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  • Are Americans More Interested in Sports or Politics?

    Stand back, LeBron. Move over, Patriots. Americans by a better than two-to-one margin have their eye more on politics these days.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults say they are more interested in politics than in sports. Just 26% are more interested in sports, while 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 18-19, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Would Rather Watch Sports on TV Than Live

    More than half of Americans are avid sports fans, but most would rather enjoy sporting events in the comfort of their own home than in the stadium.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of American Adults follow sports events in America at least somewhat closely, including 19% who follow Very Closely. Forty-three percent (43%) do not follow sports closely, including 17% who say they don’t follow sports at all. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 18-19, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Say Sports Are Important for Kids

    Most Americans still believe it’s important for young people to participate in sports, though that number’s been slightly on the decline over the past five years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 82% of American Adults think it’s at least somewhat important for young people to participate in sports as part of their development. That’s down slightly from 84% in 2014 and 87% in 2012, and includes 37% who say participating in sports is Very Important to children’s development. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 18-19, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Are Happier Than They Have Been In Years

    Americans are feeling better about their own lives than they have in over a decade.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 16-17, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Should High Schools Require Grads to Lay Out Future Plans?

    Americans are closely divided over a new city of Chicago requirement that all graduating high school seniors must prove they have immediate future plans, but most agree it's up to the students, not their parents or the school system, to determine that future.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of American Adults approve of a school requirement that all graduates must show that they are enrolling in college, enlisting in the military, taking a job or have some other future plan. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove, while 14% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 10-11, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 27% Think Schools Do A Good Job Teaching Western Values

    In a speech last Thursday in Warsaw, Poland, President Trump promised that Western civilization and its values will continue to prevail and triumph. But while voters think it’s important for schools to teach these values of Western civilization, few think they actually follow through.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 79% of Likely U.S. Voters say it’s at least somewhat important for schools to teach the traditional values of Western civilization, including 51% who say it’s Very Important. This is down slightly from 83% who said it was important in 2015, but otherwise generally in line with surveys since 2013. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 6 and 9, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 59% Expect Gas Prices to Climb

    Americans haven’t felt the pinch of rising gas prices that they typically experience this time of year, but they expect that to be short-lived.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that almost half of American Adults (48%) say they’re paying about the same price for a gallon of gas as they were six months ago. Just 14% say they are paying more for a gallon of gas than they were six months ago, while 32% report paying less. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on July 5, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans See Too Many Unnecessary Laws

    Most Americans think there are too many unnecessary laws in the United States today but are split over whether the U.S. system of justice as a whole is fair to most Americans.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of American Adults think there are too many unnecessary laws in the United States today, though that’s down 10 points from 68% five years ago. Twenty-seven percent (27%) do not think there are too many unnecessary laws, up from 19% in 2012. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 28-29, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Still Link July 4 With Declaration of Independence

    Most Americans still rate the Fourth of July high on their list of holidays, second only to Christmas, and correctly identify what it commemorates.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults consider Independence Day one of the nation’s most important holidays, although that is down from a recent high of 61% a year ago. Just six percent (6%) view the Fourth of July as one of the least important holidays, while 36% rate it somewhere in between the two. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 28-29, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 49% Think U.S. Has Liberty and Justice for All

    This Fourth of July, half of Americans still see the nation as one with liberty and justice for all, and the majority wouldn’t live anywhere else.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of American Adults believe the United States, as the Pledge of Allegiance states, is indeed a nation with liberty and justice for all. That’s down from last year’s four-year high of 53%  but up from the six-year low of 46% reached in 2014.

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    The national telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on June 28-29, 2017. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Very Few Adults Would Consider Cosmetic Surgery

    Plastic surgery just isn’t on the table for most Americans.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 14% of American Adults say they would ever consider having cosmetic plastic surgery to improve their appearance or make themselves look younger. That’s down from 19% who said they would consider cosmetic surgery in 2014. Most (79%), though, would not, showing little change from three years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 22 & 25, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Few Americans Would Run for Congress

    Congress member isn’t a job most Americans want, even if they knew they would win. But nearly four-out-of-10 still want in.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 37% of American Adults would run for Congress if they knew they had a reasonable chance of winning. Fifty-one percent (51%) would not, while 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 20-21, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Americans Still Stress Importance of Two-Parent Homes

    Americans may have celebrated Father’s Day on Sunday, but they still think it takes two parents to raise a child.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 87% of American Adults still think it is at least somewhat important for children to grow up in a home with both of their parents, including 63% who think it’s Very Important. Just nine percent (9%) say growing up in a two-parent home is not important, including only two percent (2%) who say it’s Not At All Important. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 14-15, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Fatherhood Still Seen as Man’s Most Important Role

    This Sunday is Father’s Day, and Americans still see fatherhood as a vital role in a man’s life.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults say being a father is the most important role for a man to fill in today’s world. Just 17% disagree, but 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 14-15, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • One-in-Four Say They’re Overweight

    A new study released this week claims that the United States has the greatest percentage of obese children and young adults, but most Americans don’t think it applies to them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 25% of American Adults now say they are overweight, down from 32% in 2015 and the lowest since Rasmussen Reports first asked the question in 2009. The number of Americans who say they’re overweight has been on the decline since reaching a high of 42% in May 2012.

    Two-thirds of Americans (67%) say they are not overweight. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on June 12-13, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Fewer Americans Now See Tough Summer Job Market For Teens

    Unemployment has reached a 10-year low, and now Americans think it will be easier for teenagers to find summer jobs than in the past.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults think it will be at least somewhat difficult for young people to find summer jobs in the current economy. This includes 19% who think it will be Very Difficult. Thirty-eight percent (38%) don’t think it will be difficult for them to find summer jobs, including just nine percent (9%) who say it’s Not At All Difficult. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 8 & 11, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Are Planning A Summer Vacation

    As the temperatures rise and schools close, many Americans are turning their attention to summer vacation.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of American Adults plan to take a summer vacation this year, little changed from the 51% who planned one last summer. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 8 and 11, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Support for Euthanasia Holds Steady

    Massachusetts is the latest state considering whether to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, and just over half of Americans support such a law.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of American Adults favor allowing voluntary euthanasia in the state where they live. Twenty-nine percent (29%) are opposed to such a law, but a sizable 20% remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 6-7, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Think Text-Blocking Tech Will Make Roads Safer

    Apple announced this week that their newest iPhone operating system, iOS 11, will have a “Do Not Disturb for Driving” mode that will stop users from receiving text messages while behind the wheel. Americans already think distracted driving is a big problem and are on board with this new technology.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 92% of American Adults see drivers distracted by their cell phones as a serious problem in America today, including 69% who say it’s a Very Serious problem. Only six percent (6%) don’t see distracted driving as a serious problem. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 6-7, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Americans Believe in the Afterlife

    Is there life after death? Americans sure think so.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of American Adults believe in life after death. Just 17% do not, but 20% are still unsure if there’s an afterlife. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 6-7, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.