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May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

On Mother's Day 2006, 67% of American adults believe that "being a Mother [is] the most important role for a woman to fill in today’s world." Just 19% disagree.

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March 30, 2006

Most Better Off Today Than 4 Years Ago

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Americans say they are better off today than they were four years ago. A Rasmussen Reports national opinion poll of 5,000 adults found that 36% disagree and say they are not better off.

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February 13, 2006

Valentine's Day

Forty-nine percent (49%) of Americans look forward to this day, 19% dread it, and 32% have neither reaction.

February 6, 2006

Super Bowl: Steelers Favored

Two-thirds (66%) of Americans will watch the Super Bowl today and 51% expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to emerge victorious. Thirty percent (30%) expect the Seattle Seahawks to win.

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December 21, 2005

Most voters pray daily

Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters say that they pray every day or nearly every day. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 Likely Voters found that another 15% pray several times a week.

Just one-out-of-eight voters (12%) say they rarely or never pray.

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September 7, 2005

ESPN Turns 26

It's been 26 years since ESPN signed on the air and the network has come a long way from very humble beginnings.

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December 31, 2004

59% Expect Good Year in 2005

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Americans expect 2005 to be a good year. This includes 17% who expect an excellent year and 8% who think it will be one of the best ever. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 24% believe 2005 will be just a "fair" year while 15% expect it to be poor.

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December 24, 2004

9% Shopping on Christmas Eve

On the day before Christmas, 90% of Americans now say their holiday shopping is finished or almost finished for 2004. That's up from 74% earlier in the week and 54% just two weeks ago. At Thanksgiving, just 24% were that far along.

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December 21, 2004

74% Say Holiday Shopping Nearly Finished

With four days to go until Christmas, 74% of Americans now say their holiday shopping is finished or almost finished for 2004. That's up from 54% just over a week ago. At Thanksgiving, just 24% were that far along.

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December 14, 2004

54% Say Holiday Shopping Nearly Finished

With more than a week-and-a-half to go until Christmas, 54% of Americans say their holiday shopping is finished or almost finished for 2004. At Thanksgiving, just 24% were that far along.

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November 25, 2004

85% Have a lot to Be Thankful For in 2004

As Thanksgiving approaches, 85% of Americans say they have a lot to be thankful for in 2004. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 10% say they do not.

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November 11, 2004

62% Say US Society Fair and Decent

Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters say that American society is generally fair and decent. A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,500 Likely Voters found that 26% disagree and believe that American society is basically unfair and discriminatory.

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September 11, 2004

37% Say US Changed for Better Since 9/11

On the third anniversary of the terrorist attacks that claimed over 3,000 innocent lives, 80% of Americans agree that the attacks changed America forever. However, they are divided as to whether those changes have been for better or worse.

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September 7, 2004

14% Attend Labor Day Celebrations

Just 14% of Americans watched a parade or participated in some other event to formally celebrate Labor Day 2004.

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August 14, 2004

Public Schools Best or Worst?

As summer vacation winds down, a plurality of Americans (42%) continues to believe that public schools provide the best education for children.

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July 13, 2004

Movies and Politics

Two surprising movies this year have drawn entirely different audiences to the theatre.

Fahrenheit 9-11, Michael Moore's entry into the election debate, has an audience that is 47% liberal, 26% moderate, and 25% conservative. The audience for Mel Gibson's Passion of Christ is 51% conservative, 27% moderate, and 21% liberal.

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July 4, 2004

70% Will Watch Fireworks

Over the Fourth of July weekend, 70% of Americans say they will watch fireworks, 54% will sing Patriotic songs, and 29% will watch or March in a parade.

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April 27, 2004

62% Say World Better If More Like USA

More than six-out-of-ten American voters believe the USA is a good role model for the rest of the world.
A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 64% of voters believe that American society is generally fair and decent.

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February 29, 2004

Disney Viewed Favorably by 44%

Forty-four percent (44%) of American Investors have a favorable opinion of the Walt Disney Company while 29% have an unfavorable view.

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February 13, 2004

60%: U.S. Fair and Decent, 27% Disagree

Sixty percent (60%) of American voters believe that American society is generally fair and decent. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 27% take the opposite view and believe our nation is unfair and discriminatory.