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November 4, 2021

Support Grows for Legalizing Marijuana

A growing majority of Americans believe that the United States should legalize marijuana nationwide.

October 29, 2021

Americans Say Let Kids Celebrate Halloween At School

Most Americans don’t think Halloween is a very important holiday, but they’re fine with letting children celebrate it at school.

October 28, 2021

‘Phony’ Issues? Americans Say Parents Should Be Concerned About Schools

Most Americans believe parents are right to be concerned about controversial teaching in public schools, and reject the claim that these are “phony” issues.

October 27, 2021

Only 2% of Americans Consider Themselves Wealthy

Most Americans identify as middle class and, even at the highest income levels, only one-fifth consider themselves wealthy.

October 21, 2021

COVID-19: Americans Divided Over Vaccine Mandates for Cops, Firefighters

While most Americans believe that doctors and nurses should be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19, they’re evenly divided over whether such mandates should include police officers and firefighters.

October 15, 2021

Halloween Season? Most Americans Are Already Celebrating

October 31 is more than two weeks away, but already many Americans are celebrating Halloween and a majority now see it as a month-long season of spooky stuff.

October 13, 2021

College Sports Programs Have Too Much Power, Most Say

College football fans pack stadiums every Saturday, and millions more watch on TV, but most Americans think big-time sports have too much influence on campus.

October 13, 2021

Parent School Protests Protected By First Amendment, Most Voters Agree

The federal Department of Justice is investigating alleged threats against local school officials, but most voters agree that recent parent protests are “clearly protected by the First Amendment.”

October 12, 2021

Most Americans Agree Dr. Fauci Has ‘Lost Credibility’

More than 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government’s leading expect on the virus has lost credibility and a plurality of Americans now have a negative opinion of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

September 29, 2021

51% Blame Global Warming for Extreme Weather

As the 2021 hurricane season winds down, most Americans believe global warming is to blame for extreme weather.

September 23, 2021

Two-Thirds of Americans Rate Their Life Positively

Problems like COVID-19, immigration and climate change may dominate headlines, but most Americans have a positive view of their own lives.

September 21, 2021

Majority Reject New Gender-Switch Passport Rules

Most Americans don’t approve of a new State Department policy allowing people to change the gender identity on their passport without documentation.

September 17, 2021

Few See Hollywood’s Influence as Positive

Most Americans see Hollywood as dominated by liberal politics, and barely one in four view the entertainment business as a positive influence.

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.