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October 14, 2019

Most Still Champion A Holiday for Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus is still hanging in there. Most Americans still favor a national holiday – celebrated today this year – for the man generally credited with “discovering” America.

October 9, 2019

Americans Remain Highly Intolerant of Each Other’s Political Views

It’s 2016 all over again when it comes to Americans’ political views and how they impact family and friends – even though it’s an off-election year.

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October 4, 2019

Fans Favor Letting College Athletes Get Paid

Americans are closely divided over a new law in California that will allow athletes to cash in on their success in college. Those who follow college sports closest tend to like the idea more.

October 1, 2019

For Most, Pro Athletes Aren’t Criminals But Do Get Special Treatment

Most Americans don’t see more criminals in professional sports than in society at large but do think pro athletes get breaks from law enforcement that others don’t.

September 24, 2019

Most in America Like Its Diversity and Live It

Just over half of Americans think diversity is a good thing and say they live in neighborhoods that reflect that.

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September 19, 2019

14% Favor Ban on Red Hats

Because pro-Trump Make America Great hats are red, a liberal writer suggested recently that Americans should stop wearing red hats in general because they cause anxiety among anti-Trump Americans. A chunk of Americans like the idea of taking red hats off the market for that reason.

September 17, 2019

Americans Strongly Defend Their Right to Own A Gun

Americans’ belief in their constitutional right to own a gun and their support for the Second Amendment that guarantees that right remain strong.

September 16, 2019

Most Agree Some Cities, States Make Homeless Problem Worse

The Trump administration is considering ways to address California’s worsening homelessness situation, but Americans don’t see that as a federal function. Most agree, though, that the actions of some states and cities make the homeless problem worse.

September 11, 2019

Nearly One-in-Four Have Tried Meatless Fast Food

Move over, beef burgers and chicken fingers. Vegetarian “meat” offerings are the latest rage at fast-food restaurants, and a sizable number of Americans are putting them on their tray.

September 3, 2019

Most Still Insist School Shouldn’t Begin Until After Labor Day

Most Americans continue to think the school year shouldn’t begin until after Labor Day and oppose sending kids to school all year long.

September 2, 2019

Americans Honor the ‘Labor’ in Labor Day

For Americans, Labor Day’s a split decision: A day to honor the worker but also the end of summer.

August 30, 2019

Most See Enforcement of Existing Gun Laws As More Important Than New Ones

Americans blame the shooters in mass killings, not the availability of guns, and believe that there are already gun control laws on the books that can make a difference.

August 28, 2019

Most Say America Not Founded on Racism But See It As Serious Problem

Most Americans agree that racism is a problem in this country but reject the idea that America has been racist from the very start. They also tend to think we talk too much about racism these days.

August 22, 2019

Americans Are Less Likely To Blame Games, Movies for Societal Violence

After the latest spate of mass shootings, Americans are less convinced than ever that violent video games and movies are to blame.

August 16, 2019

Americans Question Whether ‘Peaceful’ Woodstock Is Possible Today

The Woodstock festival billed itself 50 years ago as three days of peace, love and music. Other than three accidental deaths, it lived up to its billing despite rainy weather and a near total lack of support facilities. Most Americans aren’t sure it would play out that way these days.

July 26, 2019

Most Still Say Political Correctness Kills Free Speech

President Trump and others are routinely accused of hate speech by political opponents, but for a sizable majority of Americans, political correctness remains the bigger problem.

July 25, 2019

Most Still Favor School Pledge of Allegiance ‘Under God’

Most Americans still see a place for the Pledge of Allegiance “under God” in the nation’s schools, but they’re not quite as passionate about it as they have been.

July 11, 2019

Americans Strongly Applaud America and Its Past

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are the latest victims as the politically correct expand their war on America’s past, but a sizable majority of Americans remain proud of that past and proud of their country.

July 9, 2019

Americans Still Aren’t Ready to Forgive All Student Loans

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is calling for wiping out all outstanding student loans, and just over half of his fellow Democrats like the idea. Other Americans don’t.

July 4, 2019

Americans Still Feel Good About the Fourth of July

Most Americans still think highly of Independence Day AKA the Fourth of July and recognize what major historical event it celebrates.