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Sep 10, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Doctors, Military Officers, Firefighters, and Scientists Seen as Among America's Most Prestigious Occupations

 When shown a list of occupations and asked how much prestige each job possesses, doctors top the Harris Poll's list, with 88% of U.S. adults...

Sep 04, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Safe as Houses: Majorities of Americans See Home Ownership, Gold and Jewelry as Safe Investments

 Despite periods of volatility in the real estate market over the past few years, over seven in ten Americans (72%) see owning a home as a safe...

Aug 27, 2014, 05:00 ET
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In The Great Debate Over Beatles Vs. Elvis, Beatles are America's Favorite Band While Elvis is Musical Artist Number Two

 In 1964, four musicians from Liverpool appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Now, fifty years after that iconic performance, John, Paul, George...

Aug 26, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Over Three-Fourths of Americans Believe Childhood Vaccinations Should be Mandatory

With incidents on the rise for many diseases once considered dangers of the past, the subject of vaccinations has been a frequent topic of...

Aug 26, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Americans' Ratings of the Job Market in Their Region at Highest Level Since 2008

 The economy's a funny thing, as it exists – and can be perceived differently – at so many levels. From world to nation to region,...

Aug 25, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Hillary Clinton Voted "Most Likely to be President" While Joe Biden Voted "Class Clown" by Americans

 As President Obama continues to deal with a number of crises, criticism over his vacation and his job ratings also continue to drift...

Aug 14, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Money? Time? Blood? What are Americans Giving?

 Charitable donations rose in 2013, the first growth seen since the 2008 recession. But of course, measurements like this typically track...

Aug 07, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Americans are Increasingly Unlikely to Trust the Federal Government with Personal Info

 It seems that lately, privacy and personal data have been permanent fixtures in the news cycle. Between revelations of government snooping,...

Aug 05, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Americans Favor Safety Over Privacy, Though Majority Recognize Need for Balance

The right to privacy (or lack thereof) and the protection from unreasonable searches have been under increased discussion over the past year,...

Jul 30, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Seven in Ten Americans Think Others Lied on This Poll - but Fewer than One in Ten Admit to Doing So Themselves

 Perhaps it's a lie told to your parents about how you so didn't throw a party the weekend they went away. Could be you want that successful...

Jul 29, 2014, 09:00 ET
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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...

Jul 29, 2014, 05:00 ET
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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...