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Harris Poll AutoTECHCAST(SM) Study: Connected Car High-Tech Features Popular, but More Marketing Muscle Needed to Spur Demand, Adoption

Move over George Jetson. You're not the only one able to transition from favorite at-home or in-office technology to the car, where a 'personal...

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Ratings For Congress, the Parties and Congressional Leaders Remain Very Low

Over the past few months the air in Washington, D.C. has continued to grow heavy and oppressive, and this has had nothing to do with the weather....

Jul 28, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Americans Worried About Basic Financial Necessities Such as Health Care and Having Money for More Than Basic Things

 The economy remains something of a paradox. As leading indicators continue to move into positive territory and the Dow Jones Industrial Index...

Jul 24, 2014, 13:00 ET
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More Than Two in Five Americans Wish Reagan and Clinton Could Have Had a Third Term; Less Than One in Five Say This About Obama and Bush

 Normally, summer is a quiet time in Washington, D.C. Congress comes back to finish off a few things before heading out for summer recess and...

Jul 24, 2014, 05:00 ET
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The Glee Effect? More Americans Say Music Education Prepares People for Their Careers and Problem Solving Than in 2007

 Maybe it was flute lessons. Or, perhaps, it was just a few years of singing in the high school chorus. For some, it could have been just...

Jul 23, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Gelato, Trevi Fountain, and The Duomo - Italy is the Country Americans Would Choose For a Vacation If Cost Was Not a Factor

 It's the dream many Americans have – to travel to another country for a vacation without worrying about the cost. Would you sit on the...

Jul 22, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Children with More Free Time are More Likely to be Described by Parents as Happy and Imaginative

 What's the ideal mix of scheduled and free time for a developing mind? Is there one? And what sort of mix today's children experiencing? Well,...

Jul 21, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Harris Poll EquiTrend®: First-Ever Regional Grocery Store Brand of the Year Highlights Traditional Grocery Stores

 The 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® (EQ) study, which measures brand equity for more than 1,500 brands across 170 categories, finds...

Jul 17, 2014, 05:00 ET
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High Regard For Leading Health Care Professions, Especially For Physicians

The public has a high regard for physicians and for the growing number of nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants. On a scale of A to...

Jul 16, 2014, 05:00 ET
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James Overtakes Jordan: LeBron James is America's New Favorite Sports Star This Year While Michael Jordan Drops to Number Two

The battle for number one continues with a change on top. As many have asked the LeBron James versus Michael Jordan question, we may not know how...

Jul 15, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Though Majority of Americans Have Made a Virtual Purchase, They Still See Virtue in the In-Person Shopping Experience

 There aren't that many items left that we can't order online these days. From low cost knick-knacks to high end automobiles, it's tough to...

Jul 14, 2014, 05:00 ET
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For More Than a Decade, The NY Yankees Have Been America's Favorite Baseball Team

The mid-point of the baseball season is now upon us as Major League Baseball pauses to celebrate their all stars. Those not playing in the All Star...

Jul 10, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Three-Quarters of Americans Worry About Having Enough Money to Retire

 It's something that keeps many Americans up at night, tossing and turning, worrying about whether they have enough money to do a myriad of...

Jul 08, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Nearly Three-Fourths of U.S. Executives Looking to Government for Policies to Reduce Economic Inequality

 A recent Harris Poll found a strong majority of Americans believing economic inequality in the U.S. today is a problem (79%), with over half...

Jul 02, 2014, 05:00 ET
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American Spending & Saving Trends Signal Rising Confidence

At 2014's halfway point, Americans are loosening their purse strings in several key areas, backing off of several key efficiencies and cutbacks in...

Jul 01, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Americans Want Bill Clinton Helping Them On the Grill for Their BBQ This 4th of July and Think George W. Bush Most Likely to Fall into Pool

 It's that time of year: barbeques are lighting up and pool parties are underway as Americans gather to celebrate Independence Day and the...

Jun 25, 2014, 13:00 ET
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After Going Up Last Month, Attitudes on the Economy Drift Downward

 The Dow Jones is flirting with a new magical number, 17,000 and there has been job growth for over 50 months in a row according to the White...

Jun 23, 2014, 13:00 ET
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President Obama's Ratings Stay the Same, While Congress's Ratings Inch Up and Perceived Direction of the Country Inches Down

The summer is upon us, and with it the air in Washington, D.C. becomes heavy and oppressive. And, this is just the perfect climate for another...

Jun 19, 2014, 15:00 ET
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Vast Majority of Americans Favor Flexible Workplace Policies

 The vast majority of Americans (89%) feel employers should try to offer workers flexibility to meet their families' needs, so long as the work...

Jun 19, 2014, 05:00 ET
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From Talking to Texting, Americans Fess Up to Dangerous Driving Behaviors Despite Recognizing that They're Unsafe

 All over the country, grills are heating, drinks cooling and long-ago-planned vacations are fast approaching. For those reading these annual...

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