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January 14, 2021

Only 28% Think U.S. Winning Against Coronavirus

Most Americans are pessimistic about the country’s struggle against COVID-19, and they’re almost as worried about the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic as they are about its health impact.

January 4, 2021

68% Say Second COVID-19 Stimulus ‘Essential’

While Congress continues debating whether to send Americans as much as $2,000 in a second round of coronavirus stimulus payments, voters overwhelmingly say a new round of stimulus checks is necessary to help the country recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 31, 2020

Goodbye, Good Riddance to 2020

For most Americans, New Year’s Day is just another holiday, but they welcome it this year because it will put the dreadful 2020 behind them.

December 31, 2020

Americans Approve of Media’s COVID Coverage

Americans remain generally positive about the media’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and don’t think the risks of the disease have been overhyped.

December 24, 2020

Fewer Plan To Attend Religious Services This Christmas

Most Americans still consider Christmas one of our most important holidays, but with the COVID-19 lockdown, fewer say they plan to go to church this holiday season.

December 23, 2020

17% Haven’t Started Their Holiday Shopping Yet

The clock’s ticking, and a sizable number of Americans still have holiday shopping to do.

December 22, 2020

Americans Question Safety, Fairness of Anti-COVID-19 Vaccine

Americans are cautious about the new anti-coronavirus vaccine and slightly more reluctant to get one. Most also aren’t convinced that the vaccine will be administered fairly.

December 11, 2020

Americans Put Jesus Far Ahead of Santa Again This Christmas

For most Americans, Christmas remains more a religious experience than a time to buy things.

December 8, 2020

Most See Lockdown, Masks For At Least Another Six Months

Concern about the coronavirus remains high among Americans, and most suspect that we will be wearing masks and living in lockdown for at least the next six months.

December 3, 2020

Americans Plan To Spend Less This Holiday Season

Americans are holiday shopping at their usual pace but aren’t planning to spend as much as they have in the last several years.

November 27, 2020

33% Still Plan In-person Black Friday Shopping

With anti-coronavirus restrictions being reimposed in many areas, Americans are less likely to do any in-person Black Friday shopping this year, while online holiday shopping appears ready to edge past last year’s record pace.

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November 25, 2020

Many Still Plan to Travel This Thanksgiving

Health officials have encouraged Americans not to travel this Thanksgiving to prevent a coronavirus surge, but travel plans appear to be down only slightly.

November 20, 2020

Democrats Are More Enthusiastic About COVID Vaccine Since Biden Won

Democrats are a lot more eager to get the anti-coronavirus vaccine now that it appears Joe Biden will be administering the shot.

November 18, 2020

More Americans See Positive COVID Results But Little Change in State Restrictions

As positive COVID cases cross the 11 million mark in the United States, more Americans are now saying they or someone in their immediate family have gotten a positive test result. But even as these numbers climb, there has been little perceived change in how states are handling lockdown restrictions.

October 28, 2020

Democrats Are Far More Fearful of COVID ‘Dark Winter’ Than Others

Democrats strongly agree with their nominee Joe Biden that America is entering “a dark winter” because of the coronavirus, but other voters aren’t nearly as gloomy. President Trump is more upbeat, promising a COVID-19 vaccine soon, and most voters say they’re likely to get one.

September 25, 2020

Most Are Sending Their Kids Back to School If They’re Open

Just over half of Americans report that schools are open for in-person teaching where they live, and most parents in these communities are sending their kids back to school despite the lingering coronavirus threat. Perhaps in part that’s because parents question whether at-home learning is working.

September 18, 2020

45% Say Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize

President Trump has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize following the new U.S.-brokered peace deals in the Middle East. Americans are evenly divided over whether he deserves it.

September 4, 2020

Most Agree With Trump On Need for ‘Patriotic Education’

Voters feel better about America’s public schools these days, but most agree with President Trump that we need to restore patriotic education to the curriculum.

September 3, 2020

As Coronavirus Lingers, Most Worry More About Their Health Than Their Wallet

Despite the easing of the lockdown in many communities, concern about the coronavirus has changed little from earlier this summer. Most Americans worry more about the virus’ health impact than how it will hurt their pocketbooks.

August 17, 2020

Unionizing College Players Is A Winner for Their Biggest Fans

Players in the collegiate Pac-12 Conference are pushing for unionization and with it payment for their play. Most Americans don’t like either idea, but for close fans of college athletics, the time has come.