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  • Americans Say Too Many Rely on Government Aid

    With a number of states planning ways to tighten their Medicaid and food stamp rolls, Americans continue to believe that too many count on the government for cash and that government welfare programs hurt more than they help.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults think there are too many Americans dependent on the government for financial aid. That’s up from 55% in March of last year  after running in the mid- to high-60s over the previous four years. Just nine percent (9%) think there are not enough Americans dependent on the government for financial aid, while 18% think the level of dependency is about right. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 2018 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-Five Tattooed Adults Would Get Them Removed

    More Americans now say they have tattoos, but few regret them.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 25% of American Adults have at least one tattoo, a number that’s been on the rise since 2013.  Eight percent (8%) of those have three or more tattoos, including two percent (2%) who have more than 10 pieces of ink. Seventy-four percent (74%) of adults say they have no tattoos. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 2018 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.

  • 64% Say ‘Yes’ To Work Requirements For Medicaid Recipients

    The Trump administration announced it would allow states to create work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and most Americans think that’s a good idea.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 64% of American Adults think that childless, able-bodied adults in their state should be required to work as a condition for receiving Medicaid. Just 22% disagree, while 14% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 14-15, 2018 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.

  • Just 22% Think Race Relations Are Getting Better

    This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Americans have a marginally more promising outlook on race relations than they did six months ago.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 22% of American Adults would rate race relations in America today as good or excellent, up slightly from previous surveys. Twenty-eight percent (28%) now rate race relations in this country as poor, down from 38% in June. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 10-11, 2018 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.

  • 62% Say MLK's Dream Still Not Reality

    More Americans than ever believe Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams of equal opportunity in the country still aren’t a reality.

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 10-11, 2018 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 Don't See Celebrities as Good Role Models

    Following this year’s Golden Globes, the first award show of Hollywood’s #MeToo era, even fewer Americans see celebrities as good role models.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 12% of American Adults think most Hollywood celebrities are good role models, down from 20% who felt that way a year ago. Sixty-six percent (66%) say most celebrities are not good role models, up from 60%, while 22% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 8-9, 2018 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 Say Crime Is Up in Their Community

    While Baltimore is facing its highest homicide rates to date, New York City's crime rate is reaching record lows this year. More Americans in the rest of the country also say crime is down where they live.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 28% of American Adults say crime in their community has increased over the past year, but that’s down from 34% who said the same in late 2016. Fifteen percent (15%) say crime has decreased in their community over the last year, up from nine percent (9%) in the previous survey. Most (52%) say the crime rate in their community has stayed about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 2-3, 2018 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.

  • Do Americans Think 2018 Will Be a Good Year?

    While more than half of Americans are feeling good about 2018, they aren’t as high on the upcoming year as they have been in recent years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults think 2018 will be at least a good year. That includes 14% who expect it to be one of the best years ever, 17% who feel it will be an excellent year and another 25% who say it will be a good year. Only 18% expect 2018 to be a poor year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 27-28, 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.

  • Happy New Year!

    It’s officially 2018, but Americans don’t consider New Year’s Day all that important.

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 27-28, 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.

  • What Did Americans Think of 2017?

    Americans feel better about 2017 than they did the year before, a reflection perhaps of the record-setting level of economic confidence at year’s end.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of American Adults look back on 2017 in a positive way, with 24% who say it was a good year, 11% an excellent one and 10% who regard it as one of the best years ever. Only 26% believe it was a poor year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 27-28, 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 Will Welcome 2018 at Home, With a Kiss

    Americans will be welcoming the new year from the comfort of their own homes, though many will be sharing a kiss, too.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 66% of American Adults will be at home at midnight when the new year arrives. Fourteen percent (14%) will be at a friend’s house, while five percent (5%) will be at a restaurant or bar. Another 10% will be somewhere else. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 26, 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 Aren't Making New Year's Resolutions This Year

    Americans aren’t as determined to start 2018 off on a new foot as they were to start 2017.

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 26, 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.

  • Following Amtrak Derailment, Most Still Say Mass Transit is Safe

    Even after the tragic Amtrak derailment outside Tacoma, Washington, last week, most Americans believe mass transit is safe, even if they don’t use it often.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 71% of American Adults think mass transit services in the United States are at least somewhat safe, including 19% who think it’s Very Safe. That’s down from 79% who said the same in 2015 following the train derailment near Philadelphia, but in line with findings in 2014.

    Just 22% don’t think mass transit is safe, with only five percent (5%) who say it’s Not At All Safe. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 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.

  • For Most, Christmas Is Still A Religious Time

    Americans continue to rank Christmas as the nation’s top holiday, and most will attend a religious service to honor the holiday season. 

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of American Adults consider Christmas one of the nation’s most important holidays, while only six percent (6%) believe it’s one of the least important. Thirty-two percent (32%) place Christmas somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 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.

  • Many Still Have Holiday Shopping To Do

    After starting off at a record pace, Americans have slowed their holiday shopping, with a sizable number who still haven’t started with Christmas just a weekend away.

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 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.

  • 23% On The Road This Holiday Season

    To Americans, there’s no place like home for the holidays.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 23% of American Adults are planning to travel away from home this holiday season. Seventy-one percent (71%) are not, but six percent (6%) still aren't sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 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 Feeling Charitable this Christmas

    Americans are feeling the Christmas spirit this year and plan to spread the joy by donating to charity of some kind.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 80% of American Adults say they are at least somewhat likely to make a charitable donation of some kind this year, including 58% who are Very Likely to do so. That’s down slightly from 84% in 2015 and 85% in 2014, but is still up from 76% four years ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 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.

  • Are Christmas Cards a Thing of the Past?

    Christmas cards appear to be a tradition that’s falling by the wayside.

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    This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 14 & 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.

  • With a Week To Go, 40% Have Finished Holiday Shopping

    Americans continue to fly through their holiday shopping this year, and nearly half are finished with a week still left before Christmas.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 72% of American Adults have now started their holiday gift shopping, up slightly from 65% just after Black Friday  and on par with shoppers this time last year. With the clock now ticking down to Christmas day, 23% say they still have not started shopping, also generally in line with a year ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 14 & 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.

  • More Holiday Shoppers Are Going Online This Year

    Today is Free Shipping Day, when many online retailers offer free shipping on gifts in time for Christmas, but online shopping is already more popular than ever with Americans for holiday shopping this year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 83% of American Adults plan to do at least some of their holiday gift shopping online this year, including 33% who plan to do all or most of their shopping on the Internet. Just 15% won’t be going online at all to buy gifts this year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on December 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.