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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 ...in 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...

Dec 16, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Nine In Ten Americans Believe Biodiversity Is Important To Human Beings

 December 28 marks the anniversary of Richard Nixon signing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) into law.  It's been four decades since the...

Dec 11, 2014, 15:30 ET
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While Americans are Sharply Divided on Grand Jury Decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island, Most Police Officers are seen as Positively Impacting Communities

 In the wake of recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY – along with the protests which have followed...

Dec 11, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Showrooming and Webrooming in the 2014 Holiday Shopping Season

Showrooming and webrooming – two sides of a single retail coin. Showrooming (examining a product up close at a brick and mortar store before...

Dec 03, 2014, 05:00 ET
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A Drink for All Seasons and Reasons

 Many a volume has been authored on the best practices for pairing a wine with whatever you might be serving up for dinner, or whether a...

Nov 25, 2014, 15:00 ET
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Even Before President Obama's Announcement Last Week, Immigration was Increasingly on Americans' Minds

 President Obama set off no small amount of controversy last week when he announced sweeping executive actions on immigration policy....

Nov 25, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Economic Attitudes Inch Upward

 It's been a rough month for Democrats in general and for President Obama in particular. The midterm elections turned into a Republican...

Nov 24, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Gluten Avoidance is Outpacing Diagnosed Sensitivities

 Recently it's become nearly impossible to walk through a grocery store or look at a restaurant menu without seeing the words "gluten-free"...

Nov 19, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Majority of Americans Ready to Consider Virtual Healthcare Visits, But Concerns Do Exist

 "The doctor will see you now." Perhaps that phrase sounds familiar. Maybe it brings to mind visits to your doctor when you were a child, or...