See Positive COVID Results But Little Change in State Restrictions

As positive COVID cases cross the 11 million mark in the United States, more Americans are now saying they or someone in their immediate family have gotten a positive test result. But even as these numbers climb, there has been little perceived change in how states are handling lockdown restrictions.

October 28, 2020

Democrats Are Far More Fearful of COVID ‘Dark Winter’ Than Others

Democrats strongly agree with their nominee Joe Biden that America is entering “a dark winter” because of the coronavirus, but other voters aren’t nearly as gloomy. President Trump is more upbeat, promising a COVID-19 vaccine soon, and most voters say they’re likely to get one.