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September 25, 2020

Most Are Sending Their Kids Back to School If They’re Open

Just over half of Americans report that schools are open for in-person teaching where they live, and most parents in these communities are sending their kids back to school despite the lingering coronavirus threat. Perhaps in part that’s because parents question whether at-home learning is working.

September 18, 2020

45% Say Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize

President Trump has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize following the new U.S.-brokered peace deals in the Middle East. Americans are evenly divided over whether he deserves it.

September 4, 2020

Most Agree With Trump On Need for ‘Patriotic Education’

Voters feel better about America’s public schools these days, but most agree with President Trump that we need to restore patriotic education to the curriculum.

September 3, 2020

As Coronavirus Lingers, Most Worry More About Their Health Than Their Wallet

Despite the easing of the lockdown in many communities, concern about the coronavirus has changed little from earlier this summer. Most Americans worry more about the virus’ health impact than how it will hurt their pocketbooks.

August 17, 2020

Unionizing College Players Is A Winner for Their Biggest Fans

Players in the collegiate Pac-12 Conference are pushing for unionization and with it payment for their play. Most Americans don’t like either idea, but for close fans of college athletics, the time has come.

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August 11, 2020

Americans Grow More Critical of Teachers’ Unions

Most parents want their kids to go back to school in the fall, but teachers’ unions nationwide are fighting efforts to reopen. Americans, especially those with children, are now more critical of those unions and suspect that they have too much influence over local school operations.

August 6, 2020

Americans Are Less Eager To Get Coronavirus Vaccine

Americans are closely divided over whether an anti-coronavirus vaccine is coming by the end of the year, but a sizable number are willing to be guinea pigs to get the job done. Most still say they’re likely to get the vaccine when it’s here but not as many as three months ago.

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July 31, 2020

Reaction to Sports Promotion of BLM Is More Negative Than Positive

Americans are sending more negative signals than positive ones over the decision by many professional sports organizations to promote the controversial Black Lives Matter movement.

July 29, 2020

51% Say Their State Is Reinstating Coronavirus Restrictions

The vast majority of Americans say their immediate family has escaped the coronavirus so far, but just over half say their state has started tightening up again because of the surge of new cases.

July 24, 2020

Americans Say Blacks More Racist Than Whites, Hispanics, Asians

Americans believe blacks are more racist than whites, Hispanics and Asians in this country.

July 23, 2020

Most Parents Want Schools to Reopen In The Fall

As the coronavirus lockdown loosens in many states, most parents of school-age children think schools should reopen this fall and say it will be bad for students if they do not.

July 17, 2020

For Most, Political Correctness Is Killing Freedom of Speech

Most Americans continue to see political correctness as a problem that is killing free speech in this country.

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July 13, 2020

Americans Turn Against Washington Redskins’ Name

Support for the long-standing name of Washington, DC’s professional football franchise has fallen dramatically, so perhaps it’s no surprise that the Washington Redskins have reportedly decided to change their name.

July 10, 2020

Support Grows for Punishing Those Who Don’t Wear Face Masks

With America emerging from the coronavirus lockdown, use of face masks has risen, and Americans are more sympathetic to penalties for those who don’t wear one in public.

July 3, 2020

Only 40% Think Founders Would Consider America A Success This 4th of July

Respect for the Fourth of July is down this year, although most still recognize that it marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But Americans aren’t so sure the Founding Fathers who signed that important document would be happy with the country they initiated this day.

July 2, 2020

68% Are Likely To Send Their Kids Back to School in the Fall

Most Americans expect their local schools to reopen this fall after the spring’s coronavirus lockdown. Two-out-of-three parents say they’re likely to let their kids go back.

June 30, 2020

As COVID-19 Continues, Faith in Public Health System Falls

Fear of coronavirus remains high, with Americans expressing less confidence that the U.S. public health system can handle it.

June 25, 2020

Most Americans Plan to Dine Out Within Next Month

With the coronavirus lockdown easing in much of the country, most Americans plan to return to restaurants in the next month, although they admit they are worried about catching the virus while dining out.

June 25, 2020

31% of Blacks Favor Removing ‘White Jesus’ from Churches

Americans strongly reject the call by a leading Black Lives Matter activist to remove “white Jesus” from churches and elsewhere. His message resonates far stronger among black Americans than others.

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June 24, 2020

Most Say It’s Too Hard to Fire Bad Cops

Americans are critical of police unions and think it’s too difficult to get rid of bad apples on the police force.