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As the holiday weekend begins, 7% of American adults have already finished their holiday shopping for the season. That's up slightly from 5% a...

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Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters believe income inequality in America is at least somewhat of a big problem in the United States. That total...

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In the 1980's, voters had such negative views of political liberals that candidates vehemently denied that the "L" word applied to them. Today, voters...



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9704November11-21-20187% Already Finished With Holiday Shopping
As the holiday weekend begins, 7% of American adults have already finished their holiday shopping for the season. That's up slightly from 5% a...
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9750November11-20-201867% Say Income Inequality is a Big Problem, but Most Believe Punishing the Rich isn’t the Answer
Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters believe income inequality in America is at least somewhat of a big problem in the United States. That total...
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9739November11-18-2018Women Have Mixed Views of Both Conservatives and Liberals
In the 1980's, voters had such negative views of political liberals that candidates vehemently denied that the "L" word applied to them. Today, voters...
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9738November11-18-2018Generic Ballot: Democrats 45% Republicans 37%
During a full week of polling from November 11-16, 2018, ScottRasmussen.com found that 45% of Registered Voters would vote for the Democrat from their...
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8690November11-18-2018President Trump Job Approval 47%
Forty-seven percent (47%) of Registered Voters nationwide approve of the way that President Trump is handling his job while 53% disapprove. These results, based...
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9735November11-17-2018Public Evenly Divided on Key Health Care Trade-Offs
When it comes to reforming health care, voters believe reducing the cost of care and ensuring that everyone has access to it are top...
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9728November11-16-2018Reducing Cost is Top Health Care Priority for Voters
Eighty percent (80%) of voters believe it is Very Important to reduce the cost of health care. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 69%...
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9727November11-16-201865% of Workers Would Choose Less Health Insurance, Bigger Paycheck
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of voters favor letting each worker choose how much health insurance they are willing to pay for. They could have less...
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9726November11-16-201870% Believe Higher Corporate Taxes Will Lead to Higher Consumer Prices
If taxes on companies are raised, 70% of voters believe that the businesses will pass on the higher costs to consumers by raising prices...
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9720November11-15-2018Voters Define Poverty Much Differently Than the Government Statistics
If a person is laid off from a good job and expects to find another job within 3 months, the federal government would say...
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9719November11-15-201852% Rate Economy As Good or Excellent, Down 3 From Previous Week
Fifty-two percent (52%) of adults rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent. A Job Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 31% rate the...
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9705November11-14-201877% Say Poverty Stats Should Consider Local Cost-of-Living
Given that it costs more to live in some places like New York City than in other parts of the country, 77% of voters...
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9708November11-14-2018Health Care, Immigration, and Investigating the President Top Public's Agenda For Congress
When the new Congress takes power, 32% of voters believe addressing health care should be the top priority. However, a ScottRasmussen.com poll found that...
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9707November11-14-201864% Believe Elections Fair to Voters
Sixty-four percent (64%) of voters nationwide believe that elections are fair to voters. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that figure includes just 21% who describe...
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9698November11-13-201863% Confident That Votes Will Be Properly Counted, Down from 76% Before Election
Following last week's election, 63% of voters nationwide are confident that votes will be counted correctly and the legitimate winner declared in just about...
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9691November11-13-2018Small Biz Owners, Environmentalists, Church Goers Earn Top Ratings from Public
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of voters have a favorable opinion of Small Business Owners while just 8% offer an unfavorable assessment. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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9686November11-12-201847% Believe Socialism Does Not Lead to Higher Taxes, More Government Control
Fifty-three percent (53%) of Americans believe that Socialism will lead to higher taxes and more government control. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 47% disagree....
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9685November11-12-201884% See Poverty As Serious Problem, 34% Believe Government Programs Help
Eighty-four percent (84%) of voters nationwide see poverty as a serious problem in the United States today. That figure includes 37% who see it...
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9684November11-12-201819% Believe Capitalism and Free Markets Are the Same
Just 19% of voters nationwide believe that a Free Market System is the same as Capitalism. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 39% believe...
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9675November11-12-201878% Believe It's Appropriate for Census to Ask About Citizenship
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of voters nationwide believe it's appropriate for  the U.S. Census Bureau to ask residents if they are citizens of the United States....
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9682November11-11-201822% Favor Government Ownership of Largest Companies
Twenty-two percent (22%) of voters believe that it would be better for America to have the federal government owned most or all of the nation’s...
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9678November11-11-201830% Believe Immigrants Should Be Eligible For Citizenship In Less Than 2 Years
Thirty percent (30%) of voters nationwide believe immigrants should be eligible for citizenship within two years of moving to America. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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9680November11-10-2018Americans Overwhelmingly Believe Pre-judging Anyone by the Color of Their Skin is Racist 
Americans overwhelmingly believe that pre-judging someone by the color of their skin is racist.Eighty-nine percent (89%) of voters nationwide believe it is racist when a...
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9677November11-10-201863% Oppose Letting Non-Citizens Vote in Local Elections
Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters nationwide do not believe non-citizens should be allowed to vote in local elections. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that...
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9669November11-09-201870% Believe Less Government Involvement in Economy Is Good for Nation
Seventy percent (70%) of voters nationwide believe that it would be better for our nation to have less government control of the economy. A...
