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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 TheHarrisPoll.com 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
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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...

Apr 16, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Americans Increasingly Concerned About the Planet They're Leaving Behind for Future Generations

 With Earth Day nearing once again, a new Harris Poll finds that 44% of Americans – up from 38% last year – say that the statement...

Mar 26, 2015, 05:00 ET
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No Reason for Duke's Devils to be Blue: They're America's Favorite College Basketball Team for the Sixth Year Running

 Well, the last "perfect bracket" fell last weekend (bye-bye, Buckeyes) and the final sixteen teams are prepping for the remaining rounds of...

Mar 25, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Best Friends, Siblings, and Spouses Should Sleep with One Eye Open as They Are the Top Potential Targets for Pranksters This April Fool's Day

 Maybe you convinced your husband that you were pregnant, years after that was even an option, just to see the terrified look in his eyes....

Mar 24, 2015, 12:00 ET
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Enduring Brands Top 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend® List

The brands Americans love say a lot about how they live.  In 2015, classic trusted brands increasingly comingle with "connected" internet...

Mar 24, 2015, 05:00 ET
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The Driverless Debate: Equal Percentages of Americans See Self-Driving Cars as the "Wave of the Future" Yet Would Never Consider Purchasing One

 As we are now 15 years into the millennium, many of us are no doubt wondering why we aren't yet commuting to work via flying car, a la...

Mar 17, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Preference Towards Generic Prescription Drugs Shows A Four-to-One Lead Over Brand Name Medications

A new Harris Poll finds Americans favor generic prescription drugs over brand name products by a considerable margin. Eighty-one percent of those...

Mar 10, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Individuals Who Participated In Sports While in School Earn More and Are More Likely to Have Gone to College

 Perhaps you were the starting quarterback or broke a school record for running the fastest mile. Maybe you preferred to face an opponent...

Feb 26, 2015, 05:00 ET
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U.S. Mint & FAA Receive Highest Ratings of 17 Government Agencies; FBI, CDC, NIH, CIA and Office of the Surgeon General Also Well Regarded

Eight in ten (79%) U.S. adults who understand what the U.S. Mint does rate the job it's doing positively (i.e., excellent or pretty good), making...

Feb 25, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Americans Aren't as OK with Divorce as they Think They Are

While census figures can provide insights on the divorce rate in the United States, its fluctuations don't tell us how Americans actually feel...

Feb 24, 2015, 05:00 ET
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President Obama's Ratings Remain Stronger than in the Recent Past

Last month, many polls – including this one – noted improving attitudes on President Obama's job performance, both before and after the...

Feb 12, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Harris Poll Trains Cupid's Arrow on Valentine's Day Attitudes

 Depending on who you're talking to at the time, it could be that you've heard February 14th is a great time of year to make that special...

Feb 11, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Do Americans Prefer Name-Brands or Store Brands? Well, That Depends.

 We have all our favorite brands for at least some of the things we purchase for daily consumption, including both food and other household...

Feb 10, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Harris Poll Finds NCIS is America's Favorite Current TV Show

 As February nears its midpoint, many of America's top television shows have returned from hiatus and are back on the air with fresh episodes....