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The King of Horror Keeps His Throne: Stephen King Is Still America's Favorite Author

 What do telekinetic prom queen Carrie White, DC police consultant Alex Cross, and wonder of the wizarding world Harry Potter all have in...

Oct 06, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Majority of Americans Agree: Businesses and Government Officials Should Not Discriminate against LGBT People

 As Kentucky's Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis may now realize, most Americans believe that government officials should not allow their religious...

Oct 01, 2015, 11:15 ET
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Economic Pessimism at its Highest Point This Year

The roughly one in four Americans expecting the economy to improve in the coming year is all but unchanged from June (26%, vs. 25% in June)....

Sep 30, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Wearable Tech Familiarity and Consideration on the Rise

 In comparison to two years ago, Americans are increasingly likely to have at least heard of wearable tech (83%, vs. 63% in 2013) and to say...

Sep 29, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Public Schools are Improving Their Grades, but Private Schools Remain at the Head of the Class

Americans' ratings of public schools are on the rise. Just under two in ten believe U.S. public schools provide an excellent or very good education...

Sep 24, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Is LeBron James Americans' Favorite or Least Favorite Sports Star? Yes!

 The tallies are in, the votes cast, and for the second year in a row LeBron James sits atop the list of America's favorite sports stars. This...

Sep 22, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Penny For Your Thoughts? Americans Oppose Abolishing the Penny

 With the multitude of Presidential contenders working hard to keep the economy top of mind, it makes sense to look at ways to save money on a...

Sep 17, 2015, 14:25 ET
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Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks Lead Suggestions for Revised $10 Bill

 With the U.S. Treasury Department's recent announcement that a woman will be featured on the $10 bill starting in 2020 (while it will also...

Sep 16, 2015, 15:15 ET
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Over Six in Ten Americans Are Excited About at Least One New or Upcoming Television Show

Even the briefest glance at the slate of new shows coming down the pipeline this fall might be grounds for a sense of déjà vu, what with...

Sep 10, 2015, 11:05 ET
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Consumers Beginning To Embrace Smart Home Technology -- Even If They Don't Know It Yet

From wireless speakers to automated vacuum cleaners, advanced "smart" devices are becoming increasingly common in the homes of Americans, aiming to...

Sep 02, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Harris Poll AutoTECHCAST(SM): In-Car Technology Arms Race Leaves More Than Four in Ten Consumers Feeling Automakers Offer Too Much

 The automotive industry is engaged in an infotainment arms race. "Automakers believe they're under intense pressure to launch new features and...

Aug 26, 2015, 07:15 ET
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New Harris Poll Looks at "Craft"-y Marketing Language

 There are a lot of buzzwords used in the world of food and beverage marketing today. It's become commonplace to see advertisements touting...

Aug 25, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Four in Ten Americans Give President Obama Positive Ratings; One in Ten Say the Same of Congress

Positive ratings of President Obama's overall job performance hit the four in ten mark this month (40%), not far from last month's 39% and just shy...

Aug 19, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Interest in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Shows Little Change Since 2013

 Electric cars – encompassing the full battery of products ranging from traditional hybrids, plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles...

Aug 13, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Americans Feel the Nation's Minimum Wage is Too Low, But Are Conflicted on whether $15.00 an Hour is Too Much

 A strong majority of Americans (72%) - crossing regional, political, generational, gender and income lines – believe the current federal...

Aug 05, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Many Parents Loosen the Reins on Child Media Consumption for the Summer Months

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is officially in full swing which means one crucial thing for parents: school is out. With children...

Aug 04, 2015, 05:05 ET
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2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend®: New Brand Equity Leaders Emerge with In-N-Out Burger, Krispy Kreme, Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba's Italian Grill Earning First Time Brand of the Year Honors

Industries are transformed by the changing lifestyles of their consumers, and the restaurant industry is no exception.  As busy American...

Jul 30, 2015, 10:55 ET
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Americans Are Divided on How They Rate the Job Market in Their Region

Roughly four in ten U.S. adults (39%) perceive the current job market in their region of the nation as very or somewhat bad, while the remainder of...

Jul 30, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Positive Ratings for Congress Rise… Out of the Single Digits

 Numbers seem fairly static on the surface, but in truth they can be quite subjective. For example, the number 11 might mark a triumph on the...

Jul 29, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Majority of Adults Look Forward To Summer Now As Much As When They Were Kids... Especially Women and Parents

 As heatwaves abound and pools overflow, The Harris Poll learned that kids aren't the only ones walking on sunshine.  And even though...