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September 16, 2021

Majority of Americans Worry Football Crowds May Spread COVID-19

Fewer than one in four Americans say they plan to attend a football game this fall, and a majority are worried that crowded stadiums could lead to COVID-19 outbreaks.

September 8, 2021

Most Would Be Willing to Get COVID-19 Booster Shot

A majority of Americans are still worried about the risk of COVID-19, and have no problem with recommendations for getting a vaccine booster shot to enhance protection against the virus.

September 3, 2021

Fewer Americans Blame Movies, Games for Violence in Society

Violent crime has surged in the past two years, but Americans are less likely than ever to blame violent movies and video games.

September 3, 2021

Conservative News Viewers More Accurately Estimate COVID-19 Death Risk

Viewers of conservative cable news channels have a better understanding of the risk of death from COVID-19 than do viewers of liberal channels. Conservative media viewers are also more likely to think officials aren’t being honest about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

August 31, 2021

More Americans Rate Schools ‘Poor’

As students return to school this fall, Americans are more likely to rate the nation’s public schools as doing a poor job than to rate them good or excellent, but they give higher scores to schools in their local district.

August 27, 2021

Are Americans Losing Faith in Dr. Fauci?

Less than half of Americans now have a favorable opinion of Dr. Anthony Fauci, although most still want to follow the COVID-19 expert’s advice on dealing with the pandemic.

August 26, 2021

Do We Talk Too Much About Race? Americans Disagree

There is substantial agreement among Americans that racism is a serious problem in the country, but they are divided as to whether we talk too much about the subject.

August 16, 2021

Americans Overwhelmingly Reject Oregon’s New Education Law

The state of Oregon has eliminated requirements that students demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and math before graduating high school, and an overwhelming majority of Americans don’t want such a policy in their schools.

August 13, 2021

Back to School? Most Americans Say Wait Until After Labor Day

Kids shouldn’t start back to school until after Labor Day, according to a majority of Americans, who oppose proposals for year-round school.

August 12, 2021

Most Americans Agree Kids Should Have a Cell Phone by Age 16

What’s the right age for a child to have their own cell phone? Almost half of Americans think middle school is about right, but more than two-thirds agree that age 16 is appropriate.

August 9, 2021

COVID-19: Two-Thirds of Democrats Say Proof of Vaccination Should Be Required

Politics divides the nation over plans to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, with Democrats strongly favoring the idea while most other Americans are against it.

August 6, 2021

Most Americans See Political Correctness As a Threat to Free Speech

“Cancel culture” is everywhere now, and nearly two-thirds of Americans see political correctness as an infringement of free speech.

July 29, 2021

Americans Want More Action Against Opioid Problem

Most Americans don’t think the nation’s opioid drug epidemic is getting better, and only one in five believe President Joe Biden’s administration is doing enough to fight the problem.

July 28, 2021

Olympics: 38% Think Athletes Should Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

With the Olympic games underway in Tokyo, Americans are divided over whether U.S. athletes should be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

July 26, 2021

Media Gets Lower Scores for COVID-19 Coverage

Only 42% of Americans rate the media’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic excellent or good, and many have concerns about the accuracy of reporting on vaccine safety.

July 22, 2021

Who’s More Racist? Not Whites, Americans Say

Americans believe Blacks are more racist than whites, and think Hispanics and Asians are less racist.

July 16, 2021

Most Democrats Favor Mandatory Masks, COVID-19 Vaccine for School Children

When children return to school this fall, will they be required to wear masks and get the COVID-19 vaccine? Democrats hope so.

July 12, 2021

Protests May Reduce Olympic TV Audience

Most Americans expect to watch much of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics competition, but the prospect of political protests by athletes make many less likely to tune in.

July 7, 2021

Americans Think Youth Sports Are Important, But Don’t Like ‘Participation’ Trophies

Americans overwhelmingly believe it is important for young people to participate in sports, but most feel that rewarding winners matters more than recognizing kids for participating.

July 2, 2021

What Would the Founding Fathers Say?

Most Americans consider the Fourth of July one of our nation’s most important holidays, and recognize it celebrates signing of the Declaration of Independence. Far fewer, however, think the Founding Fathers would be happy with the current condition of the country they created.