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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.

July 2, 2019

Americans Still Strongly Support Citizenship Question on Census

The Trump administration wants to restore the citizenship question to the U.S. Census. Democratic leaders are strongly opposed, and the U.S. Supreme Court has put the issue on hold. But support for such a question remains strong among Americans.

June 27, 2019

Very Few See UFOs As Threat to U.S.

A number of top senators have been briefed by the Pentagon recently on UFO sightings by Navy pilots, but few Americans feel threatened by unidentified flying objects. They do, however, believe there is intelligent life out in space.

June 25, 2019

Americans Feel Safer With Public Cameras, But Some Say They’re Too Nosy

Public surveillance cameras are a growing reality, and most Americans think they make their lives safer. But a sizable number still fears that those cameras are too intrusive.

June 21, 2019

Most Have Summer Vacay In Mind

Just over half of Americans took a summer vacation last year and plan to do so again this summer.

June 13, 2019

Americans Stress Importance of Two-Parent Homes This Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this Sunday, but most Americans still think two parents are better than one.

June 7, 2019

Many Plead Ignorance on D-Day

Despite all this week’s hoopla, one-in-four Americans can’t place D-Day in the correct war, and fewer than half think most of their fellow countrymen even know what D-Day is.

June 4, 2019

Most Oppose Transgender Athletes on Opposite Sex Teams

Critics worry that transgender biological males who identify as women will radically transform women’s sports. Most Americans oppose letting these transgender athletes play on women’s teams, even as House Democrats want to make transgender participation federal law.

May 30, 2019

Most Doubt the Skills of New High School Graduates

As another school year comes to a close, voters continue to question the abilities of the students U.S. schools graduate.

May 27, 2019

Americans Honor Military on Memorial Day – and the Start of Summer

Americans continue to view Memorial Day as one of the nation’s most significant holidays – and the beginning of summer.

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May 24, 2019

Americans Aren’t Eager for Ban on Fur Sales

New York City is considering joining San Francisco and Los Angeles in banning the sale of fur, but Americans aren’t eager to extend that ban to the area where they live. Few think it’s government’s job to regulate what’s legitimately for sale to the public anyway.

May 22, 2019

Most Still Favor Armed Guards in Schools, But Support Is Down

An armed guard is credited with dramatically limiting a school shooting in Colorado earlier this month, but while most Americans still like the idea of armed school guards, support is down from past surveying.

May 16, 2019

Most Oppose ‘Sex Strike’ Over Abortion Laws, But 25% Undecided

A prominent actress is urging women not to have sex with men until new laws regulating abortion are repealed, but not surprisingly the idea of a so-called “sex strike” isn’t a popular one. There are a lot of undecideds, though.