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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...

Jul 28, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Should Beijing Be Anticipating Some Repeat Visitors in 2022?

 We're barely past the halfway mark for 2015, so thinking ahead to 2022 might be seen as a bit of a stretch – but that's just what the...

Jul 24, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Overwhelming Public Support For the Americans with Disabilities Act, But Disagreements Exist on What Should Qualify as a Disability

This coming Sunday will mark 25 years to the day since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, and...

Jul 22, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Are Snow Shovels the Next Big Grilling Accessory? Many Americans Fire Up the Grill All Year Long

July marks National Grilling Month, but according to a new Harris Poll many Americans are firing up the grill no matter what month it is. Just over...

Jul 16, 2015, 13:00 ET
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More Than Ever, Pets are Members of the Family

Whether furry, feathered or flippers a-flapping, Americans continue to display close relationships with their pets. 2015 is expected to continue...

Jul 09, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Yankees, Red Sox and Cubs Top List of America's Favorite Baseball Teams

 The Major League Baseball All Star Game is just around the corner, marking the midpoint of baseball season. Those not playing in next week's...

Jul 08, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Adults Are More Likely To Believe There Are Books That Should Be Banned Than Movies, Television Shows, or Video Games

 In just four years, the percentage of Americans who believe there are any books that should be banned has increased by more than half:...

Jul 02, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Waxing and Waning Support for Some Party-Platform Positions

 A new Harris Poll revisits public sentiment towards 15 issues which typically divide along party lines, with some notable changes since these...

Jul 01, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Economic Attitudes Indicate Encroaching Anxieties

 Americans are increasingly bracing for overcast economic skies: Only one in four U.S. adults (25%) believe the economy will improve in the...

Jun 25, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Seven in Ten Americans Plan on Hitting the Road this Summer

Grabbing your family or friends, jumping in your car, and hitting the road can be an awesome way to spend a memorable vacation. Whether it's simply...

Jun 24, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Nearly Half Of U.S. Adults Perk Up Their Travel With An Airline, Hotel, Or Travel Card Rewards Program

 Rewards programs are everywhere nowadays; from the grocery store to the pet store and everything in between, anyone can sign up to receive...

Jun 18, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Despite Growing Awareness, Interest in Mobile Payments Remains Stagnant

 Mobile transactions are a growing category in a very real sense, with awareness of the various payment opportunities the category offers...

Jun 17, 2015, 14:00 ET
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Dads Want "A Day with Family" for Father's Day, Followed by Electronics

Every June, Americans set aside a Sunday to celebrate the men who helped  shape their lives.  But a father can be many things.  For...

Jun 16, 2015, 05:00 ET
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2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend®: Travel Industry Brand of the Year Awardees Stand to Win Big In the 2015 Summer Travel Season

 With a strong dollar expected to lure travelers abroad and gasoline prices at home still low by historic standards, this summer looks...

Jun 10, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Effective Employee Communications Fosters Corporate Reputation

As a whole, American workers rate their employers' reputations favorably, with over two-thirds of employed Americans rating their employer's...

Jun 09, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Among 16 World Leaders, Only the Spiritual Leaders - Pope Francis and The Dalai Lama - Garner Good Opinions from Majorities of Americans

NEW YORK, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the continually swelling roster of U.S. presidential hopefuls, it can sometimes seem as though there's...

Jun 03, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Older Americans, Those Who Are Religious, and Even Political Party Members are Happier

 How many adults do you know who you'd consider to be very happy? Would you include yourself in that count? Statistically speaking, there's...

Jun 02, 2015, 05:00 ET
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Three in Five Americans Support Required Public Service

 A recent Harris Poll finds that over half of adults (59%) agree that some sort of public service should be required of Americans, whether at...