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9667November11-09-201865% Believe Positive Change In America Begins Outside of Politics
Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters agree that just about all positive change in America begins outside of the political system, and far from the...
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9661November11-09-201850% Believe Democrats Too Liberal, 48% Say Republicans Too Conservative
Fifty percent (50%) of voters nationwide believe Democrats are too liberal. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 13% believe the party is too conservative...
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9660November11-09-201829% Say Divided Government Good, 36% Bad
Tuesday's election gave Democrats control of the House while leaving the Senate in Republican hands. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 36% of voters...
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9656November11-08-2018Election Made 35% More Optimistic, 28% More Pessimistic
A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that Tuesday's election results made 35% of voters more optimistic about the nation's future. The results also made 28%...
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9649November11-08-2018USA Evenly Divided on Trump Handling of Immigration
Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters nationwide approve of the way President Trump has handled the issue of immigration while 51% disapprove. A ScottRasmussen.com national...
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9647November11-08-2018Pelosi Viewed Favorably by 32%, Unfavorably by 49%
Representative Nancy Pelosi, the frontrunner to become the new Speaker of the House, is viewed favorably by 32% of voters nationwide and unfavorably by...
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9645November11-08-201844% Believe Congress More Conservative Than Nation
A ScottRasmussen.com poll conducted on election night and the morning after found that 44% of Registered Voters believe Congress is more conservative than the...
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9604November11-06-2018Supreme Court Approval Steady at 63%
A new ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 63% of voters approve of the way that the Supreme Court is doing its job. That's essentially...
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9614November11-06-201840% Expect Dems to Win House, 35% Think GOP Will Hang On
Forty (40%) of Registered Voters nationwide expect the Democrats to win control of the House of Representatives when all the votes are counted.  A...
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9616November11-05-201854% Want Election to Change Country's Direction, 34% to Stay the Course
Fifty-four percent (54%) of the most likely voters are looking to change the current direction of the country with their vote. A ScottRasmussen.com national...
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9600November11-05-201879% Favor Requiring Voters to Show Photo ID Before Casting Ballot
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of Americans believe people should be required to show a photo ID before voting. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that view...
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9602November11-05-201851% Think Members of Congress Should Vote From Their Districts
Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters support having members of Congress voting on legislation electronically from the Congressional District they represent. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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9599November11-05-201842% Recognize that Rules are Stacked Against Third Party Candidates
Why doesn't a major third party exist in America? A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 42% of voters say Republicans and Democrats write election...
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9591November11-04-2018Most Voters in Both Parties Believe The Other Side Cheats
Most Democrats (59%) believe that Republican officials actively try to suppress the vote of non-white Americans. Just 18% disagree.A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that Republicans...
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9590November11-04-2018Voters Support All of the Above Approach to Reduce Illegal Immigration
Reflecting a widely shared belief that legal immigration is good for America but illegal immigration is bad, voters support a wide variety of measures...
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9580November11-04-201837% Say This Is Most Important Election of Their Lifetime
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters nationwide believe the 2018 midterms are the most important election of their lifetimes. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that...
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8696November11-03-2018Generic Ballot: Democrats 50% Republicans 42%
During a full week of polling from October 28-November 2, 2018, ScottRasmussen.com found that 50% of the nation’s most likely voters would vote for...
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8670November11-03-2018Weekly Monitor: 44% Say Nation Is On The Right Track
For the week ending November 2, 2018, (44%) of Registered Voters nationwide believe the United States is on the Right Track. That's up three...
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9574November11-03-201850% Support Birthright Citizenship
Fifty percent (50%) of voters nationwide believe that a child born in the United States to an illegal immigrant should be considered a U.S....
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9563November11-02-201881% Trust Paper Ballots, 78% Trust Electronic Ballots
Eighty-one percent (81%) of voters trust elections conducted by paper ballots cast in a supervised election facility. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 78%...
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9562November11-02-201876% Confident That Votes Will Be Properly Counted
Seventy-six percent (76%) of voters nationwide are confident that votes will be counted correctly and the legitimate winner declared in just about every race....
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9553November11-01-2018Healthcare continues to be top midterm issue, Immigration jumps into top 5
Seventy-five percent (75%) of voters rate health care as a very important issue affecting their midterm election vote. That keeps health care as the...
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9545October10-31-2018Voters See Free Markets As More Fair Than Socialism
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of voters have a favorable opinion of Free Market economic systems. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 62% have a favorable...
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9543October10-31-201823% Believe Most White Americans Are Racist
Twenty-three percent (23%) of voters nationwide believe that most white Americans are racist. A ScottRasmussen.com nation survey found that view is held by 14%...
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9544October10-31-2018To Meet With Rep In Congress, 40% Believe You Must First Pay 10K or More
To meet regularly with their Representative in Congress, 40% of voters believe they'd have to make a contribution of $10,000 or more. A ScottRasmussen.com...
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9536October10-30-201870% of Voters Following the Mail Bomber Story, 66% the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
With a number of breaking and developing stories over the past few days to choose from, more Americans have been closely following the story...
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9538October10-30-201838% Expect Democrats to Win House; 36% Think GOP Will Win
Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Registered Voters nationwide expect the Democrats to win control of the House of Representatives when the voting stops next week....
