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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.

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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.

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June 18, 2021

Father’s Day: 86% Say Two-Parent Homes Important for Children

With Father’s Day approaching, Americans overwhelmingly still believe it’s important for children to grow up in two-parent homes, and think fatherhood is the most important role for men.

June 10, 2021

Americans Aren’t Too Worried About UFOs

Most Americans have never seen a UFO and don’t think mysterious space objects are a threat to our national security, but they do believe intelligent life exists on other planets.

June 8, 2021

Religious Belief Declines Among Younger Americans

Most Americans consider themselves religious and believe in an afterlife, but both views have significantly declined among those under 40.

June 7, 2021

Americans Rate State COVID-19 Response Higher Than Federal Government

Most Americans say their state government has done a better job of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic than has the federal government.

June 4, 2021

70% of Americans Now Streaming Movies

Online streaming services have grown increasingly popular and more than two-thirds of Americans are now streaming movies and TV programs at home.

May 27, 2021

Military Families Consider Memorial Day More Important

Most Americans think of Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer, but it has a more important meaning for military veterans and their families.

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May 26, 2021

Most Voters Like Dr. Fauci, But Believe Politics Influenced His COVID-19 Decisions

How much do voters trust Dr. Anthony Fauci? Less than they did a year ago, and a majority believe that the government’s COVID-19 expert has been influenced by politics.