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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...

Nov 18, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Anticipated Holiday Spending Remains Consistent Compared to Last Year

 'Tis the season to be shopping! With the holidays quickly approaching and Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other retail-centric extravaganzas...

Nov 13, 2014, 15:00 ET
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Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare

 While we may still be a few years away from the sort of technology Doctor McCoy used in "Star Trek" to gain instant access to all that ailed...

Nov 06, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Many Americans Find Their Heroes in Family Members

 When the Harris Poll asked American adults to consider the top three people they admire enough to call a hero, of those who answered, three...

Nov 04, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Dallas/Fort Worth and Philadelphia are the "Most Alienated" Cities among America's Top 10 Markets

A 2013 Harris Poll found Americans showing an increasing sense of alienation and explored the many factors which may play into this sentiment,...

Oct 30, 2014, 13:01 ET
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Americans Report Declining Trust in Banks

 With the increasing prevalence of online-only banks and the option of completing most transactions via the Internet at any institution,...

Oct 30, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Most Americans Say Employers Should Never Discriminate, Even on Religious Grounds, According to Latest Harris/Out & Equal Poll

 Twenty years after its introduction, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is still being debated in Congress and across the United...

Oct 28, 2014, 13:00 ET
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With A Week Until the Midterm Election, Positive Ratings for Congress Remain in Single Digits

 With only a week to go until the midterm election, Americans continue to show consistently low opinions of Congress. Last month 7% of...

Oct 27, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Ratings Rebound Some for President Obama's Job Performance

 Autumn is in full swing, with Halloween just days away. But as temperatures drop, October finds some things on the rise – among them...

Oct 23, 2014, 05:00 ET
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Seven in Ten Americans Support Continued Airstrikes Against ISIS/ISIL; Split Decision on Sending U.S. Ground Troops

 A new Harris Poll of American attitudes on the so-called Islamic State, sometimes referred to as ISIS or ISIL, finds that Seven in ten...