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Feb 09, 2017, 09:00 ET Harris Poll: Corporate Reputation Politically Polarized as Companies Wrestle With Taking a Stand for Their Values

As companies wrestle with how to approach a divided U.S. political climate, new research from The Harris Poll® shows that Americans view the...


Feb 03, 2017, 12:30 ET Beer Tops List of Beverage of Choice, But Wine Sees Gains in Popularity

While consumers increasingly alternate between alcohol categories depending on the drinking occasion, everyone has a favorite beverage to sip on...


Jan 26, 2017, 09:00 ET Americans Look to Get Their Bodies and Wallets in Shape with New Year's Resolutions

January is coming to a close and we are officially one month into a new year. For many, this marks a time of change and fresh starts and for some,...


Jan 24, 2017, 17:04 ET American Majority Sides with LGBT Rights, Though so-called "Bathroom Bills" Cause Division

With 40 state legislatures convened thus far in 2017, analysts report there are more than 30 measures introduced in 11 states that are intended to...


Jan 20, 2017, 08:54 ET Obama's Approval Ratings Highest on Record since First Year in Office

As President Obama prepares to pass the torch to President-elect Trump today, The Harris Poll takes a final look at America's feelings towards his...


Jan 17, 2017, 09:00 ET Harris Poll: Only Nine Percent of U.S. Consumers Believe Pharma and Biotechnology Put Patients over Profits; Only 16 Percent Believe Health Insurers Do

Only nine percent of U.S. consumers believe pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies put patients over profits, while only 16 percent believe...


Jan 12, 2017, 17:53 ET A Majority of Americans - Across Party Lines - Feel the Country is on the Wrong Track

2016 has come to a close and, both politically and otherwise, 2017 sees a lot of changes on the horizon for the American people. Thinking of the...


Jan 05, 2017, 18:28 ET One in Five Americans Turn to Retail Health Clinics for Treatment, Prevention, and More

The holiday season has come and gone, but the season of sick is still in full swing. Americans everywhere are battling cold and flu symptoms, and...


Dec 27, 2016, 13:00 ET Founder of The Harris Poll, Louis Harris, Died Saturday December 17, 2016

Louis Harris, one of America's best-known and most respected pollsters, passed away Saturday December 17, 2016 at his home in Key West, FL at the...


Dec 21, 2016, 14:00 ET Half of Americans Continue to Support Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

As of last month's elections, four more states voted to decriminalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use, bringing the grand total to...


Dec 15, 2016, 17:59 ET A Jumpstart on Holiday Shopping: 4 in 10 Americans Started Shopping by Mid-October

The holiday season is officially upon us, marking time for family, friends, feasts, and of course, shopping. With holiday décor popping up in...


Dec 01, 2016, 18:11 ET Brick and Mortar Merchants Remain Top Purchasing Location for Cosmetic & Grooming Product Consumers

The holiday shopping season is upon us and Americans all over the country are making their lists, checking them twice, and hitting their favorite...


Nov 23, 2016, 14:33 ET Awareness of Giving Tuesday Remains Low, but 4 in 10 Americans are Likely to Donate in Celebration

The season of giving is upon us! From bell-ringing to food donating to volunteering, Americans are getting in the generous spirit. In 2012, New...


Nov 17, 2016, 15:13 ET Carrying on Tradition around the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Americans across the country are planning what to serve, who they'll dine with, and where they'll eat. A...


Nov 10, 2016, 09:00 ET Veterans Day 2016: Giving More than Thanks?

This Friday, November 11th, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to showing appreciation for those who have served in...


Nov 08, 2016, 15:01 ET Women Usually Exceed Men in Voter Turnout; But Today, Men Have Higher Intentions to Vote

As Americans head to the polls today to elect our next president, The Harris Poll has continued to track self-reported voter intent and the latest...


Nov 04, 2016, 12:10 ET Pulse On The Polls: More than 4 in 5 Americans Planning to Vote Next Week

With the U.S. presidential election just around the corner, the political rhetoric is at fever pitch levels on both sides of the aisle. But what...


Nov 01, 2016, 17:14 ET American Teens No Longer More Likely than Adults to Believe In God, Miracles, Heaven, Jesus, Angels, or the Devil

Though Americans are currently attempting to recover from their Halloween sugar comas, with our presidential election looming, religious...


Oct 21, 2016, 14:00 ET Beer and Sports Go Hand-in-Hand, Almost Always

For many Americans, watching certain sports and enjoying an adult beverage seem to go hand-in-hand. A recent Harris Poll asked legal drinking age...


Oct 11, 2016, 09:00 ET Growing U.S. Majority Agrees: Transgender Americans Deserve Equal Treatment on the Job and in Public Accommodations

A new national survey reveals that a growing number of Americans today believe that discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and...


Sep 22, 2016, 16:43 ET Eight in Ten Americans Say Appearance is At Least Somewhat Important When Shopping for Fresh Produce

No matter how many times we've been told not to judge a book by its cover, waiting to pass judgement on something until after we get past its...


Sep 01, 2016, 13:45 ET First Time for Everything: When Should Kids Get a Job, a Phone, a Date?

 As a new school year begins, the coveted first day is just one of many "firsts" kids may be facing over the next year. But should a seventh...


Aug 30, 2016, 13:32 ET Harris Poll Names Banking Brands Of The Year

For the first time, Capital One is the Super Regional Bank1 Brand of the Year, with a double-digit increase in brand equity, according to The...


Aug 30, 2016, 09:00 ET Harris Poll Names Auto Brands Of The Year

 For the first time, Lexus is the Luxury Automotive Brand of the Year, according to The Harris Poll® 2016 EquiTrend® Study. The 28th...


Aug 04, 2016, 09:00 ET Harris Poll Names Travel Brands Of The Year

 Most hotel brands demonstrate stronger brand equity than airline, cruise and online travel service brands, according to The Harris Poll®...