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January 11, 2023

NFL Handled of Hamlin Injury Well, Most Americans Say

While many Americans think the National Football League needs to do more to protect players, a majority approve the league’s handling of a recent high-profile injury.

January 5, 2023

Majority Support Concealed Carry Without Permit

Most Americans still don’t think new gun control laws are the best way to fight crime, and half approve of states dropping permit requirements for concealed carry of firearms.

December 30, 2022

Fewer Expect Midnight Kisses This New Year’s Eve

Two-thirds of Americans expect to be home when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, and less than half think they’ll welcome 2023 with a kiss.

December 28, 2022

Americans Expect 2023 to Be Even Better

Although few Americans think 2022 was one of the best years ever, they rated it better than last year, and they have higher expectations for 2023.

December 23, 2022

Christmas 2022: Still ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’

Public opinion often changes, but year in and year out, Christmas remains America’s favorite holiday.

December 23, 2022

Jesus or Santa? Christmas Still Religious Holiday for Most Americans

Americans may be looking forward to a visit from the jolly fellow in the red suit, but most say Christmas is still about the baby born in Bethlehem.

December 22, 2022

52% Haven’t Finished Christmas Shopping Yet

With the clock ticking down to Christmas, more than half of Americans still have last-minute gift shopping to do.

December 16, 2022

Bah, Humbug? Nearly Two-Thirds Say Christmas Is Too Commercialized

Tired of the endless holiday shopping hype? You’re certainly not alone, as most Americans think Christmas has become too commercialized.

December 16, 2022

Holiday Travel Back Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

After two years of disruption by COVID-19, more Americans are planning holiday travel this year, even exceeding pre-pandemic levels.

December 14, 2022

‘Deck the Halls’? Most Americans Will Decorate for the Holidays

More Americans expect to have a Christmas tree this year, although slightly fewer will decorate their homes for the holiday season.

December 8, 2022

Fewer Americans Getting Flu Shots This Year

The number of Americans getting vaccinated against influenza has declined in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 7, 2022

Concerns About COVID-19 Vaccines Remain High

A majority of Americans think COVID-19 vaccines are effective, but have concerns about side effects.

December 2, 2022

34% Are Tuned in for World Cup Games

Fewer Americans are watching this year’s World Cup than four years ago, as soccer continues struggling to find a U.S. audience.

November 25, 2022

Black Friday: More Plan Shopping Excursions This Year

The number of Americans who expect to visit stores to take advantage of Black Friday prices is up this year, but most of them don’t plan to spend more on holiday gift shopping.

November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving 2022: ‘We Gather Together’

Most Americans will spend this Thanksgiving Day at home with family and friends.

November 18, 2022

Most Americans Haven’t Started Holiday Shopping Yet

While many Americans aren’t waiting for Black Friday to begin shopping for holiday gifts, most haven’t gotten started yet.

November 18, 2022

Is Inflation Affecting Thanksgiving Plans?

As Thanksgiving approaches, many Americans say inflation has led them to change their holiday plans.

November 15, 2022

Most Parents Oppose ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’

The popularity of “Drag Queen Story Hour” doesn’t include the parents of school-age children, who overwhelmingly oppose the phenomenon in which men dressed as women perform for children.

November 11, 2022

Veterans Day: More Important Than Ever

Today is Veterans Day, and the number of Americans who believe it is one of America’s most important holidays is at an all-time high.

November 10, 2022

Less Than Half of Americans Support Death Penalty

Support for the death penalty has declined significantly in the past decade, and less than half of Americans still favor capital punishment.