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9529October10-29-201881% Believe Legal Immigration Good for US, 81% Believe Illegal Immigration Bad
Eighty-one percent (81%) of voters nationwide believe that legal immigration is good for the United States. That's up 10 points since August. However, a...
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9527October10-29-201870% Believe Elected Officials Use Their Office to Help Businesses That Support Them
Seventy percent (70%) of voters believe elected officials use their office to help businesses that support them. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that just 4%...
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9526October10-29-201837% Believe Candidate With Most Money Wins Most of the Time
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters nationwide believe that the candidate who raises the most money wins elections most or just about all of the...
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9524October10-28-2018Voters Without Health Insurance Split On Congressional Vote
Thirty-five percent (35%) of voters without health insurance say they'll cast a vote for the Democratic candidate in the upcoming Congressional elections. Thirty-one percent...
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9492October10-26-2018Oct. 25-26 Demographics
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9490October10-26-2018Oct. 22-26 Weekly Demographics
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9482October10-26-2018Just 24% Believe Healthy Democracy Possible When Disagreements Fall Along Racial Lines
Just 24% of voters nationwide believe it is possible to have a healthy democracy if there are policy disagreements that fall on entirely racial...
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9478October10-26-2018On Health Care, Americans Favor Competition and Technology over Government Solutions
A new national survey by ScottRasmussen.com shows that 42% of voters believe more competition will do more than government regulations to improve the quality...
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9483October10-26-2018Democrats Hold Edge with Voters on Health Care, Republicans on the Economy
By a 38% to 27% margin, voters trust Democrats on the issue of health care more than Republicans. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey shows that...
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9476October10-26-201863% of Americans are Aware of Current Small Business Boom
Most voters (63%) know that American small businesses have been growing at a faster pace over the last two years compared to previous years.The...
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9477October10-25-201870% Want Strong Action Against Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi Murder
Seventy percent (70%) of voters say the United States should take “strong action” against Saudi Arabia in response to news about slain Saudi journalist...
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9473October10-25-2018Support for Sending Troops To Border Up to 65%
In response to the migrant caravan currently in Mexico, 65% of voters now favor sending troops to the southern border of the United States....
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9472October10-25-201840% Want Migrant Caravan Held Near Border, 30% Want Migrants Turned Away
Several thousand people are traveling through Mexico with the goal of entering the United States. Many are fleeing government corruption, extreme poverty and rampant...
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9468October10-25-2018Strong Economy Seen Through Partisan Lens
The Job Creators Network/ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse, released every Thursday morning, continues to show evidence of a very strong economy.Results from the survey conducted October 22-23,...
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9454October10-24-201835% Believe Nation Would Be Better Off If Clinton Had Won
Thirty-five percent (35%) of voters believe the nation would be better off if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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9448October10-23-201816% Favor Guaranteed Income, Even for Those Unwilling to Work
Sixteen percent (16%) of voters favor providing every American a guaranteed income, even for those who are unwilling to work. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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9447October10-23-201874% of Democrats Believe President Trump Should Be Impeached and Removed From Office
Seventy-four percent (74%) of Democratic voters believe President Trump should be impeached and removed from office. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that just 14%...
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9445October10-23-201874% Define "Hate Speech" As Speech That Encourages Violence Against a Group of People
Seventy-four percent (74%) of voters define "Hate Speech" as speech that encourages violence against a group of people. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that...
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9443October10-23-2018GOP Voters Remain Very Optimistic About Midterms
When all the votes are counted in November, 80% of Republican voters believe their team will retain majority control in the House of Representatives....
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9442October10-23-201834% Believe Clinton Would Have Won Without Russian Interference
If there had been no Russian interference, 34% of voters believe Hillary Clinton would have won the 2016 Presidential Election. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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9440October10-23-201838% Believe Tax Cuts Helped The Economy, 22% Say They Hurt
Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters believe the tax cuts passed last year have helped the economy while 22% say they hurt. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found...
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9430October10-22-201824% Believe Border Patrol Enforcement Too Harsh, 42% Say Too Lenient
When it comes to enforcing immigration laws, 24% of voters nationwide believe the United States Border Patrol is too harsh on on illegal immigrants....
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9429October10-22-2018When It Comes to Racism, Americans Split on the Importance of Intent
Voters are split on whether a person’s intentions make their actions racist, but there’s more agreement that intent isn’t as important when assessing the...
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9427October10-22-201845% Concerned That A.I. and Robots May Wipe Out Human Life
Forty-five percent (45%) of voters nationwide are at least somewhat concerned that robots guided by artificial intelligence (A.I.) will destroy human life on earth....
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9420October10-20-201860% Favor Sending Troops to Southern Border
Sixty percent (60%) of voters nationwide favor sending U.S. military troops to the southern border of the United States to prevent people from entering...
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9409October10-20-2018Little Day of Week Bias in ScottRasmussen.com Polling Data
One of the great challenges in conducting any survey research is the possibility of structural bias in the data collection process. One possible bias...
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9404October10-19-201855% Rate Economy As Good or Excellent
The Job Creators Network/ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse, released every Thursday morning, continues to show evidence of a very strong economy.Fifty-five percent (55%) rate the economy...
