According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42% of Americans are obese, but a much lower percentage actually consider themselves overweight.
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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.
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.
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.
Sunday is Valentine’s Day, and if you’re not looking forward to the annual celebration of romance, you’re not alone.
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.
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.
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.
Despite the advent of vaccinations against COVID-19, a majority of Americans are very concerned about the financial impact of the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The clock’s ticking, and a sizable number of Americans still have holiday shopping to do.
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.
For most Americans, Christmas remains more a religious experience than a time to buy things.