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March 22, 2022

Electric Cars? No, Thanks, Most Americans Say

Despite soaring gasoline prices, a majority of Americans still don’t think electric cars are practical and aren’t interested in owning one.

March 17, 2022

How About a Drink This St. Patrick’s Day?

Even though most Americans don’t think St. Patrick’s Day is a very important holiday, nearly a third will have a drink to honor the occasion.

March 17, 2022

Most Voters Support Florida School Law

Critics have slammed a new Florida state law restricting gender and sexual orientation instruction for young public school students, but a majority of voters nationwide support the law.

March 15, 2022

Most Don’t Blame Police for Shootings

Americans generally have a high opinion of their local police, and barely one-in-five think cops are mostly at fault when a suspect gets shot.

March 11, 2022

Americans Find Politics Least Interesting in Ukraine War Coverage

Most Americans are OK with the way the news media have been covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and aren’t interested in discussions of the war’s impact on domestic politics.

February 25, 2022

61% of Gun Owners Say They Feel Safer

In a dangerous world, most gun owners say being armed gives them a greater sense of safety. 

February 21, 2022

Most Americans Say One President’s Day Is Enough

George Washington’s birthday (February 22, 1732) has been a federal holiday since 1879, but is colloquially known as President’s Day to include Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809). Despite their admiration for Lincoln, most Americans don’t think Honest Abe deserves a separate holiday. 

February 14, 2022

Valentine's Day: Romantic Dinner Is Favorite

Forget about flowers and candy – a dinner with someone special is what most people want for Valentine’s Day.

February 11, 2022

Super Bowl LVI: Football Fans Favor L.A. Rams

Football remains America’s favorite sport, and a plurality of fans expect the Los Angeles Rams to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

February 9, 2022

Whoopi Goldberg: Most Americans Approve ABC’s Suspension of ‘View’ Host

ABC’s decision to suspend “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg for her comments about the Holocaust is supported by most Americans, who nonetheless think “cancel culture” is out of control.

February 4, 2022

Tom Brady: Most Americans Think It Was Time He Retired

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced his retirement from professional football this week, and most Americans agree that it was time for the 44-year-old to hang up his cleats.

February 3, 2022

COVID-19: Most Democrats Want to Make Vaccine Mandatory for Students

Although a majority of Americans are against forcing public school students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, nearly two-thirds of Democrats want to make vaccination mandatory.

February 1, 2022

Is Climate Change Making Winter Worse?

Most Americans say this winter hasn’t been worse than usual, but they believe climate change could cause severe snow storms.

January 28, 2022

COVID-19: 50% Think Media Exaggerate Pandemic

Fewer Americans approve of how the media are covering the COVID-19 pandemic, and half now think the threat of the virus is being exaggerated.

January 20, 2022

Nearly Half of Americans Under 40 Have Tattoos

Tattoos are increasingly common among younger Americans, and most of those who have tattoos have more than one.

January 17, 2022

Just 34% Believe MLK’s Dream Has Become a Reality

Barely a third of Americans believe Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams of equal opportunity in the country are a reality. 

January 14, 2022

Most Think U.S. Race Relations Are Bad

As the nation nears the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, only a quarter of Americans have a positive view of race relations in the country.

January 10, 2022

Most Democrats Now Favor Social Media Censorship

While a majority of Americans still think social media sites should permit free speech, most Democrats want companies like Twitter and Facebook to regulate content on their platforms.

January 7, 2022

COVID-19: Nearly Half of Adults Have Already Gotten Vaccine Boosters

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 produces a spike in cases nationwide, about three-quarters of Americans are already vaccinated against the coronavirus, and two-thirds of those have gotten booster shots.

January 4, 2022

More Americans Say Crime Is Worse, Too Many Criminals Turned Loose

After a year in which many cities set new homicide records, a plurality of Americans say crime is getting worse in their communities.