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9402October10-19-201853% Believe Trump At Least As Ethical As Most Politicians
Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters nationwide believe that President Trump is at least as ethical as most politicians. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey shows that...
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9401October10-19-201858% Believe Racism Towards Persons of Color Remains A Large Problem
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters nationwide believe  racism towards people of color is a somewhat large or significant problem in America today. A ScottRasmussen.com...
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9370October10-18-2018Voters Keenly Aware of America’s Massive Prison Problems
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) says nearly 2.2 million adults were held in America's prisons and jails at the end of 2016. Seventy-eight percent (78%)...
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9371October10-18-201867% Recognize That Black Men Receive Stricter Prison Sentences Than White Men
Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters are aware that, on average, black men receive stricter sentences than white men convicted of the same crime.A ScottRasmussen.com...
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9374October10-18-2018Majority Rejects Banning Even Extremely Hateful Statements
Data released last week showed that 64% of voters believe it is more dangerous to let government to define hate speech than to allow inappropriate...
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9353October10-17-2018Most Americans Not Into Boycott/Buycott Activism
Seventy percent (70%) of American voters have never participated in a boycott of a company over political issues, and 77% of voters say they...
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9341October10-17-2018Most Americans Still Disconnected to Facts about Guns and Gun Violence
A possible contributing factor to America’s enduring debate over gun rights may be the fact that a large portion of the country’s voters have...
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9339October10-17-2018Americans Remain Resistant to Self-Driving Cars
Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters say they would not feel safe riding in a self-driving car, according to a new national survey by ScottRasmussen.com....
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9337October10-16-2018If Dems Win House, 36% Expect They Will Impeach President Trump
If Democrats win a majority in the House of Representatives, 36% of voters think they will impeach President Trump. That's down slightly from 39%...
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9335October10-16-201846% Expect GOP to Win Senate, 32% Think Democrats Will Win
Forty-six percent (46%) of Registered Voters nationwide expect the Republicans to retain or expand their majority in the U.S. Senate in the midterm elections....
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9325October10-15-201891% Support Red Flag Laws to Take Guns From Public Threats
A strong majority of Americans (91%) support for a legal process that protects individual rights but empowers police to take guns from people credibly...
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9324October10-15-2018Support Stays Strong for Pot Legalization, but Not for Harder Drugs
A clear majority of voters (64%) believe marijuana should be legalized in America like cigarettes, while 36% disagree. That’s according to a new ScottRasmussen.com...
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9323October10-15-2018Democrats More Likely Than Republicans to Live In Partisan Bubble
Seventy-three percent (73%) of Republican voters say they have close friends who are Democrats, while just 52% of Democrats say they have close friends...
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9300October10-12-2018Letting Government Define Hate Speech Seen As More Dangerous Than Hate Speech
Sixty-four percent (64%) of voters believe it is more dangerous to let government to define hate speech than to allow inappropriate hate speech that...
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9303October10-12-20187% Have Volunteered for a Political Campaign During Past Month
Just about everybody was talking about the confirmation hearings for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but few voters are actually getting engaged in the political process....
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9298October10-12-201876% Say Free Speech Includes Right to Offend Others
Eighty-seven percent (87%) of voters believe freedom of speech is Very Important. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 76% believe that includes the right...
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9289October10-11-201814% Believe It's Too Easy To Fire Federal Employees; 46% Say Too Hard
Only 14% of voters believe it’s currently too easy to fire career federal employees, 46% believe it’s too difficult to fire them.On a related...
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9295October10-11-201834% Believe Kavanaugh Effect Will Help GOP; 33% Believe It Will Help Dems
Over the past week, 66% of all voters talked about Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process with family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers.A ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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9293October10-11-201848% Say Firms In Their Area Are Hiring; 15% See Layoffs
The JCN/ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse, released every Thursday morning, continues to show evidence of a very strong economy.Forty-eight percent (48%) believe firms in their area...
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9283October10-10-2018Generation Gap is Key Factor in Debate over Limited Government
Most Americans (56%) prefer a government with a system of checks and balances as opposed to a smaller number of voters (44%) who would...
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9281October10-10-201867% Believe College Should Focus on Preparing Students for Jobs
Two-thirds (67%) of U.S. voters said colleges and universities should focus on preparing students for a job and a career. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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9279October10-09-201816% Consider Themselves Early Adapters for New Tech
Sixteen percent (16%) of voters nationwide say they're generally among the first to buy new tech products. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 47% ...
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9276October10-09-2018Senator Susan Collins Still Unknown By Most Voters
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) was widely considered to be the decisive vote in the confirmation battle over now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The political world held...
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9272October10-09-201821% Prefer Government By Policy Experts Rather than Representative Democracy
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of voters believe representative democracy is a better form of government than one run by unelected policy experts. A ScottRasmussen.com poll...
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9259October10-08-2018Government Employees Less Optimistic About Economy Than Private Sector Workers
Fifty percent (50%) of government employees rate the economy as good or excellent while 15% rate it as poor. While that’s certainly a positive...
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9257October10-08-2018Trade Deal Gets Good Reviews, Little Interest
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters believe the new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada is at least Somewhat Good for the United...
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9253October10-07-2018Health Care, Economy, National Security Top Midterm Issues
In terms of how they will vote in November, 69% of voters say the health care issue will be Very Important. A ScottRasmussen.com national...
