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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.

April 13, 2020

Americans Play Politics With Their Lives – Even When It Comes to COVID-19

Few Americans have been personally affected healthwise by the coronavirus so far, but politics is a factor when it comes to potential treatment.

April 9, 2020

Americans Champion Social Distancing But Admit It’s Cost Them Friends

Americans are nearly all keeping their distance from others during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, but many also acknowledge that social distancing is hurting some of their close personal relationships.

April 8, 2020

Most Are Ready To Aid Coronavirus Charities

Most Americans say they’re likely to help financially those most hurt by the coronavirus, even though they’re very worried that their charitable giving will be ripped off instead.

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March 30, 2020

Toilet Paper’s In Short Supply, But Most Say, ‘Don’t Blame Me’

Most Americans report a toilet paper shortage where they live thanks to the coronavirus but say they personally are not to blame.

March 26, 2020

Americans Feel More Confidence in Public Health System

Americans are more concerned about their personal safety when it comes to the coronavirus, but they’re regaining confidence in the U.S. public health system to tackle the disease.

March 24, 2020

32% Say Coronavirus Has Thrown Them or A Family Member Out of Work

One-third of Americans say they or someone in their close family is now unemployed thanks to the coronavirus. A whopping nine-out-of-10 are worried about the virus hitting them in the pocketbook.

March 20, 2020

Many Still Going to the Office Despite Coronavirus Threat

A sizable majority of Americans plan to spend most of their time at home in the weeks ahead in response to the coronavirus threat, but many will continue to go to the office.

March 19, 2020

Most Aren’t Worried About Food Supply As Virus Continues

Americans plan to continue to grocery shop in the face of the coronavirus threat, and most aren’t worried that food and other necessary items will become hard to find.

March 5, 2020

Most Say Homelessness Made Worse By Actions of Some Cities, States

As President Trump pressures California to tackle its worsening homelessness problem, most Americans continue to believe some cities and states make the problem worse for themselves and say it’s not up to the federal government to solve it for them.

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February 21, 2020

Americans Look A Lot Less Kindly on Boy Scouts

Favorable opinions of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have fallen to an all-time low following the organization’s announcement this week that it is declaring bankruptcy in the face of hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits. Americans are also less enthusiastic about scouting in general.

February 20, 2020

Americans Worry More About Coronavirus Despite Media Hype

Americans are growing more concerned about the threat of coronavirus but also tend to think the media is overhyping the deadly disease that erupted out of China.

January 28, 2020

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.

January 24, 2020

Americans Show More Hope About Race Relations

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

January 17, 2020

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.