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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.

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January 15, 2020

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.

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January 9, 2020

Most Now Think Jeffrey Epstein Was Murdered

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

January 1, 2020

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.

December 31, 2019

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.

December 30, 2019

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.

December 25, 2019

For Most, Christmas Is Still The Best Holiday

Christmas still ranks first in the hearts of Americans.

December 24, 2019

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.

December 20, 2019

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.

December 18, 2019

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.”

December 12, 2019

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.

December 10, 2019

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.

December 6, 2019

More Than Ever Are Holiday Shopping Online

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

November 28, 2019

83% Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

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

November 20, 2019

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.