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Feb 04, 2016, 05:05 ET
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Romance is in the Air: Majorities Agree Relationships Can't Last Long Term Without Romance

 Looking at store shelves across the country, one might assume the way to happy relationship is through candy and flowers. But if the Beatles...

Feb 03, 2016, 15:48 ET
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Majorities of Americans and Canadians Expect to See a Cure for Cancer in Their Lifetime

 Nearly six in 10 Americans (57%) and Canadians (59%) expect to see a cure for cancer in their lifetime. This optimism is especially...

Jan 28, 2016, 05:05 ET
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Tom Hanks is America's Favorite Movie Star, Followed by Johnny Depp and Denzel Washington

 His roles over the years have taken him into the past and the future, out into space and even into a child's toy chest, and this year Tom...

Jan 27, 2016, 05:05 ET
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President Obama Kicks Off Final Year in Office on a High (Ratings) Note

 Coming off of the hopeful vision he recently shared in his final State of the Union address, positive ratings for President Obama are at their...

Jan 26, 2016, 05:05 ET
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Pro Football is Still America's Favorite Sport

 This is a conflicting time for football fans. On the one hand, with "The Big Game" (#50, no less) fast approaching, it's a time of excitement,...

Jan 25, 2016, 05:05 ET
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Comfort Foods, Sickbed Snacks and Celebratory Nosh: What are Americans' Favorites?

 There's really no debate that food can be a comfort. Whether stressed or depressed, almost everyone has a favorite go-to dish that seems to...

Jan 21, 2016, 05:05 ET
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Mark Harmon is America's Favorite TV Personality, Followed by Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon

 NCIS ruled the roost when The Harris Poll most recently asked Americans to name their favorite current TV show, and now Mark Harmon, who leads...

Jan 20, 2016, 05:05 ET
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Satisfaction with Doctor Visits on the Rise

 Doctors' visits aren't typically a favorite activity for most, but their importance is unquestionable. As health care models continue to...

Jan 14, 2016, 05:05 ET
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Economic Expectations Influence Financial "Resolutions"

 With 2015 in the history books, many Americans take stock of their decisions in the year gone by and evaluate what they might change in the...

Jan 13, 2016, 05:05 ET
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73% Favor Some Restrictions on Firearms Sales/Ownership; 16% Favor No Limitations

 U.S. Adults across political lines agree that Americans should be entitled to purchase and/or own firearms, but they also agree that some...

Jan 06, 2016, 05:05 ET
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Moving Motivations: What Would Make Americans Consider Uprooting to Another State?

 A recent Harris Poll found Florida, California and Hawaii to be the states where Americans would most like to live (excluding where they live...

Dec 30, 2015, 05:05 ET
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He Shoots, He Scores! Americans Still See Michael Jordan as the Greatest Sports Star of All Time

 The debate is as legendary as the athletes themselves: who is the greatest sports star of all time? According to Americans who follow at least...

Dec 23, 2015, 15:05 ET
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Terrorism, Economy and Immigration Top Issues Americans Want Government to Address

 With multiple recent terrorist incidents in the news, and the issues they raise driving heated discussion in the latest Presidential debates,...

Dec 17, 2015, 05:05 ET
The Harris Poll Looks at Parent-Child Skirmishes in the Grocery Aisle

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"Can I have that?" It's the metaphorical shot across the bow that most parents know can easily lead to a full blown battle in the midst of an...

Dec 16, 2015, 05:05 ET
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The Beach Beckons: Florida, California, Hawaii Top States Where Americans Want to Live

For the first time since 2001, Florida, our nation's 27th state, is back on top as Americans' most desired habitation destination. When asked where...

Dec 09, 2015, 05:05 ET
Avoiding contact with kids is just one of the ways Americans try to get through flu season unscathed.

Preventing the Flu: Vaccination Seen as Less Important than Rest, Hand Washing, Diet, Appropriate Dress

 As the holidays are fast approaching, another season is gearing up to make an appearance as well, though it brings with it a little less joy....

Dec 08, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Americans Split on Importance of Buying Local at the Grocery Store

 When it comes to perusing the grocery store, there's a plethora of different factors that can lead to picking one item over another. One...

Dec 02, 2015, 05:05 ET
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Whether Prescribed or Over-the-Counter, Americans Prefer Generics

 Whether they're looking to fill a prescription or to pick up an over-the-counter (OTC) remedy, Americans are reaching for generics over name...

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...