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Nov 24, 2015, 16:49 ET
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Six in Ten Americans Oppose White House Plan to Accept Up to 10,000 Syrian Refugees into U.S.

Sixty-one percent of Americans oppose the Obama administration's plans to accept up to 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States over the next...

Nov 23, 2015, 11:02 ET
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Negative Attitudes Toward American Leaders Prevail in Every Branch of Government

 With so much of the national news cycle now leaning into 2016 Presidential election coverage – and with coverage of upcoming...

Nov 19, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Americans Weigh In on Their Favorite Holiday, Most Anticipated Eats, and How they Wash it All Down

 As America becomes increasingly diverse, our traditions are bound to change and adapt – but that's not to say that old traditions are...

Nov 18, 2015, 14:05 ET
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For Many Americans, Holiday Purchases Come with a Payment Plan

 Cash may be king, at least as far as the saying goes, but credit seems to count itself among the nobility as well, at least where American...

Nov 18, 2015, 05:05 ET
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All Hail the Late-Night Turkey Fix: 8 in 10 Americans Say Leftovers are the Best Thing about Hosting Thanksgiving

 Family, friends, food, and a few days off work... what's not to love? With Halloween officially over, Thanksgiving season is nearly upon us....

Nov 17, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Ever Heard of Giving Tuesday? 87% of Americans Haven't

 The holiday season brings many things. There are family gatherings and delicious food. There's a day for giving thanks and several days for...

Nov 12, 2015, 05:05 ET
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A Time for Thanks: 4 in 10 Americans Have More to be Thankful for than a Few Years Ago

The season of giving thanks is upon us and many Americans are increasingly thankful. Over four in ten adults (41%) say they have more to be...

Nov 10, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Kids and Pets Can Both Expect Happy Holidays: More Americans Plan on Buying Toys and Gifts This Year

Just as we finish packing up our Halloween costumes, it seems it's already time to start gearing up for the next round of holidays.  And...

Nov 04, 2015, 05:05 ET
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More Than 7 in 10 Americans Think Technology has Become Too Distracting and is Creating a Lazy Society

 As technology continues to seep into seemingly every aspect of everyday life – and with familiarity so often breeding contempt –...

Oct 28, 2015, 15:58 ET
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Americans Believe "The Donald" Would Trump the Competition When it Comes to the U.S. Job Market

 With all the election coverage, it might be hard to believe we're still over a year away from electing our next commander in chief (and longer...

Oct 22, 2015, 05:05 ET
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The Dallas Cowboys are Back on the Horse as America's Favorite Football Team

Sometimes it's hard to have hope when things aren't going well, as with the Dallas Cowboys and all the player injuries already piling up this early...

Oct 20, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Giving the Gift of Life: Half of Americans Say They're Registered Organ Donors

 According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 120,000 people are currently on the waiting list to receive a lifesaving...

Oct 15, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Majority of Americans - and 7 in 10 Cardholders - Happy with their Local Library

 As next week marks "National Friends of Libraries" week (October 18-24), it's particularly good news that over half (55%) of Americans are...

Oct 14, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Student Loans Continue To Delay Spending Dreams

 With the election "season" well under way, education in general and student loans in particular continue to surface as major topics of...

Oct 13, 2015, 10:45 ET
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Are We Paying Our Teachers Enough? Most Americans Say "No"

Six in ten Americans (60%) see teaching as a prestigious occupation, but clearly they don't think our educators' salaries are in line with this...

Oct 07, 2015, 05:00 ET
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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...