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August 16, 2021

Americans Overwhelmingly Reject Oregon’s New Education Law

The state of Oregon has eliminated requirements that students demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and math before graduating high school, and an overwhelming majority of Americans don’t want such a policy in their schools.

August 13, 2021

Back to School? Most Americans Say Wait Until After Labor Day

Kids shouldn’t start back to school until after Labor Day, according to a majority of Americans, who oppose proposals for year-round school.

August 12, 2021

Most Americans Agree Kids Should Have a Cell Phone by Age 16

What’s the right age for a child to have their own cell phone? Almost half of Americans think middle school is about right, but more than two-thirds agree that age 16 is appropriate.

August 9, 2021

COVID-19: Two-Thirds of Democrats Say Proof of Vaccination Should Be Required

Politics divides the nation over plans to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, with Democrats strongly favoring the idea while most other Americans are against it.

August 6, 2021

Most Americans See Political Correctness As a Threat to Free Speech

“Cancel culture” is everywhere now, and nearly two-thirds of Americans see political correctness as an infringement of free speech.

July 29, 2021

Americans Want More Action Against Opioid Problem

Most Americans don’t think the nation’s opioid drug epidemic is getting better, and only one in five believe President Joe Biden’s administration is doing enough to fight the problem.

July 28, 2021

Olympics: 38% Think Athletes Should Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

With the Olympic games underway in Tokyo, Americans are divided over whether U.S. athletes should be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

July 26, 2021

Media Gets Lower Scores for COVID-19 Coverage

Only 42% of Americans rate the media’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic excellent or good, and many have concerns about the accuracy of reporting on vaccine safety.

July 22, 2021

Who’s More Racist? Not Whites, Americans Say

Americans believe Blacks are more racist than whites, and think Hispanics and Asians are less racist.

July 16, 2021

Most Democrats Favor Mandatory Masks, COVID-19 Vaccine for School Children

When children return to school this fall, will they be required to wear masks and get the COVID-19 vaccine? Democrats hope so.

July 12, 2021

Protests May Reduce Olympic TV Audience

Most Americans expect to watch much of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics competition, but the prospect of political protests by athletes make many less likely to tune in.

July 7, 2021

Americans Think Youth Sports Are Important, But Don’t Like ‘Participation’ Trophies

Americans overwhelmingly believe it is important for young people to participate in sports, but most feel that rewarding winners matters more than recognizing kids for participating.

July 2, 2021

What Would the Founding Fathers Say?

Most Americans consider the Fourth of July one of our nation’s most important holidays, and recognize it celebrates signing of the Declaration of Independence. Far fewer, however, think the Founding Fathers would be happy with the current condition of the country they created.

July 2, 2021

Nearly a Third of Americans Think Public Health Officials Are Lying About Vaccine Safety

Distrust of public health officials may be a major factor in people refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly a third of Americans believe officials are lying about vaccine safety, a number that rises to almost two-thirds among those who say they don’t intend to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Liberty and Justice 2021
July 1, 2021

‘Liberty and Justice for All’? Most Democrats Don’t Think So

As the Fourth of July approaches, most Americans still believe their country delivers on the Pledge of Allegiance’s promise of “liberty and justice for all.” Democrats, however, mostly think otherwise.

June 30, 2021

Do Surveillance Cameras Make Us Safer?

Most Americans believe that surveillance cameras reduce crime and increase public safety, and less than a third worry that they’re being spied on.

June 25, 2021

Olympics: Is It Fair to Make Women Compete Against Transgender Athletes?

As the Tokyo Olympics approach next month, more than half of Americans are against having women compete against transgender athletes.

June 22, 2021

After COVID-19, More Americans Plan Summer Vacation This Year

Nearly half of Americans expect to take a vacation this summer, after the COVID-19 pandemic ruined vacation plans last year.

June 21, 2021

Online Dating: 32% Like Apps for Romance

Using digital technology to find love has grown in popularity, but still less than a third of American view online dating apps favorably.

June 18, 2021

TikTok: Most Americans Have Privacy Concerns

Nearly half of Americans watch videos on TikTok, but a majority worry that the popular app is a risk to user privacy.