If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

 

Category » Lifestyle

MOST RECENT RELEASES

  • Americans Say They Don't Need Earth Day to Go Green

    Most Americans say they've done their part to help clean up the environment, but far fewer see Earth Day - celebrated annually on April 22 - as a motivating factor.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of American Adults have volunteered their time or donated money to help clean up the environment. That's up from 61% a year ago and the highest finding in several years of annual surveying. Twenty-eight percent (28%) have not contributed time or money to green efforts. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 19-20, 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 Blame Passengers in Airline Confrontations

    United Airlines is in hot water after a video went viral of security forcibly removing a man from a plane to make room for traveling employees. Many have called for a boycott of the airline over the incident, but Americans are more likely to blame the passenger for such disputes than the airline itself.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, in most confrontations between airline passengers and airline personnel, 41% of American Adults think the passengers are at fault. Thirty-two percent (32%) are more apt to blame the airline employees, but 27% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 17-18, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error 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.

  • Half of Americans Will Celebrate Easter in Church

    Easter may not be the top holiday for Americans, but half will still honor the holiday in church. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 11-12, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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 Think Children Are Safe At School

    Even after the shooting and death of an eight-year-old student and a teacher at a school in San Bernardino, California, earlier this week, most Americans still think schools are safe places for children. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 11-12, 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 Reject Proposed Online Access Law

    Senate Republicans recently voted to eliminate proposed privacy rules that prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from selling or sharing users’ browsing history and other personal information, and voters aren’t having it. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 9-10, 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 Aren't Volunteering for Space Travel

    Virgin Galactic owner Richard Branson insists he'll have commercial travelers in space by the end of next year, but a trip to space isn’t high on most Americans’ to-do lists.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 30% of American Adults would travel into space on a commercial flight if they could afford it. Sixty-one percent (61%) would not. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 5-6, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error 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.

  • 54% Think There Are Too Many Lawyers in the U.S.

    Americans still think the United States would be better off with fewer attorneys, though that view has been on the decline. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 3-4, 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.

  • Ride-Sharing Still Not Catching On

    While ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft are gaining popularity - and notoriety - across the country, the vast majority of Americans say they seldom, if ever, use either service.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 77% of American Adults rarely or never use a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft. Twelve percent (12%) use such services every now and then, while six percent (6%) say they use them several times a month. Just three percent (3%) of all Americans use services like Uber or Lyft at least once a week. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on March 16 & 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.

  • 42% Think It’s Too Easy To Get Food Stamps

    Florida has recently proposed a bill that would cut food stamp eligibility for hundreds of thousands of residents, and a sizable number of Americans still agree that food stamps are too easy to come by in the United States.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of American Adults think it is too easy to get food stamps in this country, although that's down from 48% three years ago  and a high of 52% in 2012. Just 19% think it is too hard to get food stamps today. One-in-four (25%) think the level of eligibility is about right, but 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook

    The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 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 Say Too Many Still Dependent on Government

    Americans continue to feel that too many people are getting financial help from the government and that anti-poverty programs just make the problem worse.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% of American Adults think there are too many Americans dependent on the government for financial aid, although that’s down from the mid-60s in surveys over the last four years. Only 13% say not enough people are being helped by taxpayers. Nineteen percent (19%) believe the current level of dependency is about right, while another 13% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook

    The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 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 Still Think Too Many On Welfare Who Shouldn’t Be

    Most Americans still think welfare programs in this country are being abused.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults think the bigger problem with welfare programs in the United States today is that too many people are receiving welfare who should not be getting it. Just half as many (28%) disagree and think the reverse is true: That the bigger problem is that too many people who should receive welfare do not. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook

    The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 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.

  • Americans Are Much More Likely to Get A New Car

    A new car is on a lot more Americans’ shopping lists this year.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of American Adults are at least somewhat likely to buy or lease a car in the next year, up from 26% where the overall figure had been hovering in annual surveys from 2010 through 2015. The new finding includes 21% who are Very Likely to get a new car, compared to 11% two years ago. But most Americans (58%) still have no plans to get a new car, with 27% who say it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on March 16 & 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.

  • Spring Has Sprung!

    It’s officially spring which is music to Americans’ ears.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 67% of American Adults say the arrival of spring puts them in a better mood. That’s up slightly from 63% last year and in line with past surveying. Just three percent (3%) say the arrival of spring makes them feel worse, while 29% say the changing season has no impact on their mood. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily email update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 16 & 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 Scoff At Participation-Only Rewards

    Americans recognize the importance of sports and teamwork in a child’s development,  but they also think there should be winners and losers at the end of the day.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults think, when it comes to team sports for children, it’s more important to reward the winners than to make sure everyone is recognized for participating. Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree and think it’s more important to reward participation. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

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

  • Americans Don’t Want to Get Rid of Valedictorians

    More and more schools around the country are eliminating long-standing systems that rank high school students on the level of their academic achievement including the designation of senior class valedictorians and salutatorians. But Americans aren’t eager to embrace the change.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 24% of American Adults favor the elimination of systems that rank students on their level of academic achievement. Sixty-one percent (61%) are opposed, while 16% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook

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

  • Most Catholics Approve of Married Priests

    Pope Francis in an interview last week indicated that he is open to the idea of married men becoming priests in order to combat the church’s shortage of clergy, and most American Catholics approve.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of Catholics in this country agree that their church should allow married men to become priests. Only 25% are opposed, but 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook

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

  • Parole for O.J.?

    O.J. Simpson, the pro football great famously acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, is up for parole this summer from his imprisonment for unrelated crimes. Most Americans don’t want to see Simpson go free.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 20% of American Adults believe Simpson should be paroled after serving nine years of his 33-year sentence for kidnapping, assault, robbery, burglary and conspiracy. Sixty percent (60%) are opposed to Simpson's parole, while another 20% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook

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

  • More Americans Vacationed This Winter

    Despite the feeling of most Americans that the weather has not been worse this year than in recent years, more Americans than ever are hitting the road for a winter escape.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 32% of America Adults have taken or plan to take a winter vacation this year. That’s up from 28% in 2015  and the highest in 10 years of surveying. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook

    This survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on March 2 & 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.

  • Most Still Say Transgender Bathroom Policy Not A Federal Issue

    President Trump is rolling back a recent Obama administration policy that allows transgender students to use the school bathrooms of their choice. Most Americans still agree that local school bathroom policy is not the responsibility of the federal government.

  • Americans Say Media Needs to Look More Before It Leaps

    Most Americans still think the media is in too big a hurry.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of American Adults believe most major news organizations are more concerned with getting a story first than with getting it right, although that's down noticeably from 84% in September 2013 when we first asked this question. Twenty-nine percent (29%) think getting it right is the priority for most major media groups, up from just 10% in the earlier survey.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

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