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April 23, 2021

70% Agree With Chauvin Guilty Verdict, But Most Feel Politics Affected Trial

In the wake of a former Minneapolis police officer’s murder conviction in the death of George Floyd, Americans overwhelming agree with the guilty verdict, but a majority believe politics influenced the outcome.

April 22, 2021

Earth Day Doesn’t Get Much Credit for Environmental Awareness

A majority of Americans say they’ve done their share to clean up the planet, but most don’t credit Earth Day – celebrated annually on April 22 – for raising awareness of environmental issues.

April 21, 2021

Americans Worry That Anti-Police Rhetoric Endangers Public Safety

In the wake of the George Floyd murder trial, most Americans still support police and worry that criticism of cops will make their communities less safe.

April 15, 2021

Americans Confident in Online Commerce, But Don’t Trust Social Media Companies

After a data breach exposed Facebook users’ information, most Americans trust social media companies less than they do online retailers.

April 2, 2021

Fewer Americans Will Attend Church This Easter

Perhaps because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most Americans don’t expect to celebrate this Easter Sunday in church.

April 1, 2021

Most Americans Believe in Resurrection of Jesus

As Easter weekend approaches, Americans overwhelmingly believe Jesus was the son of God and was raised from the dead.

March 24, 2021

Most Aren’t in the Market for a New Car

About a third of Americans are thinking about getting a new car this year, and many say they are driving less.

March 23, 2021

58% Say Masks Should Be Required Until Everyone Is Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Much of President Biden’s agenda is unpopular, but most Americans support him in saying that mask-wearing to prevent the spread of coronavirus should be mandatory until everybody has been vaccinated.

March 18, 2021

Royal Racism? Only 40% Believe Harry and Meghan

Most Americans don’t believe Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle’s accusations of racism against the British royal family, but then again, most Americans don’t really pay much attention to the royals.

March 17, 2021

75% Support Voter ID Laws

As the U.S. Senate considers legislation that would revamp America’s election laws, voters still overwhelmingly support laws requiring that voters show identification before casting a ballot.

March 16, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day: Nearly Half Will Wear Green, But Only 29% Will Have a Drink

Americans don’t consider St. Patrick’s Day one of the nation’s most important holidays, but nearly half say they’ll wear green Wednesday to mark the traditional Irish holiday.

March 11, 2021

Democrats More Confident in COVID-19 Vaccine, But Republicans See End of Lockdown Sooner

Politics seems to affect nearly everything now, including attitudes toward the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans are becoming more optimistic that the country is nearing the end of mask mandates and lockdowns, but their opinions vary along party lines.

March 5, 2021

Americans Wary of Making COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory

Can employers require workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus? At least one lawsuit has already been filed against such a workplace requirement, and Americans aren’t sure employers should be able to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory.

March 2, 2021

54% Oppose Transgender Sports Trend

President Biden sparked controversy by signing an executive order mandating that transgender athletes be allowed to compete in girl’s and women’s sports, a move that most Americans oppose.

February 26, 2021

Americans Say Teaching Is an Important Job That Most Wouldn’t Want to Do

Amid concerns about schools reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans overwhelmingly consider teaching an important job, but most wouldn’t want to do it.

February 24, 2021

Most Americans See Homelessness as Primarily a State and Local Issue

President Biden has promised billions of dollars in new federal spending to fight homelessness, but most Americans believe the problem is primarily a responsibility of state and local governments.

February 18, 2021

Just 25% of Americans Say They’re Overweight

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42% of Americans are obese, but a much lower percentage actually consider themselves overweight.

February 16, 2021

66% Say News Media Sacrifice Accuracy for Speed

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.

February 15, 2021

Americans Admire Lincoln More Than Washington, But Don’t Favor Separate Holiday

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.

February 12, 2021

Voters Don’t Trust Social Media Censorship

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.