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Jul 02, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Waxing and Waning Support for Some Party-Platform Positions

 A new Harris Poll revisits public sentiment towards 15 issues which typically divide along party lines, with some notable changes since these...

Jul 01, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Economic Attitudes Indicate Encroaching Anxieties

 Americans are increasingly bracing for overcast economic skies: Only one in four U.S. adults (25%) believe the economy will improve in the...

Jun 25, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Seven in Ten Americans Plan on Hitting the Road this Summer

Grabbing your family or friends, jumping in your car, and hitting the road can be an awesome way to spend a memorable vacation. Whether it's simply...

Jun 24, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Nearly Half Of U.S. Adults Perk Up Their Travel With An Airline, Hotel, Or Travel Card Rewards Program

 Rewards programs are everywhere nowadays; from the grocery store to the pet store and everything in between, anyone can sign up to receive...

Jun 18, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Despite Growing Awareness, Interest in Mobile Payments Remains Stagnant

 Mobile transactions are a growing category in a very real sense, with awareness of the various payment opportunities the category offers...

Jun 17, 2015, 14:00 ET
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Dads Want "A Day with Family" for Father's Day, Followed by Electronics

Every June, Americans set aside a Sunday to celebrate the men who helped  shape their lives.  But a father can be many things.  For...

Jun 16, 2015, 05:00 ET
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2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend®: Travel Industry Brand of the Year Awardees Stand to Win Big In the 2015 Summer Travel Season

 With a strong dollar expected to lure travelers abroad and gasoline prices at home still low by historic standards, this summer looks...

Jun 10, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Effective Employee Communications Fosters Corporate Reputation

As a whole, American workers rate their employers' reputations favorably, with over two-thirds of employed Americans rating their employer's...

Jun 09, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Among 16 World Leaders, Only the Spiritual Leaders - Pope Francis and The Dalai Lama - Garner Good Opinions from Majorities of Americans

NEW YORK, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the continually swelling roster of U.S. presidential hopefuls, it can sometimes seem as though there's...

Jun 03, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Older Americans, Those Who Are Religious, and Even Political Party Members are Happier

 How many adults do you know who you'd consider to be very happy? Would you include yourself in that count? Statistically speaking, there's...

Jun 02, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Three in Five Americans Support Required Public Service

 A recent Harris Poll finds that over half of adults (59%) agree that some sort of public service should be required of Americans, whether at...

May 28, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Americans Miss Their "Friends"

 For many Americans, spring is a season of tension and anxiety as adults sit on the edge of their seats, wide-eyed and ready to view the season...

May 26, 2015, 09:00 ET
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An Increasing Majority of Americans Say Their Outlook on the U.S. Economy Won't Stand in the Way of Their Summer Travel Plans

 With the weather finally on the upswing after what was a harrowing winter for many, Americans are undoubtedly looking to make the most of...

May 08, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Americans Lack Confidence in Society's Ability to Handle an Aging Population

It comes as no surprise that as medical advancements continue, life expectancy improves. But what does that mean for America's economic and health...

May 07, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Increasing Percentages of Americans are Ready for Legal Marijuana

 Last month, Georgia decriminalized marijuana, making it the twenty-sixth jurisdiction (Washington, D.C. included) to legalize marijuana for...

May 06, 2015, 15:00 ET
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Nature vs. Nurture at the Dinner Table: Americans Weigh In on Whether Picky Eaters are "Born" or "Made"

 We've all known at least one of them. The kid who refuses to eat anything but macaroni and cheese and hot dogs. The teenager who would rather...

May 06, 2015, 11:00 ET
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The Harris Poll Unveils and the Harris Vault®

 What do Americans think?  Where do they stand on business or policy issues?  How satisfied are they with politics, business and...

Apr 30, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Immigration, Terrorism, and Foreign Policy Rise Among Americans' Top Voting Issues

Cruz, Clinton, Paul, and Rubio are in. Bush, Walker, Christie, Perry, and a whole lot of others are "maybes," while Romney and Warren have RSVP'd...

Apr 22, 2015, 05:00 ET

No Matter the Method, Fewer Americans Taking Steps to Improve Energy Efficiency at Home

A notably severe winter has finally come to a close, and some Americans may soon see drops in their utility costs as a result. But how much do...

Apr 20, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Only Government and Tobacco Have Worse Industry Reputations Than Financial Services

The financial services industry's reputation has recovered considerably from its recent low point in 2009, but it still falls far below other...