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A prominent actress is urging women not to have sex with men until new laws regulating abortion are repealed, but not surprisingly the idea of a so-called “sex strike” isn’t a popular one.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

May 9, 2019

Americans Don’t Trust Feds on Gun Control But Less Wary of Federal Gun Licenses

Americans tend to favor Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker’s idea of a federal gun license, even though most don’t trust the federal government with gun laws and don’t expect Booker’s plan to reduce gun crime.

April 29, 2019

Americans Say ‘No’ to Warren’s ‘Free’ College Plan

The contest to be the next Democratic presidential nominee is shaping up literally as a free-for-all, with Senator Elizabeth Warren the latest entrant. She is promising if elected to forgive most student debt and make public universities free, all with a 10-year price tag of $1.25 trillion. Americans aren’t thrilled.

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April 25, 2019

Most Think Amazon’s Alexa Is Spying On its Users

Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa is an increasing presence in American households, but most suspect that the online mega-retailer is using it to spy on customers.

April 11, 2019

10% Think Most Cops Are Racist

Chicago officials are still battling over the decision not to prosecute actor Jussie Smollett, with one city councilman last weekend declaring that the city’s police union is “the sworn enemy of black people.” But Americans overwhelmingly reject the charge that most cops are racist and continue to give high marks to the performance of their local police.

April 10, 2019

Many Still Skipping Medical Checkups, Needed Drugs Due to Cost

Most Americans remain confident about their personal health even though many still skip checkups and drug prescriptions because they cost too much.

April 2, 2019

Americans Don’t See Violence Against Women Crisis, Don’t Blame ‘White Culture’

Americans see violence against women as less of a problem here compared to most other nations and don’t agree with former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent statement that “a white man’s culture” encourages such violence.

March 21, 2019

Americans Appear To Be Less Enthusiastic About Helping NPR

Most voters tune into National Public Radio during the course of a month, but far fewer think taxpayers should continue to subsidize it.

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March 18, 2019

Americans Say Colleges, Universities Discourage Freedom of Speech

Americans continue to agree with President Trump that free speech, especially the conservative kind, is at risk on college campuses today.

March 15, 2019

Most See Admissions Scandal as Sign of Bigger Problem at Elite Colleges

Americans strongly suspect that the just uncovered college admissions cheating scandal is only the tip of the iceberg as far as the country’s top schools are concerned.

March 8, 2019

Daylight Saving Time: Which Way to Turn?

Daylight Saving Time is upon us again, and most Americans know which way to re-set their clocks. But that doesn’t mean they like it.

March 7, 2019

Support Remains Strong for English As Official Language

Most states have designated English as their official language, and Americans continue to strongly believe that should be national policy as well.