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9250October10-07-201838% Say Kavanaugh Confirmation Process Very Important to Midterm Vote
Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters nationwide say that the the confirmation process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be Very Important in terms of their midterm...
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9248October10-07-201837% Think Dems Will Win House, 37% Republicans
Thirty-seven percent (37%) of voters nationwide now expect the Democrats to win control of the House in November’s election. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found...
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9245October10-07-201845% Believe Congress More Conservative Than Nation
A month before the midterm elections, 45% of Registered Voters nationwide believe that Congress is more conservative than the nation’s political views. A ScottRasmussen.com...
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9231October10-06-2018McConnell's Favorable Ratings Jump
Public opinion of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have improved significantly over the past two months. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 37% of...
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9220October10-04-201857% Rate Economy As Good or Excellent
The fourth weekly update of the Job Creators Network/ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse shows that 57% of Americans rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent....
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9228October10-04-201869% Say Young People Shouldn't Pay More to Keep Others Insurance Premiums Low
Voters strongly oppose a key component of the current health insurance system. Sixty-nine percent (69%) reject the idea that younger American should pay more in...
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9216October10-03-2018Voters Want More Choice In Health Insurance Options
Rather than being required to buy comprehensive health insurance that covers just about all medical procedures, 75% of voters think they should be able to...
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9198October10-03-201849% Believe Public Schools Offer Low Quality Education
A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that American voters are almost evenly split between those who believe public schools provide high quality education (51%) and those...
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9201October10-02-201854% Say It's Likely Both Ford and Kavanaugh Telling the Truth
Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters nationwide believe it's at least somewhat likely that both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh told the...
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9197October10-02-201834% Rate U.S. Health Care System as Good or Excellent
Just 34% of Americans rate the U.S. healthcare system as good or excellent while 28% rate it as poor. A new ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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9196October10-02-201853% of Republicans Have Favorable Opinion of Lindsey Graham
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is now viewed favorably by 53% of Republicans nationwide. Just 12% have a negative view of him. A ScottRasmussen.com national...
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9194October10-02-2018Kavanugh, Ford Both Viewed Favorably By 36%; Judge Has Higher Negatives
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is viewed favorably by 36% of voters nationwide and unfavorably by 29%. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey also found that Supreme...
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9190October10-02-201865% Believe US Higher Education System Is Good, but There are Significant Ideological Divides
Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters believe the nation’s system of colleges and universities are good for the country. A ScottRasmussen.com national Democrats and liberals...
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9186October10-01-201851% of Democrats Expect Impeachment If Their Team Wins House
If Democrats win majority control of the House in November, 39% of all voters believe they will vote to impeach President Trump. A ScottRasmussen.com national...
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9185October10-01-201838% Think Dems Will Win House, 37% Expect GOP Victory
Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters nationwide now expect the Democrats to win control of the House in November's election. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found...
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9169September09-28-2018Favorability for Both Kavanaugh and Ford Improve Following Hearing
Following an emotional day of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh made gains in the...
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9166September09-28-2018Health Care, Economy, and Immigration Remain Top Issues
Nineteen percent (19%) of voters nationwide believe that health care is the most important issue in the midterm elections. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found...
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9164September09-28-2018No Change in Perceptions of Supreme Court: 61% Approval
Despite all the noise and fury surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process, there has been no change in perceptions of the Supreme Court. A ScottRasmussen.com...
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9154September09-28-2018Americans Support Free Trade, but 76% Believe Other Countries Aren't Playing Fair
Eighty-one percent (81%) of voters believe free trade is at least somewhat good for the United States. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 53%...
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9161September09-27-201841% Say Neither Political Party Offers Clear and Positive Vision for Future
Forty-one percent (41%) of American adults believe that neither Republicans nor Democrats offer a clear and positive vision for the nation’ future. A ScottRasmussen.com...
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9159September09-27-201855% Rate Economy As Good or Excellent
The third weekly update of the Job Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse shows that 55% of Americans rate the U.S. economy as good or...
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9148September09-26-201850% Have No Opinion of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
Despite the enormous media coverage surrounding her accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, 50% of voters nationwide have no opinion of Dr. Christine...
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9146September09-26-2018Most Americans Support Some Restrictions on Abortion
While most Americans believe abortion should be legal at least some of the time, public support remains for various restrictions on abortion procedures.Sixty-six percent...
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9130September09-26-201856% Believe Businesses Primarily Responsible for Success of U.S. Economy
Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters believe private businesses are more responsible for the success of the U.S. economy than the federal government. A ScottRasmussen.com...
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9143September09-25-201885% Believe Abortion Should Be Legal At Least Some of the Time, but 59% Believe It’s Morally Wrong Most of the Time
More Americans of all ages and ethnic groups consider themselves pro-choice than pro-life. But a majority of Americans still believe abortion is morally wrong...
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9140September09-25-201854% Oppose Federal Subsidies for Flood Insurance
If someone owns a house near the beach or shoreline, 54% of voters nationwide believe they should pay the full cost of flood and...
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9137September09-25-201874% Okay Checking Online Medical Sites, But Skeptical About Telemedicine
Most American voters are unlikely to try an online telemedicine visit in the future.  At the same time, a clear majority of Americans are...
