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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.

December 31, 2021

New Year’s Eve: Most Americans Will Welcome 2022 With a Kiss

The majority of Americans will spend New Year’s Eve at home, and most of them have someone to kiss at midnight.

December 31, 2021

Americans Rate 2021 One of the Worst Years Ever

It’s New Year’s Eve and Americans are ready to say good-bye and good riddance to 2021.

December 30, 2021

Less Than Half Will Make New Year’s Resolutions

Planning to do better in 2022? You’re in the minority, as most Americans won’t be making New Year’s resolutions, but those who do expect to keep them.

December 29, 2021

After a Bad Financial Year, Few Americans Think 2022 Will Be Better

Nearly half of Americans say their personal finances got worse this year, and only a third expect improvement in 2022.

December 27, 2021

Most Americans Side With J.K. Rowling: Only Two Genders

Transgender activists have accused J.K. Rowling of “hate speech” for saying it, but most Americans agree with the Harry Potter author that there are only two genders.

December 24, 2021

More Americans Will Attend Religious Service This Christmas

Christmas remains the nation’s most important holiday, Americans say, and more plan to attend religious services to celebrate the holiday this year.

December 23, 2021

Holiday Season Stressful for Many Americans

Nearly half of Americans find the holiday season more stressful than joyful and report they’re having trouble getting into the holiday spirit this year.

December 21, 2021

Nearly Half Still Haven’t Finished Holiday Shopping

With less than a week left until Christmas, many Americans haven’t finished shopping for gifts and more than one-in-five haven’t even started yet.

December 20, 2021

Democrats Fear New COVID-19 Variants More, Trust Vaccine Over Natural Immunity

Most Americans are concerned about new variants of the COVID-19 virus, but Democrats are more concerned than others, and place more trust in vaccines to protect against the disease.

December 17, 2021

Americans Still Support Celebrating Christmas in School

Most Americans believe religious faith makes the world a better place, and are overwhelmingly in favor of allowing Christmas celebrations in schools.