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July 17, 2020

For Most, Political Correctness Is Killing Freedom of Speech

Most Americans continue to see political correctness as a problem that is killing free speech in this country.

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July 13, 2020

Americans Turn Against Washington Redskins’ Name

Support for the long-standing name of Washington, DC’s professional football franchise has fallen dramatically, so perhaps it’s no surprise that the Washington Redskins have reportedly decided to change their name.

July 10, 2020

Support Grows for Punishing Those Who Don’t Wear Face Masks

With America emerging from the coronavirus lockdown, use of face masks has risen, and Americans are more sympathetic to penalties for those who don’t wear one in public.

July 3, 2020

Only 40% Think Founders Would Consider America A Success This 4th of July

Respect for the Fourth of July is down this year, although most still recognize that it marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence. But Americans aren’t so sure the Founding Fathers who signed that important document would be happy with the country they initiated this day.

July 2, 2020

68% Are Likely To Send Their Kids Back to School in the Fall

Most Americans expect their local schools to reopen this fall after the spring’s coronavirus lockdown. Two-out-of-three parents say they’re likely to let their kids go back.

June 30, 2020

As COVID-19 Continues, Faith in Public Health System Falls

Fear of coronavirus remains high, with Americans expressing less confidence that the U.S. public health system can handle it.

June 25, 2020

Most Americans Plan to Dine Out Within Next Month

With the coronavirus lockdown easing in much of the country, most Americans plan to return to restaurants in the next month, although they admit they are worried about catching the virus while dining out.

June 25, 2020

31% of Blacks Favor Removing ‘White Jesus’ from Churches

Americans strongly reject the call by a leading Black Lives Matter activist to remove “white Jesus” from churches and elsewhere. His message resonates far stronger among black Americans than others.

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June 24, 2020

Most Say It’s Too Hard to Fire Bad Cops

Americans are critical of police unions and think it’s too difficult to get rid of bad apples on the police force.

June 16, 2020

28% of Blacks Think Most Americans Are Racist

Positive views of race relations in this country have taken a beating in recent days, although most continue to reject the idea that racism is rampant in America.

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June 4, 2020

Americans Still Praise Police But Are More Skeptical of Officer-Involved Deaths

Most Americans continue to give high praise to their local police and approve of their tactics. But following George Floyd’s death, they’re more critical of police-involved killings.

May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Fear Remains, Especially Among Older Americans

Even as the coronavirus lockdown eases in many parts of the country, Americans are less concerned about the threat of the disease but still aren’t overly confident in the ability of the public health system to protect them.

May 25, 2020

For Most, Summer Begins on Memorial Day, But Far Fewer Plan to Travel

Most Americans agree that Memorial Day – celebrated today – is the unofficial beginning of summer, but the number of those who plan a summer vacation this year has plummeted.

May 22, 2020

26% Say COVID-19 Has Cost Them Tickets to a Sporting Event

One-in-four Americans have been forced to cancel tickets to a sporting event because of the coronavirus crisis and now say they are watching more sports on TV to make up for it.

May 21, 2020

Americans Say Fewer Out of Work Than A Month Ago

The number of Americans citing lost jobs in their immediate family thanks to the coronavirus has fallen back to the level seen earlier in the crisis.

May 19, 2020

Americans Praise Fauci But Share Trump’s Desire to Get Going

Americans give Dr. Anthony Fauci high marks for his performance during the coronavirus crisis but disagree with his continuing go-slow approach to reopening the country.

May 8, 2020

70% Likely to Get Anti-COVID-19 Vaccine

Americans are more eager to take the COVID-19 vaccine than the usual flu shot, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey.

May 1, 2020

Only 31% Think U.S. Winning Virus War; Food Concerns Unchanged

Americans are pessimistic about the struggle against the coronavirus, although concerns about the food supply haven’t grown.

April 30, 2020

Americans See Much Tougher Job Market for Unprepared Graduates

With the nation still hunkering down because of the coronavirus, Americans see the current class of college graduates facing a much harder job market. But most still believe these graduates lack the skills to get a job anyway.

April 24, 2020

49% Are Unlikely To Let Their Kids Go Back Even if Schools Reopen Soon

Americans strongly doubt the schools in their area will reopen before the end of the current school year, and even if they did, half of those with school-age kids say they probably wouldn’t let them go back.