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9126September09-24-201868% Say Building New Infrastructure Good for the Economy, Until You Have to Pay for It
Eighty-eight percent (88%) of voters nationwide favor a new government infrastructure program to help rebuild the nation’s highways and bridges. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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9124September09-24-201853% Say Gov't Role is Ensuring That Everyone Benefits from Economic Growth
American voters are divided as to whether the government's role in the economy is to promote economic growth or to ensure that everyone can...
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9121September09-23-2018Only 11% Recognize That Largest Cause of Gun Deaths is Suicide
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of all gun-related deaths in the United States are the result of suicide. However, a ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that only...
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9120September09-23-201850% Say Nurses Paid Too Little
Fifty percent (50%) of voters nationwide believe that nurses are paid too little. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 42% believe they are paid...
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9119September09-23-201852% Favor Repeal of 16th Amendment to End Income Tax
When the Constitution was written, the federal government was not allowed to collect an income tax. The income tax became legal when the 16th...
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9116September09-23-201838% Have Put Off Doc Visit Due to Cost
At some point in their life, 38% of American voters have put off a doctor's visit due to the costs involved. A ScottRasmussen.com national...
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9108September09-21-201870% Say Midterm Vote Is About President Trump
Seventy percent (70%) of voters nationwide say their midterm vote will be about President Trump. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that half of these...
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9106September09-21-201840% Expect GOP To Keep House Majority in November, 35% Pick Dems to Win
Following a week which most Republican strategists would like to forget, voters are actually a bit more bullish about the GOP’s chances in November....
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9101September09-21-2018Ginsburg, Roberts, Sotomayor Most Popular Supreme Court Justices
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is viewed favorably by 40% of voters nationwide. That’s higher positive rating than any of her colleagues on...
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9098September09-20-2018Thursday Kavanaugh Update, Numbers Still Holding Steady
The drama surrounding recent allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continue to have limited impact on public opinion.Among those who are following the...
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9096September09-20-201836% Don't Know That Tax Cut Was Passed Last Year
One of the challenges policy makers face in assessing public opinion stems from the fact that most Americans don't follow what happens in official...
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9094September09-20-201835% Say Best Way Feds Can Help Economy is To Cut Spending
Thirty-five percent (35%) of voters nationwide believe that the best thing the federal government could do to help the economy is to cut spending. ...
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9092September09-20-201848% Rate Personal Finances Good or Excellent
Forty-eight percent (48%) of voters rate their own personal finances as good or excellent. The Jobs Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse shows that 33%...
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9083September09-19-2018Voters Underestimate Pace of Tech Change in Health Care
Forty-one percent (41%) of voters nationwide believe it will take more than five years before smartphones and apps will allow people to monitor the health...
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9077September09-18-2018Accusation Against Kavanaugh Barely Moves Public Opinion... So Far
Official Washington has been convulsed by recent allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. However, a ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that the accusations have...
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9074September09-18-201863% Want Pot Legal, 60% Cigarettes
Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters believe that marijuana should be legalized and regulated like cigarettes. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that a similar number,...
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9061September09-18-2018Mueller Viewed Favorably by 38% Unfavorably by 29%
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is viewed favorably by 38% of voters nationwide and unfavorably by 29%. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 38% have...
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9069September09-17-201861% Pleased With Federal Response to Hurricane Florence
Seventy-seven percent (77%) of voters nationwide followed news of Hurricane Florence, including 30% who followed it Very Closely. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that...
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9045September09-17-201854% Prefer Freedom; 46% An Orderly Society
To make a society function properly, there is some natural tension between promoting individual freedom and protecting an orderly society. Fifty-four percent (54%) of...
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9046September09-17-201853% Believe Supreme Court Justices Guided By Their Own Sense of Right and Wrong
When making decisions, a majority of voters (53%) believes that Supreme Court justices pay more attention to their own perception of right and wrong rather...
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9042September09-16-2018Just 32% Believe Fed Gov't Respects Right of People to Live in Freedom
Perhaps no other idea unifies the American people more than freedom. Ninety-three percent (93%) of voters agree with a sentiment sometimes defined as the...
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9037September09-16-201871% Believe Jobs & Gates Had Bigger Impact Than Last 8 Presidents Combined
Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters nationwide believe that Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have had a bigger impact on the world we live in...
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9021September09-14-201858% Still Want Big Banks Broken Up
Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered a global financial crisis, 58% of voters nationwide still want to break up the nation's...
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9020September09-13-201877% Have Favorable Opinion of Free Markets; 64% of Capitalism
Seventy-seven percent (77%) of voters nationwide have a favorable opinion of free markets. That figure includes 27% with a Very Favorable opinion.A ScottRasmussen.com national...
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9013September09-13-201854% Rate Economy As Good or Excellent; 13% Say Poor
Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters rate the U.S. Economy as good or excellent. The Jobs Creators Network/ ScottRasmussen.com Weekly Pulse shows that 30% rate...
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8999September09-12-2018Voters Value Community Service More Than Political Engagement
Eighty-nine percent (89%) of voters nationwide believe that volunteering for community activities has a bigger positive impact than engaging in political campaigns. A ScottRasmussen.com...
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8995September09-12-201887% Say US is a Great Nation, But...
