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September 16, 2022

Is College Still Worth It?

The cost of a college education has risen faster than inflation, even as many Americans believe the value of a degree has declined.

September 8, 2022

Most Democrats Still Favor Mandatory Masks, COVID-19 Vaccine for Students

As children return to classrooms this fall, a majority of Democrats still support school policies to require masks and vaccines against COVID-19.

September 5, 2022

Americans Honor Workers on Labor Day

Although it’s not viewed as one of America’s most important holidays, Labor Day is seen more as a recognition of workers than merely the unofficial end of summer.

September 2, 2022

Nearly Half of Americans Support Arming Teachers

Americans are worried about the danger of school shootings, and support has increased for arming teachers to defend their classrooms.

August 31, 2022

Most Americans Still Rate Their Life Positively

Problems like inflation, crime and drug overdoses make national headlines, but most Americans still have a positive view of their own lives.

August 29, 2022

Just 8% Rate Public Schools ‘Excellent’

As students return to the classroom this fall, more than four times as many Americans rate public schools poor as rate them excellent.

August 25, 2022

Roll Tide? Most College Football Fans Expect Another National Title for Alabama

College football kicks off Saturday, and a majority of fans think it’s likely that the University of Alabama will claim the national championship this season.

August 19, 2022

U.S. Schools Not ‘World Class,’ Americans Believe

More than a decade after Barack Obama emphasized the need for “world-class education,” most Americans think U.S. schools are failing to deliver.

August 17, 2022

Leagues Not Doing Enough About Sexual Misconduct by Athletes, Most Say

A majority of Americans believe more needs to be done to stop professional athletes from engaging in sexual misconduct.

August 4, 2022

Florida Is Most Desirable State to Live

More Americans would rather live in rural areas or small towns than in cities, and Florida leads the list of states where they’d move if they had the chance.

August 3, 2022

Do Kids Need Summer Camp?

Most Americans believe summer camp is an important experience for children, although fewer think so than in previous years.

July 28, 2022

More Americans Have Tried Vegetarian ‘Meat’

Fewer than one-in-six Americans are vegetarians, but about twice as many have tried meatless substitute products.

July 27, 2022

Americans Want More Action Against Opioid Crisis

By more than a four-to-one margin, Americans say the nation’s problem with opioid drugs is getting worse, not better – and they don’t think President Joe Biden is doing enough to stop it.

July 22, 2022

Summer Heat: Is Climate Change to Blame?

Is this summer hotter and drier than usual? Many Americans say so, and a majority think it could be because of climate change.

July 20, 2022

Ice Cream: Two Flavors Still Favorites

The more things change, the more they stay the same, at least when it comes to America’s choice of ice cream flavors.

July 14, 2022

Sex? Violence? Bad Words? Americans Worry About How Movies Impact Children

Are children seeing stuff in movies they aren’t ready to see? Most Americans think so.

July 6, 2022

Looking for Love? Most Don’t Like Dating Apps

While online dating has grown in popularity, less than a third of Americans have a favorable opinion of dating apps.

July 4, 2022

Most Say Founding Fathers Wouldn’t Be Happy

More than ever, Americans this Fourth of July think the Founding Fathers would be disappointed in the nation they established 246 years ago.

June 30, 2022

Americans Love Fireworks for the Fourth of July

Consumer fireworks sales are skyrocketing, and most Americans enjoy the fun of shooting their own fireworks.

June 22, 2022

Most Americans Don’t Get Eight Hours Sleep Nightly

Despite believing that a good night’s sleep is important, most Americans say they get less than eight hours sleep on most weeknights.