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Jan 30, 2014, 05:00 ET Attitudes on the Economy Holding Steady over Time - but These Attitudes are Not Positive

 Economic news is plentiful, and depending on who one listens to the economy is getting better, the economy may be sliding backwards or things...


Jan 29, 2014, 05:00 ET ITDMs' Enthusiasm for Technology Comes with a Cost

 Technology affects us in all sorts of ways. It can extend our lives and make them more entertaining, while also making us vulnerable to...


Jan 28, 2014, 05:00 ET Congress Starts the Year Where They Ended Last Year - With Job Ratings Almost as Low as You Can Go

While Members of Congress probably were not expecting a miracle over the holidays and as the new year dawned, they probably were hoping they could...


Jan 27, 2014, 05:00 ET Before State of the Union, President Obama Again at Low Point for Job Ratings

 This week, President Obama lays out his plan for the upcoming year, providing the issues he believes are important and the programs to help...


Jan 24, 2014, 11:00 ET With State of the Union Approaching, Four in Five Americans Give the State of the Country Negative Ratings

 While many in Washington, D.C. are spending this weekend trying to stay warm or maybe still digging out from the snow earlier in the week,...


Jan 21, 2014, 05:00 ET For the Second Year, Ellen is America's Favorite TV Personality

She's going to be the host of the Oscars in early March, she's returning to the sea as Dory in her own movie in 2015 and, for the second year in a...


Jan 16, 2014, 05:00 ET As American as Mom, Apple Pie and Football?

 In September and October, it's an argument that happens year after year in sports bars nationwide. But, it might be that it's one that comes...


Jan 15, 2014, 05:00 ET What's the Going Rate for Allowances These Days?

 For many of us it was our first source of income, and the first time we experienced the agonizing choice between small bursts of instant...


Jan 10, 2014, 05:00 ET The Silver Screen Slump: Americans Say They're Going to the Movies Less Often

 Going out to the movies once was, and for many still can be, an exciting night out. However, a new Harris Poll finds that while roughly...


Jan 10, 2014, 05:00 ET He Was Both Captain Phillips and Walt Disney and Tom Hanks is Also America's Favorite Movie Star

 He's flown into space, been a Bosom Buddy, and was just Walt Disney, and this year Tom Hanks is also America's Favorite Movie Star. This is a...


Jan 06, 2014, 05:00 ET Democrats and Republicans Sharply Divided on 2014 Economic Prospects

 As one year draws to a close and another begins anew, it's time for Americans to plan out the year to come. What financial resolutions might...


Dec 20, 2013, 05:00 ET At the Same Point in his Second Term - and Nine Months Before He Resigned - President Nixon Had Better Job Ratings Than President Obama Has Now

 During a president's first term, so much of his agenda is geared towards one thing – re-election. What will he do to help and not hurt...


Dec 19, 2013, 10:00 ET Congress Is Probably Asking for Better Job Ratings for the Holidays

 T'was a week before Christmas and all through D.C., no politicians were stirring, having survived the past year. To their districts they...


Dec 18, 2013, 05:00 ET Deen vs. Obama - Harris Poll Uncovers Who Really Had the Worst 2013

 What do the cast of Duck Dynasty, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Christie have in common? According to the latest Harris Poll, they've had among...


Dec 16, 2013, 13:00 ET Americans' Belief in God, Miracles and Heaven Declines

A new Harris Poll finds that while a strong majority (74%) of U.S. adults do believe in God, this belief is in decline when compared to previous...


Dec 12, 2013, 13:00 ET Americans Less Likely to Say 18 of 19 Industries are Honest and Trustworthy This Year

For the past decade, The Harris Poll has measured the percentage of Americans who perceive 19 large industries as "generally honest and...


Dec 11, 2013, 05:00 ET What Is Wearable Tech, and What Can it Do for Me?

 There's an old saying that familiarity breeds contempt. That doesn't necessarily apply to all walks of life, as the...


Dec 10, 2013, 05:00 ET A Charlie Brown Christmas is America's Favorite Holiday Animated TV Special

 It's the most wonderful time of the year… at least that's what the songs on the radio and in the stores say. And, for Americans, there...


Dec 09, 2013, 13:00 ET We Work Before We Play

 The year's end is fast approaching. It's a time when many choose to reflect on the months gone by, and to re-establish their priorities for...


Dec 08, 2013, 20:56 ET Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

 Today's Harris Interactive College Football PollSM shows the Top 25 results compiled from rankings submitted by the Harris Interactive panel...


Dec 04, 2013, 05:00 ET LGBT in the Sports World: NFL Seen as Toughest Sport to "Come Out" in

 The NFL has had more than its share of negative press this season. The league has been under fire for allegations of downplaying brain injury...


Dec 03, 2013, 05:00 ET Showrooming and Webrooming: A Tale of Two Trends

 If showrooming was a holiday trend to watch in 2012, then webrooming (wherein consumers do their research online and then head to the store...


Dec 01, 2013, 15:10 ET Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

 Today's Harris Interactive College Football PollSM shows the Top 25 results compiled from rankings submitted by the Harris Interactive panel...


Nov 26, 2013, 05:00 ET Seven in Ten Americans Believe Another Government Shutdown is Likely

 While his overall approval ratings may be inching downward, on the economy President Obama's job approval ratings are holding steady. But,...


Nov 25, 2013, 13:00 ET Nearly 4 in 10 Americans and Majority of Echo Boomers Planning a Tech Purchase in Next 3 Months

 Thanksgiving is so close that you may already be starting to smell the turkey, and with Thanksgiving comes the unofficial kickoff of the...