Eighty-seven percent (87%) of voters believe the United States is a great nation and 72% believe it has always been great. However, a ScottRasmussen.com...
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8992September09-12-2018Pence Viewed Favorably by 46%
Vice President Mike Pence is viewed favorably by 46% of voters nationwide, up slightly from 42% a month ago. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found...
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8986September09-11-2018Nation Remains Divided Over Abortion
Fifty percent (50%) of voters nationwide believe that abortion should be legal either all the time or nearly all the time. A ScottRasmussen.com national...
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8989September09-11-201864% Support Single-Payer Health Care, Sort Of
A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 64% of voters nationwide support the idea of a single-payer national health insurance plan where the federal government...
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8984September09-11-2018Voters Not Sure Which Party Will Win Congress in November
While most political analysts, activists, and commentators expect the Democrats to win control of the House this year, voters aren't so sure. A ScottRasmussen.com...
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8977September09-10-201856% Believe Fitness Apps Lead to Better Health
Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters nationwide believe that apps and devices monitoring health, fitness, and diet lead to improved health. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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8981September09-10-201821% of Voters Belong to the Resistance
Twenty-one percent (21%) of Registered Voters consider themselves part of the Resistance to President Trump. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 70% of them...
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8968September09-10-2018On Their Personal Top Issue, 33% Trust Democrats and 32% Trust Republicans
When considering the issue that is most important to them personally, 33% of voters trust the Democrats more than Republicans. Thirty-two percent (32%) place...
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8962September09-10-201855% Believe Facebook Has Too Much Power
Fifty-five percent (55%) of voters nationwide believe that Facebook has too much power. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 47% said the same about...
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8956September09-09-201821% Want Federal Regulation of Social Media Giants
Twenty-one percent (21%) of Registered Voters believe the federal government should impose regulations on social media companies to ensure equal opportunities for all points...
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8979September09-09-201834% Believe GOP Tax Cuts Have Helped the Economy
Thirty-four percent (34%) of voters nationwide believe that the tax cuts passed by Congress have helped the economy while 24% believe they hurt the...
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8974September09-09-2018In Health Care, Voters See Competition As Better Than Regulation
Voters have more confidence in competition than government regulation to improve the nation’s health care system.In terms of reducing cost, 51% of voters nationwide...
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8969September09-09-201844% Believe FBI Tried to Interfere with 2016 Election
Forty-four percent (44%) of voters believe that the FBI attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Among those who believe there was attempted...
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8746September09-09-2018Voters Trust Democrats on Health Care, Republicans on the Economy
Thirty-six percent (36%) of Voters trust Republicans on the economy while 27% trust the Democrats. However, on the issue of health care, a ScottRasmussen.com...
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8967September09-09-2018Economy, Health Care, and Immigration Top Issues for Voters
Nineteen percent (19%) of voters nationwide say the economy is their top issue, 18% name health care, and 10% are most interested in immigration....
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8960September09-08-201843% See Congress As More Conservative Than Nation
As the fall election season gets started, 43% of Registered Voters nationwide believe that Congress is more conservative than the nation's political views. A...
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8945September09-07-201831% Believe Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Make Abortion Illegal
Thirty-one percent (31%) of voters incorrectly believe that abortion will be illegal if the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision is overturned.  Another 8% incorrectly...
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8943September09-07-201837% Believe Parents Who Brought Children to US Illegally Should Be Allowed to Remain
While there is strong support for allowing children brought into the United States illegally by their parents to remain in the U.S., the same...
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8939September09-06-201868% Believe It's Very Important to Provide Every American With Access to Quality Health Care
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of voters believe it is Very Important to ensure that every American has access to quality health care. A ScottRasmussen.com national...
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8937September09-06-2018Kavanaugh Hearings Have Little Impact on Public Opinion
The confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh were contentious and generated plenty of media coverage, but had virtually no impact on public opinion.Just 27%...
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8930September09-06-201843% Believe Permission From Government Should Be Required to Purchase Gun
If someone wants to buy a gun, 43% of voters nationwide believe they should be required to explain to the government why they need...
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8917September09-06-201861% Believe Human Activity Primary Cause of Global Warming
Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters nationwide believe that human activity is the primary cause of global warming or climate change. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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8926September09-05-201838% Believe Background Checks, Waiting Periods Will Significantly Reduce Number of Gun Deaths
Ninety-two percent (92%) of voters nationwide favor modest restrictions on the ability to purchase guns such as waiting periods and background checks. However, a ScottRasmussen.com...
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8923September09-05-201863% Not Ready for Voting By Smartphone
Even if they could be assured that their vote would be private, secure, and valid, just 37% of Registered Voters nationwide are ready to...
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8913September09-05-201840% See Global Warming as Very Serious Problem
Forty percent (40%) of voters nationwide believe global warming or climate change is a Very Serious problem. Another 33% see it as Somewhat Serious....
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8908September09-05-201838% Say Supreme Court Has Too Much Power, 51% Say Right Amount
Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters nationwide believe that the Supreme Court has too much power. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 51% believe the...
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8897September09-05-201857% Disapprove of NFL Owners Selling Beer & Popcorn During National Anthem
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters nationwide disapprove of NFL owners selling concessions like beer and popcorn while the national anthem is being played. A...
