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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....

Feb 04, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Regional Grocer Wegmans Unseats Amazon To Claim Top Corporate Reputation Ranking

 Wegmans Food Markets, a Rochester, NY-based grocer with just 85 stores and one-tenth of Amazon's revenues, edged past the online retailer to...

Jan 29, 2015, 15:00 ET
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Americans' Economic Outlooks Have Improved at the National, Regional, and Household Levels

The economy can be a tough thing to gauge. Soothsayers of all sorts report on short and long term outlooks, but an important thing to note is that...

Jan 27, 2015, 14:00 ET
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President Obama's Ratings on the Rise Both Before and Since the State of the Union Address

 Around this time last week, an apparent ratings bump for President Obama was making all sorts of news. CBS News, the Washington Post, The...

Jan 21, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Football's Still Doing The Touchdown Dance All Over Baseball's Home Plate

 With "The Big Game" just around the corner, football fans may be starting to wonder whether or not their beloved game is still...

Jan 20, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Feeling of Alienation Among Americans Reaches Highest Point On Record

This year's midterm elections brought a bitterly fought campaign across many states. Soon after these elections, The Harris Poll revisited a...

Jan 15, 2015, 05:00 ET
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The Equalizer Knows No Equal: Denzel Washington is America's Favorite Movie Star

 He's played cops and criminals, fought in Civil War engagements, walked across apocalyptic wastelands, and this year Denzel Washington is once...

Jan 13, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Ellen DeGeneres is America's Favorite TV Personality for the Third Year Running

 The reigning queen of daytime TV, best known for her dancing skills and prank-playing antics, Ellen DeGeneres is America's favorite TV...

Jan 08, 2015, 13:00 ET
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Americans Weigh In on Financial "Resolutions"

 As a new year begins, one hopes to be able to look ahead with confidence and optimism. Sometimes, however, it's perhaps enough to at least...

Jan 07, 2015, 05:00 ET
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57% of Americans Believe Solar Energy Will Make Major Contributions 15-20 Years

 Since the early 20th century, Americans have been working strenuously to harness the power of the sun and use it to supplement our dependence...

Jan 06, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Increasing Percentages of Americans Have Had Positive Outcomes from Social Media

 In today's world, social media usage appears to run rampant at times. Aside from just keeping in touch with friends and family, social media...

Dec 22, 2014, 05:00 ET
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As New Congress Nears, Do Americans See Midterm Election Outcome as a Good Thing? A Bad Thing? Or are they Unsure? Yes.

 A new year is on the horizon – and with it a new U.S. Congress, with Republican majorities in both the Senate and the House of...

Dec 18, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Cosmetic & Grooming Product Consumers Increasingly Looking to Online Merchants

 As shopping habits shift and change, the purchase channels for grooming and cosmetic staples become increasingly varied and it may be only a...

Dec 18, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Americans' Spending/Saving Plans Suggest Cautious Optimism

 As the year comes to a close, Americans plan to become more relaxed in their spending habits, as intentions to decrease key types of spending...

Dec 17, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Gone but Not Forgotten: Gone with the Wind is Still America's Favorite Movie

 It may have premiered 75 years ago, but it would appear that Wind has still got legs: when asked to name their favorite movie of all time, the...