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  • Americans Are Confident U.S. Health System Can Handle Coronavirus

    Most Americans are worried about the rapidly spreading coronavirus but feel confident the U.S. public health system is up to the challenge.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of American Adults correctly predicted that the coronavirus outbreak in China was likely to spread to the United States, with 31% who said it was Very Likely. Just 19% thought the spread of the virus to America was not very or Not At All Likely. Several cases of coronavirus were confirmed by U.S. authorities over the weekend. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted January 23 and 26, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Show More Hope About Race Relations

    Americans are more optimistic about race relations in this country than they have been in several years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 34% of American Adults rate race relations in America as good or excellent, matching the high that was previously released in 2014. That’s up from 25% a year ago and an all-time low of 18% in 2016, Barack Obama’s final year in the White House.

    Thirty-one percent (31%) still view race relations as poor, consistent with findings in recent years but up from a low of 15% in 2011. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted January 19-20, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Veto Warren’s ‘Day One’ Plan to Erase Student Loan Debt

    Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed this week to go around Congress and begin cancelling $640 billion in student loan debt on her first day in office if she is elected president. But most voters oppose the Massachusetts Democrat’s plan, and even more think Congress needs to have a say in the matter.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 34% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a government plan like Warren’s to cancel student debt for most borrowers. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed, while 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted January 15-16, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Are Less Supportive of Plastic Bag Ban

    States and localities throughout the country are debating whether to outlaw the use of disposable plastic bags, even as Americans nationwide appear less agreeable to the idea.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of American Adults still favor a ban on plastic bags in their state, but that’s down from 44% two years ago. Thirty-six percent (36%) supported such a ban when we first asked about it in 2014. A plurality (48%) opposes a plastic bag ban in their home state, while 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted January 9 and 12, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Now Think Jeffrey Epstein Was Murdered

    Most Americans now believe disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was murdered in jail because he knew too much.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that just 21% of American Adults think Epstein actually committed suicide while in jail which is the official explanation for his death. Fifty-two percent (52%) say it’s more likely that he was murdered to prevent him from testifying against powerful people with whom he associated. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are undecided which is more likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted January 7-8, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • It’s New Year’s Day – So What!

    Americans still don’t think much of New Year’s Day as far as holidays go, and most were planning to be well-behaved last night when welcoming in the new year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 10% of American Adults consider New Year’s Day to be one of our nation’s most important holidays. Twenty-five percent (25%) regard it as one of the least important holidays, while 59% rate it somewhere in between. That’s in line with surveys for years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 26 and 29, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 50% Have A Kiss on Their List This New Year’s Eve

    Most Americans will once again welcome the new year from home, and for many a kiss will be on the agenda.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 65% of American Adults plan to be at home at midnight when 2020 arrives. Thirteen percent (13%) intend to be at a friend’s house, while four percent (4%) will welcome the new year from a restaurant or bar. Twelve percent (12%) think they will be somewhere else. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 26 and 29, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Excitement About Year Ahead Is At A New High

    Americans are more optimistic about the year ahead than they have been in a long time. With a presidential election coming in November, it’s interesting to note that Republicans are a lot more enthusiastic about 2020 than Democrats are.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of American Adults think 2020 will be at a minimum a good year. That’s up dramatically from 54% a year ago and includes 22% who say it will be an excellent year and 20% who predict it will be one of the best years ever.

    The previous high was 62% who had a positive outlook following the 2016 election as 2017 dawned. Only 47% felt that way about 2015, and optimism was even lower in the years prior to that.

    Just 15% think 2020 will only be a fair year, while six percent (6%) think it will be a poor one. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 26 and 29, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • For Most, Christmas Is Still The Best Holiday

    Christmas still ranks first in the hearts of Americans.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of American Adults think Christmas is one of our nation’s most important holidays. Only seven percent (7%) see it as one of our least important, while 33% rate it somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 22-23, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Many Still Have Holiday Shopping To Do

    A sizable number of Americans appear to be giving excuses tomorrow morning when it comes to their Christmas gifts.

    Fifteen percent (15%) of American Adults say they have not started their holiday gift shopping yet, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. That’s comparable to last year at this time but down from a recent high of 19% in 2017. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 22-23, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Christmas Cards Bounce Back

    Christmas trees are just as popular as ever, but sending cards for the holiday season appears to be making a comeback.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of American Adults say they will send Christmas cards this year. That matches the high from 2012, a finding that had fallen as low as 45% in 2017 but had rebounded slightly to 49% a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 16-17, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Jesus KOs Santa Again This Year

    For sizable majorities of Americans, it’s no contest again this year: Jesus wins over Santa, and “Merry Christmas” beats “Happy Holidays.”

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of American Adults believe Christmas should be more about Jesus Christ than about Santa Claus. Just 16% put the emphasis on Santa, while 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 10-11, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Champion Public Religion, Christmas in Schools

    Americans still strongly support Christmas in the schools and on other public property and continue to believe in the power of religious faith to better the world.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults think America would be a better place if most people attended religious services on a regular basis. Just nine percent (9%) say regular religious attendance would make America worse off, while 32% feel it would have no impact. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 8-9, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Still Show Little Enthusiasm For Hybrid Cars

    Gas/electric hybrid cars still haven’t taken off in the United States like they have in other parts of the developed world, and new polling suggests that isn’t going to change anytime soon.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 13% of American Adults say they or an immediate member of their family bought a hybrid car, one using both a traditional motor and an electric engine, in the past year. That’s up only slightly from nine percent (9%) over three-and-a-half years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted November 18-19, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • More Than Ever Are Holiday Shopping Online

    Americans are shopping for the holidays at their usual pace, but more than ever are buying online.

    Just 14% of American Adults say that none of their holiday gift shopping this year will be done online, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. That figure has been trending down from 37% when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question in 2012 to 18% a year ago at this time.

    Among the 82% who plan to do at least some of their holiday shopping online, 37% plan to do all or most of it that way, up from 33% last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted December 2-3, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 83% Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

    The vast majority of Americans feel thankful this time of year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of American Adults still rank Thanksgiving as one of our nation’s most important holidays, down from a high of 49% last year but generally in keeping with annual surveys since 2006. Only eight percent (8%) view today’s holiday as one of the least important, while 43% rate it somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted November 20-21, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 34% of Online Streaming Service Users Complain of Too Many Choices

    More Americans than ever are watching online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, but with several new companies including Disney and Apple entering the market, many now say there’s too much to look at.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults use an online streaming service to watch TV and movies. That’s up from 45% in 2015 and 54% two years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted November 14-15, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Are Strongly Supportive of America and Its Past

    Americans still aren’t buying the attacks on this country made by some politicians and college campus radical groups.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of American Adults finds that 84% are proud to be an American. Just nine percent (9%) are not. These findings have held steady in surveys for the past several years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted November 12-13, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Praise Veterans Day, Military Service for the Young

    Most Americans give high marks to Veterans Day, the holiday that honors military service, and think time spent in the military is good for young people.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online surveys shows that 51% of American Adults rate Veterans Day, celebrated today, as one of our nation’s most important holidays. Only six percent (6%) consider it one of the least important, while 40% view it as somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted November 6-7, 2019 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Oppose Transgender Trend in Athletics

    Transgender athletes who are biological males are winning at all levels of girls’ and women’s sports these days, and Americans don’t approve.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of American Adults favor allowing transgender students to participate on the sports teams of the gender they identify with, letting biological males, for example, play girls’ sports. Fifty-one percent (51%) oppose transgender participation on sports teams of the opposite sex. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)