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8903September09-04-2018Freedom of Speech, Right to Bear Arms, Freedom of Religion Ranked Most Important
Thirty-nine percent (39%) of voters nationwide believe Freedom of Speech is the most important right confirmed in the Bill of Rights. A ScottRasmussen.com national...
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8887September09-04-201884% Believe Kavanaugh Likely to Be Confirmed
As the confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh begin, just 13% of voters nationwide have been following news Very Closely about the Supreme Court...
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8884September09-04-201884% Say U.S. Is Land of Opportunity
Eighty-four percent (84%) of voters nationwide say that the United States is a land of opportunity. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey also finds that 85%...
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8820September09-04-201833% Believe US Offers Liberty and Justice for All
Thirty-three percent (33%) of American voters believe that the United States today truly provides liberty and justice for all. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found...
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8876September09-03-201844% Favor Impeachment, Removal From Office
Forty-four percent (44%) of voters nationwide believe that President Trump should be impeached and removed from office. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey finds that 41%...
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8871September09-03-201846% Support Universal Basic Income With Strings Attached
Forty-six percent (46%) of voters nationwide favor providing every American with a guaranteed basic income of $1,000 a month. A ScottRasmussen.com national opinion survey...
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8859September09-03-201861% Believe Tech Will Have Bigger Impact on Future Than Government
Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters nationwide believe that new technologies will have a bigger impact on the nation's future than policies of the federal...
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8862September09-03-201882% Favor Guaranteed Job, But Disagree on Who Should Provide It
Eighty-two percent (82%) of voters nationwide believe that everyone who is willing to work should be guaranteed a minimum wage job. A Scott Rasmussen.com...
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8851September09-03-201841% Fear Automation and Robots Will Lead to Mass Unemployment
Forty-one percent (41%) of voters nationwide believe that automation and robots will lead to mass unemployment. However, a ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 59%...
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8847September09-02-201845% Believe Most Businesses Treat Workers Fairly
Forty-five percent (45%) of voters nationwide believe that most businesses treat their workers fairly. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 55% disagree.The same survey found...
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8839September09-02-201842% Have Favorable Opinion of Socialism, But Not Traditional Socialism
Forty-two percent (42%) of Americans have at least a somewhat favorable view of Socialism. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 59% have an unfavorable...
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8835September09-02-201881% Say Spiritual Faith Important; 70% Say Same About Religion
ScottRasmussen.com conducted a split sample survey to highlight the importance of question wording on the topic of faith and religion. Five hundred Registered Voters...
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8831September09-02-201859% Absolutely Certain God Exists
Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters nationwide say they are Absolutely Certain God exists and another 17% who believe there is probably a God. A...
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8837September09-01-2018Schumer Least Unpopular Congressional Leader
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is viewed favorably by 29% of voters nationwide and unfavorably by 37%. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that those...
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8814August08-31-201867% Believe Income Inequality is Big Problem In America
Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters nationwide believe that income inequality is at least somewhat of a big problem in the United States.  A ScottRasmussen.com...
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8813August08-31-2018Voters Are Evenly Divided on Focus of Immigration Reform
Fifty percent (50%) of voters believe that the focus of immigration reform should be on stopping illegal immigration. However, a ScottRasmussen.com nation survey found...
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8809August08-30-201831% Would Feel Safe in Self-Driving Car Today
Thirty-one percent (31%) of voters nationwide say they would feel safe riding in a self-driving car today. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that another...
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8797August08-30-201851% See Legal Immigration As Good But Illegal Immigration as Bad
Most Americans see a significant difference between legal and illegal immigration. Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters believe that legal immigration is generally good for...
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8731August08-30-201864% Say Freedom More Important Than Democracy
Sixty-four percent (64%) of American voters believe that freedom is more important than democracy. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 36% take the opposite...
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8748August08-29-2018Supreme Court Earns 60% Approval Rating
Sixty percent (60%) of voters nationwide approve of the way that the United States Supreme Court is performing its role. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey...
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8736August08-29-201849% Believe Trump Is As Ethical As Most Politicians
Just 29% of voters nationwide believe President Trump is a good role model for young Americans. However, a ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 49%...
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8723August08-29-201850% Rate Economy Good or Excellent
Fifty percent (50%) of voters nationwide rate the U.S. economy as good or excellent. A ScottRasmussen.com national opinion survey finds that 34% say the...
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8710August08-29-201833% Believe Clinton Would Have Won Without Russian Interference
Thirty-three percent (33%) of American voters nationwide believe that Russian interference cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 presidential election.That figure includes 63% of Democrats, 29%...
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8703August08-29-2018Voters See Health Care, Immigration, and Gun Control as Top Issues on Supreme Court Agenda
Twenty-two percent (22%) of voters believe that Health Care is the most important issue for the Supreme Court to consider at this time. A...
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8718August08-29-201830% Rate U.S Health Care System As Good or Excellent
Just 30% of American voters rate the U.S. health care system as good or excellent. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 28% give it...
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8683August08-29-201838% Say Congress Too Conservative, 34% Too Liberal
Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters nationwide believe that Congress is too conservative while 34% believe it is too liberal. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found...
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8679August08-29-2018ScottRasmussen.com Polling Methodology
Surveys for ScottRasmussen.com are conducted by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys.The survey is conducted online within the United States on a...
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